Organising for a more sustainable, inclusive and just society
Grassroots organisations, associations, neighbourhood groups, cooperatives and social enterprises play an essential role in sustaining our societies. They mobilise individuals and communities to address pressing challenges such as poverty, climate change, violence, intolerance and pandemic conditions. At the local, national and international level, they organise in ways that foster more sustainable, inclusive and just societies.
Do you aspire to make a positive social impact through your work? Are you interested in better understanding the major challenges of our time? Do you want to study how today’s institutions work, where they fail and how they can be transformed to improve society? Do you want to become a changemaker? Are you into ideas and action? Are you a self-reflective thinker and an engaged doer?
Our new Organising Social Impact Master’s programme prepares you for work in grassroots, non-profit, public and private organisations committed to advancing society, making it more sustainable, inclusive and just. We offer you a unique combination of interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge, research methodologies, professional skills and experience in the field. This programme will enable you to understand organising as an action and process to foster institutional transformation, both in theory and in practice. It will allow you explore how you can have impact and become part of social change.
This Master’s programme is taught by academic staff with extensive experience in research and education. This programme is taught by the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG), known for its world-class research in organisation studies, governance and public administration. In 2021, USG was ranked second in the world in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking for Public Administration, and its research was rated ‘excellent’ by an international audit.