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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
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Room 8005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

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 that during the COVID-19 pandemic our services and our personnel are also available by MS Teams and by email.

The Social Sciences (FSS) and Vanier (VNR) buildings will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thank you for your patience and collaboration.