Message from your Academic Adviser

Dear future Students,

Welcome to the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

We are delighted that you have chosen to pursue your studies at the Graduate Institute. Your admission is an evidence of the Admission Committee's confidence in your potential, as well as a recognition of your fine academics achievement and unique personal qualities. We sincerely believe you have much to contribute to the intellectual vitality and diversity which characterise the Graduate Institute.

Located in the heart of International Geneva, our Institute is committed to giving you the very best education available. Our Faculty continues to find new and innovative ways to combine research, expertise and teaching, with close ties with other leading universities, as well as the International and Non-governmental Organisations. We provide an exciting and productive learning environment through small classes, intensive advising, active learning through research and internships, international study and the high quality of campus life. 

I look forward to seeing you on campus soon. 



Dr Laurent Neury


Holder of a Master and a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute, Dr. Laurent Neury has been working since 2008 as academic adviser. Contact and reception hours.



Dr Laurent Neury advises students on their academic programme and core requirements, as well as on their lives and studies at the Institute in general.

Concretely, he can help you to:

  • Choose your courses
  • Prepare your study plan
  • Organise an exchange semester abroad
  • Check your progress towards graduation
  • Generally facilitate the successful completion of your programme.