The Master of Advanced Studies Mediation in Peace Processes (MAS MPP) seeks to contribute to more effective peace processes and thus a more peaceful and secure world. It enhances the professionalisation of mediation by enabling MAS graduates to design and run mediation processes using the latest theoretical, methodological and practical foundations of mediation. It provides strategic partners from the public and civilian sphere (e.g. states, international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations) with a programme to strengthen cooperation and mediation capacities, thus professionalising the field of mediation.
The goal of the MAS ETH MPP is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques to effectively mediate violent political conflicts. Participants gain knowledge of the theory and practice of mediation in peace processes and internalise the necessary skills and techniques of mediation (communication, relationship-building, process design).