Saarland University, together with the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) at TU Kaiserslautern, start the study program "Evaluation" in English language and in a Blended Learning Format in April 2018. That means, most activities take place on the Internet and thus enable self-regulated learning that is independent from time, location, and context. During the entire two-year study period, physical presence at Saarland University is limited to only two one-week phases of attendance.
With its global orientation, the study program aims to bring together people from different cultural areas, thus enabling a mutual exchange of experiences. Internationally known evaluation experts from different countries are to be employed for teaching purposes. The study program "Evaluation" is also the world's first program, which explicitly provides a basis for evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals, which have been adopted by the UN in 2015.
The study program takes advantage of more than ten years of experience in running the only "Evaluation" study program in Germany at Saarland University. The Blended Learning Format was developed in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Now it gives an opportunity to those persons from developing countries to acquire an internationally recognized degree without German language skills. Due to flexible study possibilities, this further education program is ideal for employees in development projects and -programs as well as in ministries, authorities and administrations, but also and, of course, for further academic training of evaluators and those who want to become evaluators.
From now on it is possible to apply for the study program at Saarland University. More information is available at www.mable-evaluation.com. The enrollment period ends on 15 July.