What does it take to work for an international organization and to succeed there? How can universities prepare their students for a career in international organizations? Answers to these questions come from in-depth studies at selected international organizations (EU, OSCE, ESA, UNEP, World Bank) and a comparative survey of degree programs and professional schools in the United States and Europe. The results are of interest to human resources managers at international organizations, faculty and program managers at institutions of higher education, and last but not least to students who aim for a career in international public service.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 239 pp., num. tables and graphs
Contents: Germany’s underrepresentation in international organizations – Recruitment at international organizations
– University education and job performance – Professional schools in the United States – Degree programs in Europe – Recommendations
on how to improve educational programs.