A two-year English-language degree program at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest (Romania), the Master in International Public Affairs (MIPA) aims to prepare future professionals of public affairs for higher adaptability to multicultural and increasingly digital work environments, while contributing to advancing the local, national and global sustainable development and social responsibility efforts.


Among the very few of its kind in the world and unique in both Romania and the region, the program focuses on professional and individualized training, with about 80% of the instruction time allocated to seminars, policy workshops, internships, individual tutoring and professional mentoring.

The areas of interest and specialization for the practical part of the program focus largely on:

DIPLOMACY track: public diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, digital diplomacy

GLOBAL AFFAIRS track: sustainable development, humanitarian affairs

EUROPEAN AFFAIRS track: European Union institutions and policies

CIVIL SOCIETY track: international NGOs, social movements

INDUSTRY track: public-private partnerships for creative industries, the social and environmental sustainability of companies

Apart from an individual academic supervisor for the entire duration of their studies, all students have access to different mentors from partner institutions in the field of international public affairs which are active in Romania or abroad.

In addition, students are also fully integrated into projects within which they are required to develop solutions to real problems of the partner institutions.

Not least, almost each week, guest experts from Romania or abroad offer lectures and small group seminars that help students familiarize with the challenges of the current labour market and provide more specific knowledge and/or skills.

Instead of an MA thesis, at the end of the program students are required to defend publicly a capstone project (i.e. application of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to examine or evaluate a specific real life problem).

The MIPA program is academically coordinated within the Department of Comparative Governance and European Studies (DCGES) of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest (Romania).

Most guest events are organized with the support of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC), part of the DCGES.