SLE has provided hands-on vocational education and training for future experts and managers in the field of international development cooperation for the last fifty years. We offer postgraduate studies, training courses for international experts, and practice-oriented development research and consultancy to organizations and universities active in this field. Our links with the Humboldt University Berlin and our cooperation with development organizations enable us to combine theory and practice to the best possible effect.


Postgraduate course for university graduates with some practical experience

The twelve-month postgraduate course is the ideal prerequisite for a career start in the field of international development cooperation.


Training for international experts in current development topics

SLE offers customized training courses for professionals working in public administrative bodies, organizations, universities or in the private sector. The courses, which are conducted in English, have a practical orientation and deal with development and management issues.  >more


Practice-oriented research and consultancy for organizations and universities in the field of development cooperation

SLE is glad to pass on its knowledge and experience to development policy organizations worldwide. >more


Dr. Susanne Neubert in an interview on the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development

In the interview, she talks about learning from evaluations in rural development


The course was the most valuable opportunity in my career history so far...

...it really equipped me with very good and important knowledge that is relevant to my concerns and my local
home situation."

Abdelbaith Elyem, Sudan