Students' stories

07 décembre 2018

Student Perspectives: Pursuing a Dual Master

Currently pursuing a Dual Master in Global Health and International Affairs/Development Studies at the Graduate Institute and the Université de Genève, Yejin Lee describes the advantages of studying and working in Geneva’s international setting.   Where are you from and what brought you to the Institute? I am originally from South Korea but I have been educated in many other countries. I received my...
26 novembre 2018

Changer le monde?

Flora Demaegdt (Leturcq), étudiante de 2e année de master en études du développement "Crise des migrants, famines, désastre écologique, rupture du multilatéralisme, violences faites aux femmes… les défis...

21 novembre 2018

Indira Urazova: a Life-changing Opportunity

Indira Urazova is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Institute’s Community Scholarship. She came to the Graduate Institute from Uralsk in Western Kazakhstan and is currently studying for a Master in Development...

02 novembre 2018

Online Courses: Innovative Educational Opportunities

In pursuit of innovative, flexible and accessible learning, the Graduate Institute has embraced online platforms, allowing not only current students but the wider public, access to a world class education....

01 novembre 2018

Interview with Kengo Kuma, Architect of the New Student Residence

The Institute is undertaking the construction of a new student residence  that will allow it to add 650 beds to the existing 250-capacity Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House. After an architectural...

25 octobre 2018

Nature’s Contribution to the 2030 Agenda: a Student’s Reflection

While we are caught up in our daily routines, it is often easy to forget that we are part of nature. We stare at our smartphones on the way to work, spend most of our days in heated or air-conditioned...

25 octobre 2018

Student Story: the Institute as a Powerful Catalyst for Humanitarian...

Zubin Malhotra (first year PhD in International History, focusing on Humanitarian Action, War and Conflict, and Non-State Armed Groups) is a Teaching Assistant in the Interdisciplinary Masters Department...

14 septembre 2018

Student story: Fighting for the rights of women and girls in...

Sophia Pierre-Antoine (Master in Development Studies, majoring in Power, Conflict, and Development) is is the Board Co-Chair of the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund and a member of the Young Women's Global Advisory...

12 septembre 2018

The Student Experience at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Get an inside look at what it is like to pursue a Master's degree at the Graduate Institute! Follow Mishti, Master student in Development Studies, and find out what makes Geneva such a great place to live...

26 juin 2018

Institute students win first prize at 2018 ELSA Moot Court

A Graduate Institute team has won first prize at the 2018 ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, held in Geneva from 19 to 23 June. Argyrios Papaefthymiou (Master in International Economics), Ioana-Virginia...

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21 juin 2018

What impact are partnerships having in collective action?

Institute students Alejandra Castillo, Si Yuan Yeo and Marie Maasbol are working with the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) to investigate the effectiveness of partnerships within collective...

24 mai 2018

Agathe Schwaar reçoit le Student Leadership Award décerné pour...

Agathe Schwaar, étudiante en 2e année de master en études du développement, est l’heureuse lauréate de ce prix, créé sur la proposition de l’Association des étudiants (GISA) de l’Institut. Il récompense...

16 mai 2018

International History Doctoral Day showcases PhD research

On 27 April, PhD students with the support of the International History Department organised Doctoral Day, an annual event which lets students present their research in front of an audience. Maylis Avaro,...

19 avril 2018

Institute students reveal opportunities for cutting food waste

Over two million tons of food are thrown away each year in Switzerland alone, but what can we do about it? Students from the Graduate Institute’s Environmental Committee ran a workshop on saving food at...

10 avril 2018

Meet MIA student Nahom Teklewold Gebremariam

 A testimonial from Nahom Teklewold Gebremariam (Ethiopia), Master Student in International Affairs

09 avril 2018

Meet International Relations/Political Science student Damilola...

