LIDC is committed to improving teaching in international development, both within its member Colleges and through international partnerships.
Our teaching activities focus on two areas:
- Generating inter-College and interdisciplinary postgraduate training opportunities with Colleges and partners.
- Supporting research into teaching (i.e. evaluating different teaching strategies, innovation in Information and Communication Technology, capacity strengthening in partner universities, and raising development awareness).
Our teaching activities benefit from the world-renowned experience and expertise of our Colleges, both in delivering courses and conducting research. The Colleges offer over 300 postgraduate course units relevant to international development, in subjects ranging from agriculture to economics, and from health to poverty.
Training the next generation of health professionals - MSc One Health
In 2013 LIDC and its member Colleges RVC and LSHTM launched the interdisciplinary MSc programme in One Health.
Supporting careers of development professionals - short course in evaluation
In 2014 LIDC and partners launched the first LIDC Short Course in Evaluation for Development Programmes.
Raising development awareness - Students as Global Citizens
LIDC took part in a £232,000 grant from the Department for International Development (DFID) to understand how students in professional training learn about international development and how their development awareness can be enhanced.
The project, entitled ‘Students as Global Citizens’, is led by the Development Education Research Centre (DERC) based at the Institute of Education (IoE). It involves training programmes of the Royal Veterinary College, the School of Pharmacy and University College London (UCL) for veterinarians, pharmacists and doctors, respectively.