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School of International Development and Global Studies

Welcome to the School of International Development and Global Studies!

Celebrating its 15th year, the School of International Development and Global Studies contributes to the development of knowledge, research, and public policy related to international development and globalization issues.

The School espouses a theory of international development relating to the minimization of inequalities, focusing on the peaceful resolution of conflicts, a respect for diversity and an appreciation for citizen engagement.

  • Canada’s largest academic unit specializing in international development
  • Pursues a mission to engage both theory and practice
  • Offers courses abroad in developing and developed countries
  • Provides CO-OP option to combine working and learning
  • Research intensive with an interdisciplinary PhD in International Development
  • Provides networking opportunities in a G7 capital city

Why the School of International Development and Global Studies?

International Development and Globalization issues are of major importance in today's world. Nations impact on each other on many levels (economics, political, sociological) that shape everyday life all over the world.

This program provides a better understanding of the stakes involved in international development and the move toward a global economy. It also offers a solid grounding in several disciplines, such as political science and sociology, and general knowledge in economics.

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Student voices

“It's been both interesting and exciting to be a part of this process, and I've been learning much about the environmental and economic challenges to food security and agriculture.”

Shantelle Binnette, graduate

— Graduated 2014, Honours BA in Development and Globalization

Contact us

School of International Development and Global Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, Room 8005
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
Canada (map)

Tel.: 613-562-5680
[email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday 
8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)


Please note our services and our personnel are available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings are open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.