A testimonial from Damilola Adepeju (Nigeria), Master Student in International Relations/Political Science

08 avril 2018

Meet ANSO student Abdullah All Shakil

A testimonial from Abdullah All Shakil (Bangladesh), Master Student in Anthropology and Sociology (ANSO). Born and raised in Bangladesh, Abdullah All Shakil holds a Bachelor in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar...

19 mars 2018

Students mobilise to support migrants in Mexico

Two Graduate Institute student initiatives, Latin America Network Initiative and Migration Initiative have joined forces to raise funds for Mexican NGO ‘La 72, Hogar – Refugio para personas migrantes',...

14 mars 2018

Student stories: boosting grass-roots participation in development...

Abdullah All Shakil (MA Anthropology and Sociology) from Bangladesh is co-founder of a social enterprise which aims to promote grass-roots development initiatives. “Working with people and the environment...

01 mars 2018

Student story: Fighting for youth empowerment

Nahom Teklewold Gebremariam (Master in International Affairs ’19) is combining his Master studies with advocating for the rights of youth in Ethiopia. “I’m passionate about youth employment and youth leadership....

01 mars 2018

Capstone project success for Institute students

Graduate Institute students presented their Capstone projects in December, with three projects receiving awards. Small groups of students had worked with partners from International Geneva to conduct research...

07 décembre 2017

Student story: Tackling gender-based violence in Zambia

"I’ve always been interested in gender. Growing up in Zambia, I witnessed patriarchal and phallocentric gender norms. For example, I saw the struggles my mom, a single mother, was constantly exposed to...

30 novembre 2017

Hacking4Humanity: devising tech solutions to development problems

From November 24 to 26, Graduate Institute students, young professionals and entrepreneurs took part in Hacking4Humanity, a “hackathon” (hacking + marathon) where participants had to devise technological...

21 novembre 2017

Student stories: empowering women and children in Bolivia

Each year, talented students from Bolivia come to study at the Graduate Institute thanks to scholarships from the Simón I. Patiño Foundation. In addition to pursuing a Master in Development Studies, Pamela...

13 novembre 2017

Institute students rally to support Puerto Rico

Graduate Institute students are organising with the Geneva community to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, after 80% of the island’s agricultural industry was wiped out by Hurricane Maria....

08 novembre 2017

A voice for the voiceless: researching the challenges of children...

Serri (Sura) Mahmood has received a Swiss Humanitarian Award for her Master’s dissertation, "Challenges of Children Born by ISIS Rape in Iraq", written during her Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian...

03 novembre 2017

Student success at FAO climate debate

A Graduate Institute student team won first prize at a debate on climate change and disaster risk in agriculture, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Tatiana...

24 octobre 2017

Following the Graduate Institute/Harvard Kennedy School dual...

Each year, the Graduate Institute and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) propose a dual master programme designed for mid-career professionals interested in public service and global affairs. Students spend...

18 octobre 2017

Geneva: The Habitats Within

The photography of Graduate Institute student Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan (MA Development Studies ’18) is being showcased at an exhibition at the United Nations in Geneva. Geneva: The Habitats Within is...

04 octobre 2017

Researching conflict and development in Myanmar

By Susan Price, second-year Master of Development Studies candidate  This summer I completed a 4-month Research Assistantship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Yangon, Myanmar....

28 septembre 2017

Building bridges between asylum seekers and other residents

Essaim d’Accueil, a student-led association which creates a personal reception network for asylum seekers arriving in Geneva, is expanding its activities. The initiative, launched in 2016, emerged out...

05 septembre 2017

How to stay positive in the political dark ages?

Graduate Institute student Anthony Skews (Master in International Relations and Political Science) recently published his first book. Politics for the New Dark Age: Staying Positive Amidst Disorder shows...

27 juillet 2017

Aidons les réfugiés à apprendre le français !

Agathe Schwaar (Master en études du développement) organise des cours de français pour les réfugiés et les requérants d’asile. « Mon intérêt pour le bénévolat a débuté lorsque j’habitais au Japon. Au cours...

