The second education feature lies in CERIS’ international audience. Those following the course come from around forty countries. Two third are from European Union member states or applicants’ countries, with the third coming from north and south America, Sub-Sahara Africa, South and East Asia. Around 80% of them have a professional occupation. They are mainly Brussels based diplomats, EU or NATO officials, corporate executives and journalists. We should add that each year CERIS reserves several places for fresh university graduates who are destined for international careers Candidates are selected based on their academic qualifications and their experience. The academic board therefore applies equal importance to the CV of the candidates as to their educational background. The majority of the participant registering on courses have a degree in politics, economics & business administration, law, modern languages or journalism. However, any university degree is considered provided it is accompanied by work experience in an international environment.
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