IGIR works not only in conducting cutting-edge research into international economic systems and emerging markets, but also engages in a variety of education activities, including curriculum design and delivery, teaching and support for top-level Faculty of Law master’s programmes, and collaborates with international partners on professional training and courses.
Professional training & courses
IGIR staff is involved in teaching at Maastricht University Faculty of Law courses in the master Globalisation and Law. IGIR’s intellectual property research group is responsible for the Advanced Master programme Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (IPKM), which is a founding member of the Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO).
Short courses on intellectual property and entrepreneurship for scientists, and EQE Exam training for patent attorneys form a regular offering. Furthermore IGIR has been involved in a number of capacity building projects, such as:
- TEMPUS IP-MED
- EU-GTZ WTO accession assistance for Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam (Multrap III).
Intellectual Property Seminar in Macau
Prof. Kamerman Sanders has been organising an annual seminar on intellectual property law for the Institute for European Studies of Macau since 2002. Through IGIR he is now also involved in the IP Law School and the Professional Update.
China EU School of Law, Beijing, China
The UM Faculty of Law is part of the China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the campus of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. IGIR fellows run the course Introduction to WTO Law for the master’s European and International Law, and also deliver professional training.
Campus Brussels is UM's hub for post-academic courses, professional training, and research in Brussels. IGIR uses the campus for high-level activities on issues concerning European law and policy (e.g. IP and Standards, EU-Asia trade relations, etc.).
Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management
The IPKM programme provides you with the legal foundations and practical and technical skills to work at the crossroads of legal services, policy and knowledge management. Students with work experience and working professionals are encouraged to apply. The curriculum is structured for combining both work and study.
Globalisation & Law: International Trade and Investment Law
Follow courses on topics such as international trade law, intellectual property law and investment law. Combine theoretical courses with practical work on fictional and true-life cases. Go on a 2-day study trip to the WTO headquarters in Geneva, where you’ll attend a series of lectures by prominent officials from the WTO secretariat.