Higher Education Institutions

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Geneva

Prepare yourself for an international career and study the most pressing global challenges so you can contribute to making a more peaceful world.

In the heart of International Geneva, the Institute offers the opportunity to study the most complex issues of our time: peace and conflict, the environment, cooperation and development, migration, humanitarian action, economics and finance, education and global health.

Our Master and PhD programmes are designed to help develop your analytical skills and critical thinking, be it in specialised areas (such as international history, international economics, anthropology and sociology, international law, and political science/international relations) or across disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Master Programmes

  • Master in International Affairs
  • Master in Development Studies

Disciplinary Master and PhD Programmes

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Development Economics (PhD only)
  • International Economics
  • International History
  • International Law
  • International Relations/Political Science

Short Programmes

  • Summer Programme on International Affairs
  • Summer and Winter Programme on the UN
  • Undergraduate Semester Programme

The Institute has signed a significant number of cooperation agreements with prestigious universities worldwide for Joint and Dual Degree programmes (eg. Harvard Kennedy School, Peking University, Yale University), as well as student exchanges.

Main research thematics

  • Democracy and Civil Society
  • Trade and Economic Integration
  • Conflict, Dispute Settlement and Peacebuilding
  • Culture, Identity and Religion
  • Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Action
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Finance and Development
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Migration and Refugees
  • Development Policies and Practices
  • Global Health

 

RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Economics, Political Science
  • Historical and Cultural Sciences
  • Law, Criminology
  • Social Sciences, Social Work

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Master programmes: 7
  • Number of PhD programmes: 6
  • Number of programmes in continuing education: >15

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 1927

898 STUDENTS

80% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

4000 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (2018/19)

FAMOUS ALUMNI:

  • Kofi Annan (former UN Secretary Geneva and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize),
  • Brad Smith (President Microsoft),
  • Micheline Calmy-Rey (Former Foreign Minister of Switzerland)

 

Voices

  • Adefolakemi, Student

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  • Maison de la paix

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  • Paul Krugman & Richard Baldwin

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  • Thomas Biersteker, Professor

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