The interdisciplinary programmes are managed and supervised by a small team of key people: 



Prof. Liliana Andonova
Office: P2-641

The Head of the Interdisciplinary Programmes sets the strategic direction of the curricula and is responsible for coordinating the overall academic content.

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Silke Olsen
Phone: +41 22 908 45 42
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30-15:30; Wednesday 8:30-12:30
Office: P1-557
The Academic Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the programmes and the supervision of the Teaching Assistants. She further advises students on academic matters, and coaches them in terms of career development.

James Sellaro
Phone: +41 22 908 57 40
Office hours: Mondays and Fridays, 9h00-12h30; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9h00-12h30 and 14h00-16h30
Office: P1-313

The Administrative Assistant, the first contact point for students, provides information on regulations and administration, monitoring the curriculum and compliance with deadlines, and handling requests for courses outside the Institute or outside the study plan.  

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Phone: +41 22 908 58 15
The Departmental Manager supports the efforts of the Director and the Coordinator in the successful execution of the interdisciplinary programmes. 
The Graduate Institute Student Assosciation (GISA) is a point of contact for students’ social and academic concerns and facilitates the interaction between the administration of the Interdisciplinary Programmes and the student body. GISA offers an array of social and cultural activities. It communicates effectively and constantly with all Institute faculty and staff. GISA promotes student exchanges to foster a collegial and lively environment in and outside of the classroom.
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President Academic Year 2018/19
Kristin Klein
President - Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA)
Master in Development Studies
Vice-President Academic Year 2018/19
Cedric Amon
Vice-President for Master Programmes - Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA)
Master in International Affairs

The Mentorship Programme is designed to support incoming Master in International Affairs and Master in Development Studies programme students with their transition to life at the Institute and in Geneva. The mentors assist students with planning courses, accessing student services, understanding administrative processes, getting to know the Graduate Institute and Geneva, and providing tips for a successful start to the academic year. Incoming MINT student who wants to know more about the MINT Mentorship programme can reach us at

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Mentorship Coordinator
Eesha Moitra
Mentorship Coordinator
Zhanara Kulanchiyeva


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