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Over the course of 2018, the Global Development Institute will be celebrating 60 years of Development Studies at The University of Manchester.

From being a small training unit on the edge of the University, the Global Development Institute now leads one of its major research beacons on global inequalities. Our research and postgraduate teaching are influential around the world.

Over the last 60 years, development has changed beyond all recognition. We’ll be using the year to reflect on some of the changes that have happened and the upcoming challenges we’re likely to face. We’ll also be celebrating our 11,622 alumni, many of whom are deeply engaged in promoting development in many countries.