Office of the Director of Studies

Mission and Values

The office of the Director of Studies promotes an environment conducive to academic excellence and student success through innovative study programmes, partnerships and responsive academic advice. It ensures a fair, impartial enforcement of relevant academic regulations.


Students are central to our mission. We develop opportunities for students to thrive, collaborate, learn and lead. We aim to offer high-quality academic advice.

Fairness and solidarity

Our policies are designed to ensure students are treated in an equitable and an impartial manner, while being driven by a sense of solidarity for those facing particular difficulties.

Dynamism and creativity

Drawing on current innovations in higher education, we develop and implement creative, innovative projects and inter-institutional collaborations with academic partners accross the globe.


The Director of Studies is appointed among the Faculty members.

He is supported by a team of experienced professionals.

Director of Studies

Prof. Gilles Carbonnier

Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. His teaching and research focus on commodity trade and illicit financial flows, international cooperation as well as the economics of crises and humanitarian responses. Gilles Carbonnier has over twenty years of experience in the field of humanitarian action (ICRC and MSF) and international trade (GATT/WTO). His latest book is entitled Humanitarian Economics. War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market (Hurst & Oxford University Press, 2016). Gilles Carbonnnier also serves as President of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, and Vice-President of the European Association of Development Institutes. More information

Academic Advisor

Laurent Neury, PhD

Laurent holds a PhD in International Relations (specialisation in International History) and a Master in International History from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. His dissertation topic dealt with the French-Swiss Border during World War II. He also holds a Master in History, a Bachelor in History and a Bachelor in Aesthetics and Plastic Arts.

Head of Strategic Projects and Innovation

Jasmine Champenois, PhD
  • Develops academic and outreach initiatives (e-learning and MOOC, international partnerships, joint and exchanges programmes, summer programmes, promotion of study programmes).
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  • Phone: +41.22.908.57.35

Jasmine holds a PhD in International Relations and a Master in International History and Politics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (2006) and a BA in Public Policy (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France). She is a certified e-learning designer (University of Geneva).