Why? To resolve violent, political conflict.
The Master of Advanced Studies ETH Mediation in Peace Processes (MAS ETH MPP) provides participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to mediate violent political conflicts. Currently, this is the only MAS programme that professionalises the training of mediators working in peace processes.
Who? Future mediators.
The MAS ETH MPP targets future mediators who seek to work in formal track one mediation teams; in conflict contexts where there is no formal mediator; in mediation support units and in research-practitioner entities.
What? Continuing education programme.
The MAS ETH MPP consists of 1,800 hours of study (60 ETCS), structured as a continuing education programme with 15 weeks of face-to-face modules and two written papers over a two-year period. The part-time nature of the course allows participants to continue their work in or around peace processes, while developing new knowledge and skills to assist them in their work.
How? Through partnerships.
The MAS ETH MPP is built on a close partnership between ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), as well as various foreign ministries (e.g. Germany, Finland and Sweden). The MAS is also supported by international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It brings together the most qualified mediation practitioners and researchers the world has to offer.