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



Prof. Damien Neven
Office hours: Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm
Office: P1 564

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

Dr. Victor J. Willi
Phone: +41 22 908 4542
Office hours: Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm
Bureau: P1 557
The Academic Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the programmes and the supervision of the Teaching Assistants. He further advises students on academic matters, and coaches them in terms of career development.

Mr. James Sellaro
Phone: +41 22 908 57 40
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am-12pm and 1 pm to 5pm
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.  

ghio.jpg Mrs. Antonella Ghio
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.
President Academic Year 2017/18
Vincent Wolff
President - Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA)
Master in International Economics Candidate
Vice-President Academic Year 2017/18
Stephen-Michael Lee
President - Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA)
Master in International Economics Candidate

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. For the Academic Year 2017/18, thirty mentors will support mentees in their transition into the Geneva and life at the Graduate Institute. Five of the thirty mentors will act as Writing Mentors, providing support to students with little experience in academic writing or who struggle with EnglishAll mentees and mentors join together at a launch event in October 2017, which is aimed at strengthening our mentorship community. Incoming MINT student who wants to know more about the MINT Mentorship programme can reach us at

Mentorship Coordinator
Varsha Varghese
Mentorship Coordinator
Kalyanee Paranjape


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