First Level Specializing Master | 17.edition

International Cooperation and Development - MICAD

Academic Year: 2022/23
When: January 2023 - December 2023
Where: Milan @ASERI
Applications Deadline:
Intl students: October 27, 2022
Italian students: November 30, 2022 NEW DEADLINE!


Change makers for global sustainable development


The Master in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) offers a stimulating, interdisciplinary learning environment for addressing and exploring tentative solutions to poverty, inequality, conflict, instability and uncertainty which still affect the everyday life of a majority of the world population.



First level specializing master (Master universitario di primo livello)


1 year: January 2023 - December 2023.
In presence classes + Project Work + Internship (3 months)



MICAD addresses to:

  • Young graduates with a strong interest in partnering for cooperation and development, willing to acquire interdisciplinary competences and professional tools.
  • Professionals in different fields who aspire to apply their competences to cooperation and development and want to reinforce their theroetical and applied competences.


Professional outcomes 

Thanks to the well-balanced mix between theoretical knowledge and practical approach, students acquire specific set of professional skills to successfully start a career in NGOs, international organizations, think tanks, and foundations at national and international level. 

Language of instruction

MICAD is taught in English


60 ECTS credits.

Applications deadline: 

  • Applicants with international bachelor's degree: October 27, 2022
  • Applicants with Italian bachelor degree: November 30, 2022 NEW DEADLINE!

    Excpetions to the deadline can be evaluated with the Master coordinator
Prof Beretta's address

the director | video

Prof Beretta's address

MICAD offers a framework for interdisciplinary analysis of the global situation, among international students, scholars and professionals. We explore solutions to the world problems, through the coordinated efforts of governmental and non-governmental actors. Partnering is a key word in pursuing  development and inclusion: cooperation is about empowering the vulnerable, the poor in becoming protagonists of their own development. Partnering for development is about local projects, but even more about appropriate national and global policies. This is what I work for, this is what I invite you to work for.

MICAD highlights


Discover the MICAD features directly from the Master Staff. 

Meet the Director, Prof Simona Beretta, the Progam Coordinator, Elisa Bonomi and Arianna Boriani, MICAD Alumna, connected from Uganda. 


Arianna Boriani | Fondazione Italia Uganda


Arianna Boriani | Fondazione Italia Uganda

When we spoke to Arianna Boriani, she was about to leave to Uganda to complete her internship at Fondazione Italia Uganda, where she had already been working for two months from the Italian offices.

What were the reasons that made her choose the Master in International Cooperation and Development?
What was the added value of the MICAD?
Which the takeaways that she's applying now to her job?

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