Students' stories

08 November 2017

A voice for the voiceless: researching the challenges of children born by ISIS rape in Iraq

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 Action at the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint centre of the Graduate Institute and University of Geneva. "I had worked on projects empowering women...
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...

05 September 2017

How to stay positive in the political dark ages?

Graduate Institute student Anthony Skews (Master in International Relations and Political Science) recently published his first book. Politics for the New Dark Age: Staying Positive Amidst Disorder shows...

27 July 2017

Aidons les réfugiés à apprendre le français !

Agathe Schwaar (Master en études du développement) organise des cours de français pour les réfugiés et les requérants d’asile. « Mon intérêt pour le bénévolat a débuté lorsque j’habitais au Japon. Au cours...

17 July 2017

Roxana Radu wins SNIS Award for Internet governance thesis

Graduate Institute researcher Roxana Radu has won the 2017 Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) Award for Best PhD Thesis. Dr Radu, who is a Research Associate at the Institute’s Programme for...

04 July 2017

Lethal aid and human security

PhD student Amber Jitts joined academic researchers and international experts at the Lethal Aid and Human Security Conference 2017, held at the University of North Carolina. "The event took place over...

22 June 2017

Student success in WTO trade law contest

Graduate Institute students reached the Final Oral Round of the 15th ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2), which took place at Maison de la Paix and the World Trade Organization on 6-11 June....

26 May 2017

Jump-starting students’ careers in consulting

On 18 May, the Geneva Consulting Network, an initiative set up by Graduate Institute students with support from the Institute’s Alumni Relations & Career Services, organised an “Immersion Day” for students...

23 May 2017

Participating in the St Gallen Symposium

Balasubramanyam (Balu) Pattath (Master in Development Studies) represented the Graduate Institute at the 47th St. Gallen Symposium, held during May 3-5. After qualifying through an essay competition, he...

18 May 2017

Project Integration: Helping refugees find IT jobs

In Switzerland, only 2.7% of asylum seekers that can legally work, do so - due to language barriers, but also to a lack of adequate skills. With Switzerland facing a deficit of IT workers, Graduate Institute...

09 May 2017

Comment allier sport de compétition et études ?

Entre ses études universitaires et football, Marc Ummel (Master en études du développement 2017) ne s’est jamais résolu à choisir : il concilie brillamment son poste de gardien titulaire au FC Fribourg,...

04 May 2017

JDI: Connecting students with real-world diplomacy

On 27 April, the Junior Diplomat Initiative Youth Dialogue: Diplomacy in Times of Crisis brought students from the Graduate Institute and other Swiss universities together with diplomatic professionals...

27 April 2017

G3iD: accelerating SDG progress through co-creation

On 24 March, 60 exhibitors and 900 attendees participated in the Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD), a project to promote innovation, co-creation and collaboration in support of the UN Sustainable...

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11 April 2017

Les migrations, un problème ?

Entretien avec Julie Melichar, étudiante de master en affaires internationales, et Gladys Robert, étudiante de master en études du développement. Vous êtes à l’origine de la création de l’initiative étudiante...

07 April 2017

Institute students call for more support to Syrian civil society...

Graduate Institute students drew attention to the ongoing challenges faced by Syrian civil society during the recent UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. At an event on 16 March held on the sidelines...

30 March 2017

Students and employers connect on careers

On 22-24 March 2017, 45 employers and 474 Graduate Institute students came together for Connexion, the Graduate Institute Careers Forum. The event, organised by the Institute’s careers service, featured...

21 March 2017

Farzan Sabet: Charting the risks of nuclear proliferation

International History PhD candidate Farzan Sabet has been awarded a 2016-2017 Graduate Research Award (GRA) for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation by The Simons Foundation and Global Affairs...

17 March 2017

Building schools and fighting malaria in Cameroon

Tor Geir Holmen (Master in International Affairs) has just returned from Cameroon, where he worked as a volunteer for a German-Cameroonian NGO.  "The Hope Foundation is a small NGO working at grass-roots...

09 March 2017

Une plateforme pour renforcer la démocratie

Tudor Mihailescu, candidat au doctorat en science politique de l’Institut, est cofondateur de GovFaces, une plateforme créée pour rapprocher les citoyens européens et les élus politiques. Pourquoi avez-vous...

23 February 2017

Home Swiss Home for a Semester

An American who hails from the Washington D.C.- area, Miriam is currently a full-time student at Sciences Po Paris. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Security, with concentrations in Diplomacy...

