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IMPALLA is a Master after Master program that gives talented students the opportunity of deepening both their theoretical and empirical knowledge in Social Policy Analysis. One of the unique characteristic of the program is the opportunity provided to our students to:
- expand their theoretical knowledge on comparative socio-economic policies and policy evaluation
- as well as their methodological and advanced research skills.
Being an IMPALLA student will allow you to attend the intensive lectures of well-known Professors in statistics and methodology from the University of Tilburg. Our practical seminars will offer you the opportunity to acquire or develop your skills in working with SPSS, SAS, STATA, LatentGOLD and other programs, while accessing our large international datasets. In addition, Professors from the University of Leuven will challenge our students to reflect on the current developments of transnational collaborations like that of European welfare states in the European Union.
Our list of well-known professors continues, coming from the University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg or Kent State University US, Professors who will constantly challenge and inspire you, our future IMPALLA student!
Dozens of issues dominate the life and mind of a graduate student. From relationships to research, time management to financial management, it seems that there are often too many components to juggle. Surviving this multiplicity of priorities requires an action plan and fierce intentionality. Below is a list of topics with articles, suggested blogs and books, and tips for managing each area of life. Browse our library of resources and discover new approaches to navigating the challenges of the grad life.
"Another general suggestion is that most academics tend to use the same methods their whole career and they’re the methods that they learned in graduate school. Don’t be like them, right? That’s the first suggestion. Don’t be like them. Keep learning tools. The second suggestion is to realize that, realize the social science generalization that people are who they are. People tend to be the same and you’re probably going to be like them. What that means is that when you’re in graduate school or you’re an undergraduate, pick up the tools because the tools will enable you to do the things that others haven’t been able to do. So if you have the choice, take some statistics courses, take some courses in political methodology, take a computer science course or two now and then you’ll have a framework on which to build. Then you can prove me wrong after you become a professor and you can learn more tools, but those tools will be taken to the next level."
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