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Professional Training Workshops

IBRU hosts a number of Professional Training Courses as well as online courses throughout the year. 

IBRU runs regular professional training workshops on practical aspects of boundary-making and dispute resolution, including maritime boundary delimitation, negotiating international boundaries, preparing for litigation and arbitration, geographical information in boundary-making, and archive research for boundary dispute resolution. Issues covered in our most popular workshops include:

  • Maritime boundary delimitation
  • Boundary negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Geographic information in boundary-making
  • Strategies and tools for effective border management
  • Archive research for boundary dispute resolution
  • River boundaries: practicalities and solutions

IBRU’s unique boundary training programme has been running since 1996 attracting over 1,800 participants from 124 countries around the world.

Our professional training workshops are led by teams of expert tutors and provide a relevant combination of background theory and practical application in an informal teaching environment. Numbers are limited to maximise interaction between tutors and participants so we advise you book early to guarantee your place.

To make an enquiry about our workshops, please contact the IBRU Team.


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Workshop Funding for Least Developed Countries

IBRU will offer places on our professional training workshops to delegates from the 45 countries who appear on the ‘United Nations Least Developed Countries List’, at a reduced cost.

The full list of eligible countries can be found on the United Nations website.

Places will be restricted to only 2 places per LDC country per workshop at this reduced rate. Any additional places will be available at the full cost price. Places will be available on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.

Please get in touch with the IBRU team to find out more about the LDC offer.

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Defining and Managing River Boundaries and International Rivers

This Professional Training Workshop will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-10 May 2024

More information and registration
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Maritime Boundary Delimitation

This Professional Training Workshop in Durham, UK will take place 11-13 September 2024

More information and registration
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International Boundary Dispute Resolution

This Professional Training Workshop in Paris will take place 6-8 November 2024 in partnership with international law firm Foley Hoag LLP

More information and registration

Get in Touch

Enquiries about IBRU: Centre for Borders Research should be sent via the email link below.

Contact Us

Department of Geography 
Durham University 
Durham, DH1 3LE 
United Kingdom 
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1965 
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962