The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) program brings together an international, multi-disciplinary group of faculty, students, and professionals to study the many facets of rural policy. The ICRPS Consortium is comprised of core faculty from eleven universities in Canada, Europe, and the USA. It is the first program of its kind that enables students to examine and compare the role of rural policy in different cultural, political, and administrative contexts around the globe.

Designed for graduate students and mid-career professionals, the ICRPS program introduces the skills to analyze and compare policies at the international, national, state, regional, and local levels. It also provides the opportunity to study the nature and implications of new forms of governance in rural contexts. The key elements of the ICRPS program are: two-week, international summer institutes; comparative rural policy research projects; and online distance learning courses.

For more information, please visit the main ICRPS website.