Webinar: The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute

Representative: Anisa Atlasi (International Office + Faculty of Humanities), Dr. Rory Horner (GDI, presenter, panellist), Dr. Vidhya Unnikrishnan (GDI, panellist) & Katrina Barron (support)
17th Mar 2022
15:30 - 16:30
SI-UK India (online)

Discover more about The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute (GDI), a world-leading centre for postgraduate studies in global development challenges – and how to solve them.

An overview of the Institute and its master’s programmes will be followed by a live Q&A session with some of the GDI’s leading academic staff. You can submit questions in real-time and find out more about the study options that await you at Manchester.

Short description about the University: 

The Global Development Institute (GDI) at The University of Manchester addresses global inequalities through world-class, interdisciplinary research, in order to promote a socially-just world in which all people, including future generations, can enjoy a decent life.

Made up of over 70 academics and around 700 postgraduate students overall, the GDI is one of the largest providers of development studies, research and postgraduate education in Europe. 

Real-world impact 

Ranked first in the UK for our impact on Sustainable Development Goals (THE Impact Rankings 2021). 

Vision and priorities 

Promoting social justice is at the heart of GDI’s ambition and is connected to our core values of inclusivity, responsibility, equity and sustainability. 

Research excellence 

Our research is ranked first in the UK for impact, and second in the UK for quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014). 

Multicultural environment 

Join a multicultural community of students from almost 40 countries. 

Alumni network 

Join our alumni network of more than 10,000 graduates across the world that help drive forward sustainable development and social justice for all. 


The GDI is a culmination of an impressive history of development studies at Manchester which has spanned more than 60 years. 

Outstanding academic experts 

Home to a breadth of outstanding academic experts who are driven by the desire to advance social justice through world-class, interdisciplinary research. 

Most targeted 

One of the most targeted UK universities by top graduate employers (Higher Fliers Report 2021).


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