Students' stories

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...

21 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 September 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...