17 juillet 2017

Roxana Radu wins SNIS Award for Internet governance thesis

Graduate Institute researcher Roxana Radu has won the 2017 Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) Award for Best PhD Thesis. Dr Radu, who is a Research Associate at the Institute’s Programme for...

04 juillet 2017

Lethal aid and human security

PhD student Amber Jitts joined academic researchers and international experts at the Lethal Aid and Human Security Conference 2017, held at the University of North Carolina. "The event took place over...

22 juin 2017

Student success in WTO trade law contest

Graduate Institute students reached the Final Oral Round of the 15th ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2), which took place at Maison de la Paix and the World Trade Organization on 6-11 June....

26 mai 2017

Jump-starting students’ careers in consulting

On 18 May, the Geneva Consulting Network, an initiative set up by Graduate Institute students with support from the Institute’s Alumni Relations & Career Services, organised an “Immersion Day” for students...

23 mai 2017

Participating in the St Gallen Symposium

Balasubramanyam (Balu) Pattath (Master in Development Studies) represented the Graduate Institute at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium, held during May 3-5. After qualifying through an essay competition, he...

18 mai 2017

Project Integration: Helping refugees find IT jobs

In Switzerland, only 2.7% of asylum seekers that can legally work, do so - due to language barriers, but also to a lack of adequate skills. With Switzerland facing a deficit of IT workers, Graduate Institute...

09 mai 2017

Comment allier sport de compétition et études ?

Entre ses études universitaires et football, Marc Ummel (Master en études du développement 2017) ne s’est jamais résolu à choisir : il concilie brillamment son poste de gardien titulaire au FC Fribourg,...

04 mai 2017

JDI: Connecting students with real-world diplomacy

On 27 April, the Junior Diplomat Initiative Youth Dialogue: Diplomacy in Times of Crisis brought students from the Graduate Institute and other Swiss universities together with diplomatic professionals...

27 avril 2017

G3iD: accelerating SDG progress through co-creation

On 24 March, 60 exhibitors and 900 attendees participated in the Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD), a project to promote innovation, co-creation and collaboration in support of the UN Sustainable...

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11 avril 2017

Les migrations, un problème ?

Entretien avec Julie Melichar, étudiante de master en affaires internationales, et Gladys Robert, étudiante de master en études du développement. Vous êtes à l’origine de la création de l’initiative étudiante...

07 avril 2017

Institute students call for more support to Syrian civil society...

Graduate Institute students drew attention to the ongoing challenges faced by Syrian civil society during the recent UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. At an event on 16 March held on the sidelines...

30 mars 2017

Students and employers connect on careers

On 22-24 March 2017, 45 employers and 474 Graduate Institute students came together for Connexion, the Graduate Institute Careers Forum. The event, organised by the Institute’s careers service, featured...

21 mars 2017

Farzan Sabet: Charting the risks of nuclear proliferation

International History PhD candidate Farzan Sabet has been awarded a 2016-2017 Graduate Research Award (GRA) for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation by The Simons Foundation and Global Affairs...

17 mars 2017

Building schools and fighting malaria in Cameroon

Tor Geir Holmen (Master in International Affairs) has just returned from Cameroon, where he worked as a volunteer for a German-Cameroonian NGO.  "The Hope Foundation is a small NGO working at grass-roots...

09 mars 2017

Une plateforme pour renforcer la démocratie

Tudor Mihailescu, candidat au doctorat en science politique de l’Institut, est cofondateur de GovFaces, une plateforme créée pour rapprocher les citoyens européens et les élus politiques. Pourquoi avez-vous...

23 février 2017

Home Swiss Home for a Semester

An American who hails from the Washington D.C.- area, Miriam is currently a full-time student at Sciences Po Paris. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Security, with concentrations in Diplomacy...

23 février 2017

Mobilising the World’s Youth through the SDGs

Dario Piselli is a PhD student in International Law at the Graduate Institute and a Research Officer at the Global Health Centre. Young people today comprise one fourth of the global population. The 2030...