In 2003, CPS was active in five broad
research areas, embarked upon the development of six new projects, and carried out
numerous novel capacity development activities in addition to its continued
engagement in major schemes such as the International Policy Fellowship and
Faculty Fellowship programs of the Open Society Institute (OSI). The foundations of
another important initiative, a Master’s program in Public Policy, were also laid,
further integrating CPS into the life of the University as an academic unit soon ready
to provide first-class graduate education.
2003 also witnessed a number of changes in the senior management of CPS. Together with research, teaching and training activities in public policy have always
been at the core of CPS’s mission. Our long-standing partnership with OSI in offering
the International Policy Fellowship (IPF) and Faculty Fellowship schemes is one
expression of this commitment, with CPS staff acting as mentors of IP Fellows,
participating in the selection of the Fellows and providing general support to the
management of the programs. During the 2003-2004 academic year we also made
significant progress towards reaching one of our long-standing goals, namely,
offering our own Master’s program in Public Policy (MPP).