Formal Accredited Masters Programme
- Joint African Masters Programme in Comparative Local Development (JAMP): This programme is accredited by the South African Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Quality Authority (SAQA) and will be offered as from 2010. JAMP is being offered jointly by a consortium of tertiary education institutions in five countries (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa; Università di Trento, Italy; Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia; University of Botswana, Botswana; Universidad São Tomás de Moçambique, Mozambique). JAMP is a fully interdisciplinary programme comprising the application of economics, law and sociology/political science to the understanding of problems of local development. The initiative is consortium based, and for the first five years of the consortium the Tshwane University of Technology and the University of Trento will serve as the co-ordinating universities. The University of Trento also serves as the co-ordinating university for the European Master in Comparative Local Development for the Balkans and other areas in transformation. The programme will be accredited in all the partner countries and jointly conferred by all partner institutions. The teaching faculty are drawn from a pool of experts resident at participating institutions in the region as well as experts located at institutions in other regions of the continent and internationally.
- Masters in Science, Technology and Innovation (STIM): The accreditation of this programme is in process. STIM has been designed to address a pressing national and continental need for an academic programme which can train state officials and private sector managers in Science, Technology and Innovation analysis and planning. It is an interdisciplinary programme designed to attract graduates from the broader humanities, social sciences and engineering, as well as economics. The programme's emphasis on innovation and development is a central feature differentiating it from other qualifications in economics both nationally and internationally. Within the STIM programme there are two distinct tracks of study differentiated by their public and private sector focuses. Both focuses are designed to be career-orientated post-graduate degrees as well as providing learners with a solid foundation for further academic study. The track emphasising the economics of innovation in the public sector is designed for those currently involved in innovation policy formulation and/or analysis as well as for those interested in pursuing a career in this area.