Sunday, 15 June 2008

MIP course available, but you've only 2 weeks to apply!

On 4 August the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy is jointly offering a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP), together with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and Africa University (Mutare, Zimbabwe). The language of instruction for the MIP programme is English and the course runs for 12 months, from 4 August 2008 to 31 July 2009. It is aimed at young professionals who wish to acquire the skills required to play a leading role through exposure to an international and comparative approach. The curriculum aims to provide an in-depth examination of all fields of intellectual property and is taught by leading academicians, legal practitioners and IP experts drawn from various universities in Africa.

Applications must arrive by 30 June 2008 (you can find the application form here), accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of university degree certificates/diploma and transcripts, at least two letters of reference and any other appropriate supporting documents. Detailed information concerning the MIP Program is also provided on the websites of AU, WIPO and ARIPO.

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