standardisation Research & Education

Standardisation Education

In the curriculum of courses taught by TILT staff, various legal, regulatory and economic aspects of standardization and certification are covered.

Specifically this holds for courses on

WTO law

This course covers aspects such as  echnical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) related non-tariff barriers to trade. In that regard, it also discusses the value of standards created by international standard organizations For WTO adjudication purposes. It also covers regulatory innovations at the level of preferential trade agreements were important developments can be traced with respect to recognition of standards, development of common standards, or cooperation for the creation of standards at the international or regional level;

Technology regulation

Related courses cover aspects such as the regulatory function of technical standards and certificates as well their role in technology contracts and the impact on liability;

Global value chains

This course covers the role of standards and certificates in shaping global development and delivery channels for technology products and services, it covers trade law aspects as well as the role of standards and certificates in technology contracts;

Data protection

These courses cover the role of certification as compliance tool under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Cybersecurity and cybercrime

The course includes lecture on governance of cybercrime and cybersecurity, including  the role of standardisation bodies and technical standards.

In addition

the TILT Master's Thesis Trajectory, also covers the role of standards and certification in the governance and regulation of technology and other innovations.