Harvard's Kennedy School, Watch Out! UCL's STEaPP MPA is here

Prof.Yacob Mulugetta and Dr.Julius Mugwagwa in University College London's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP "Steep"), have created a very interesting program offering in the Masters of Public Administration in Development, Technology and Innovation Policy.

Smita Srinivas recently spoke to the MPA students via video-link and enjoyed the passion and focus of the questions she fielded. STEaPP's a strong global contender for Thinkers and Do-ers on technology and innovation.

Harvard's Kennedy School: watch out!

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