E-Learning Programs

Institut de diplomatie publique has developed the E-Learning Programs in order to offer individuals interested in the field of Public Diplomacy and related areas the opportunity to increase their experience in this expanding field.

Application deadline 12.08.2020.

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For many learners and educators, especially in low-income countries, access to educational materials is a daily struggle, even in normal times. Because of a myriad of barriers, such as the prohibitive cost of learning resources, or the legal maze of convoluted copyright rules and exceptions, many learners are denied their fundamental human right to education.

The Institute is a non-profit NGO of alternative education in the fields of public diplomacy, culture and humanities. At Institute, we offer hybrid education by adapting our programs to the circumstances and situations of our students; we use both traditional and non-traditional methods which allow the students to study at their own pace, place, and timing with guidance and mentorship of our volunteer lecturers.

Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. Because we can share digital open educational resources for near $0, we believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so.

The E-Learning Programs have been designed to be studied at a distance, giving students the flexibility to study from any location in the world within a structured and supportive framework. The programs have been designed in a flexible way to allow students to structure their instruction around their own schedules.

The courses will be delivered via an e-Learning platform, designed to help participants meet the course's learning objectives through a self-paced study routine supported by multimedia, required and optional readings.

The programs offer access to lecturers, audio-visual content, a library of reading materials, and professional networking opportunities to promote one's own projects.

Students will have access to innovative research and publications in the field and a distinguished and renowned faculty. In addition to obtaining an expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, students will have the possibility to create and implement their own programs of Public Diplomacy with the support of the Institute and its partners.

We have dedicated volunteer professionals and professors who donate several to many hours per week to advise professors, students universities and NGOs in their areas of expertise.

Key Objectives of the Programs

Knowledge in Public Diplomacy & Preparation for the Future Evolution of the Field - To educate students about Public Diplomacy within the context of the political, economic, and cultural dimensions. In addition, the Institute aims to cultivate individual thought and reflection on new issues surrounding the rapidly developing field of Public Diplomacy.

Analysis of Innovative Governance Strategies - To enable students to analyze innovative governance strategies, such as new theories of interdependence ….all within the framework of the contemporary international relations discourse.

Professional Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Relationships - To equip students with the relevant skill sets, knowledge, professional experience and professional relationships, so that they will be able to acquire a job in NGOs.

Key Benefits of the Program

The professional kowledge that is provided for the students is the main scope of the programs and is designed specifically in order to provide students with the best tools in order to develop their careers and to acquire jobs in these institutions and organizations.

Students will obtain an expertise in Public Diplomacy which is a rapidly evolving and important field, within the public sector, private sector, and civil society.

Program Certificate

Participants will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Letter of Recommendation - For those students who implement specific projects of Public Diplomacy or write exceptional final papers for their e-Learning Program, it will be possible to request letters of recommendation from the Institute to assist in their career development.

Contact Us
For further information about the program, please send an email to: info@institut.uk

We actively encourage lecturers / professors / tutors to use Institutes’ Articles and Publications in course syllabi/reading materials. We specify no restriction for the use and dissemination of our content for student learning materials, so long as ‘Institute (www.institut.uk)’ is clearly listed as the publisher.


What does it mean to be Tuition-Free?

“Tuition-free” means that unlike other universities, the Institute doesn’t charge students for taking courses. The Institute also doesn’t charge students to enroll, to pay for books, or other course materials. Our online model of education allows us to bring the classroom to you– cutting the cost for our students overall.

Why Tuition-Free?

It is the Institute mission to provide affordable, tuition-free education for everybody. It is our goal to make higher-education accessible to all, anytime, anywhere.

A List of Recommended Courses for Members of the Institut de diplomatie (October-December 2020)

Before you sign up for any courses, take time to consider which you might benefit most from. The following list details recommendations of courses you should consider taking, regardless of your intended or current category of membership, in order to gain a solid intellectual foundation in the field of public diplomacy. Listed are 3 individual courses that deal with issues related to public diplomacy. The Courses are free. Available online now.

Open and Smart Government Explore the challenges, benefits and processes that governments and citizens face when deciding to join the Open Government Movement. Delft University of Technology About this course Skip About this course How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be used to improve policy making? Which technologies are available to make governments more open and to use open government data?How can data be turned into smartness? Governments all over the world aim to become more open and transparent in order to establish closer ties with their constituents. However, opening government involves complex challenges and poses two major areas of concerns. First, many different stakeholders are involved and there are various dependencies between them, and second, the technologies that support open government are fragmented. In addition, it is unclear how different contexts should alter the best practices for open government. This course explores the foundations and objectives of Open Government and examines current developments, including the opening and reuse of governmental data such as the release of data by governments in America and Europe. This course will empower you, by helping you grasp the key principles surrounding open government. The topics of the course are applied to concrete cases, which you will be asked to analyze and discuss with your peers. This course may be of interest to the following:

  • Students interested in the basics of open government, in smart government, in data-driven governance and data-driven research;

  • Professionals and researchers working on open government research and interested in strategies and challenges for opening governments

  • Professionals and researchers working on open data research or open data initiatives

  • Professionals and researchers working on topics related to public values, use of algorithms, including transparency and privacy, in a governmental context

  • Senior administrators, policy advisors, government officials or agency members, who are interested in how ICTs change governments and how ICTs can be used in public administrations

Ethical Social Media Instructor Dr Jonathon Hutchinson Offered by The University of Sydney Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world. In 2020, we were ranked second in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, and first in Australia in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Social Media Analytics: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations How can you discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you on social media platforms, including Twitter? Anthropology of Social Media This free online course is based on the work of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months in fieldsites in Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey. Translations of this course can be found on UCLeXtend in the following languages: Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil and Turkish. More info about the membership in the Institiut de diplomatie publique