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Turin School of Development

Every year, around 150 different programmes and courses are run at our compact functional campus in Turin, attracting more than 4,000 people from over 180 countries. The Turin School of Development was created in 2009 in this stimulating international environment to formalize the partnerships established between the Centre, UN organizations and universities.



Since 1990, over 2,000 participants from all around the world have obtained postgraduate qualifications and Masters’ degrees through the Turin School of Development.

The programmes of the Turin School of Development are implemented thanks to the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and of the “Compagnia di San Paolo” of Turin.


  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property
  • Master in Management of Development
  • Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development
  • Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
  • LL.M. in International Trade Law
  • MSc in Applied Labour Economics for Development
  • Master in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Master Programme in Industrial and Employment Relations
  • "Master en Gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développement durable"
  • "Master en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo"


The School is fully embedded into the training programmes offered by the International Turin Centre of the ILO and for each Master Programme the comparative advantage of the Centre as a global knowledge hub, combined with regional and national expertise, is further enhanced. In this context, I would like to mention the research cluster and the Ph.D. Programme launched by the School in cooperation with the ILO and selected universities, which is attracting more and more attention.


TSD graduates may apply to international organizations, UN agencies and the private sector. The Masters’ courses are designed to impart the full spectrum of skills required to deal effectively with the challenges facing today’s development professionals in their pursuit of social and economic progress, while preserving the living environment for future generations.

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Student services

All residential services are available for a pleasant stay, including cultural and social events in the evenings and weekends. Facilities include:

  • Reception open 24 hours a day: reception desk, porter service, shuttle service to airport, taxi service, luggage deposit facilities, safe, sale of bus tickets and telephone cards
  • Cafeteria/canteen: large choice of meals prepared with top-quality local products, grill and pizza
  • Full-service restaurant: à la carte menu with traditional Italian cuisine
  • Catering services: a wide selection of options, from finger food buffets to themed banquets, incorporating the best local produce and catering to all dietary requirements
  • Coffee lounge/bar with entertainment events

Housing services


  • Participants can stay on campus paying a boarding tuition or alternatively, can find accommodation in downtown Turin. A single room (breakfast excluded) costs about 400/500 euros per month.

ICT services

Intellectual property law is facing unprecedented challenges. Evolving issues like biotechnological inventions, software protection, digital rights management, copyright and the internet raise questions related to the continuous need to define an optimal interface between law and technology.

Medical services

All residential services are available for a pleasant stay, including cultural and social events in the evenings and weekends. Facilities include:

  • Medical service

Student Life

Campus life

The campus and facilities at the Turin School of Development are conducive to learning and sharing knowledge. All classrooms have workstations with free internet connection, and some are equipped for video-conferencing and simultaneous interpretation. Other services that optimize the learning experience include multimedia design and production, and translation.

Sports facilities

    All residential services are available for a pleasant stay, including cultural and social events in the evenings and weekends. Facilities include:
  • Sport and fitness: gym, football pitch and three tennis courts

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is very interesting because I started the distance learning before doing the face to face and I has a better understanding of the course and am learning new methodology which would enhanced and facilitate my work.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The course materials are well researched and detailed.The guidance from the lecturers and staff is superb. I also won a 20% scholarship reducing and facilitating my finances.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Our core faculty of my LLM’s programme, was composed of the professors from renowned universities worldwide; legal professionals and consultants from international law firms and legal departments of international corporations; as well as experts and officials from UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT, UN, WTO, ICC, EU and other international organisations. I was also privileged to be taught...

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