Students' stories

19 April 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 April 2018

The Graduate Institute Community Mobilises to Fund a Scholarship...

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

09 April 2018

How the BeeOne Communications Scholarship Has Changed My Life

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

08 April 2018

I Wouldn’t Be Here Without the Alumni Community Scholarship

A testimonial from Abdullah All Shakil (Bangladesh), Master Student in Anthropology and Sociology (ANSO).

19 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 December 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 November 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...