23 February 2017

Mobilising the World’s Youth through the SDGs

Dario Piselli is a PhD student in International Law at the Graduate Institute and a Research Officer at the Global Health Centre. Young people today comprise one fourth of the global population. The 2030...

21 February 2017

Institute students respond to Trump visa ban

Graduate Institute students have expressed their outrage at Donald Trump’s executive order banning US visa issuance from seven Muslim-majority nations. ''The ban is disheartening not only for the citizens...

07 February 2017

Student Voices: Private sector’s role in defeating Boko Haram

Boko Haram's attempts to create an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria have displaced over 2 million people and cost thousands of lives. With the government struggling to impose a military solution, Chizitera...

07 February 2017

How can law help monitor SDG water indicators?

Benedetta Gambatesa (Master in International Law 2017) presented a paper at the Budapest Water Summit 2016, an international event which studies water in the context of sustainable development.  "The paper...

07 February 2017

What is evidence anyway? Activism in the era of post-truth

Maya Avis is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Graduate Institute. She specialises in legal anthropology, focusing primarily on the Naqab-Negev region of southern...

18 January 2017

Student Stories: Aiding disaster recovery in the Philippines

Jerik Cruz (MDev Graduate, 2016) and Ace Dela Cruz (2nd Year MDev Candidate) explain their project to develop a “solidarity” model for post-disaster recovery. The people of Casiguran— a remote town of...

16 January 2017

Students' first impressions at the Graduate Institute

Dawei Wang, from China, is a current student in the Master in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, in the Dual Master track with Harvard Kennedy School.  He speaks about his first impressions...

12 January 2017

Mon parcours et mon semestre d’échange à l’Institut

De Montréal, à Science Po Paris et à l’Institut "Canadienne née à Montréal, je suis candidate au master International Public Management à Sciences Po Paris. J’ai effectué mon bachelor en études internationales...

12 January 2017

My exchange semester experience in Rio

By Lisa Godde, Master student in Development Studies, 2nd year Exchange semester experience at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro "Having always enjoyed experiencing and living in different...

16 December 2016

Portrait d'étudiant: Victor Santos Rodriguez

Victor Santos Rodriguez, doctorant et assistant d’enseignement au Département de relations internationales/science politique, président et cofondateur de la tribune Jet d’encre. Après avoir obtenu un bachelor...

14 December 2016

What is life like for refugee single fathers?

Keri Baughman (MA Development Studies 2016) is one of two recipients of the 2016 Global Migration Award for her master’s thesis on refugee single fathers in Africa.   My thesis explored the challenges...

13 December 2016

My exchange semester experience in Mexico City

By Aarin Shapiro, Master student in Development Studies, 2nd year Exchange semester experience in Mexico City "One of the reasons I applied to the Graduate Institute was its array of top-quality partner...

08 December 2016

Student venture: Afrique Student Association

Afrique Student Association (ASA) is the association for students interested in African issues at the Graduate Institute. It is open to all students, irrespective of nationality, with a passion for the...

07 December 2016

Student venture: The Peace Support Initiative

The Peace Support Initiative’s aim is to focus on security and intelligence-related studies at the Graduate Institute. The Institute is very theory-heavy and development oriented, causing a gap in the...

02 December 2016

Comment les entreprises peuvent-elles mieux prendre en compte...

Une étudiante de l’Institut gagne un concours qui imagine l’employeur idéal de 2030.

01 December 2016

Essaim d’Accueil: welcoming asylum seekers to Geneva

An association born out of the student-led Migration Initiative aims to set up a personal reception network for asylum seekers arriving in Geneva. Essaim d’Accueil is creating a network of volunteers in...

15 November 2016

Student venture: the Latin American Network Initiative

“The matter of integration is not a question of enlarging markets, but of having a stronger voice in the world”, Pepe Mujica, former president of Uruguay.  The Latin American Network Initiative (LANI)...

07 November 2016

Student venture: C4SI, collaborate for social impact

Lydia Greve and Mansi Kabra are directors for Collaborate for Social Impact 2016, the flagship programme of Just Innovate. They decided to volunteer for the position after being participants in the 2015...

04 November 2016

Intern experience: researching education in Israel and Palestine

By Mona Bieling, Master student in International History.  This summer, I interned with a Palestinian organisation called Baladna – Association for Arab Youth in Haifa, Israel. Since my semester abroad...

24 October 2016

2016-17 Washington DC Chapter Scholarship

Monica Ma has been chosen as recipient of this year's CHF 18,000 scholarship fund.

14 October 2016

Student stories: climate change in Morocco

Three Institute students have conducted field research on environment and migration in Morocco as part of the Institute’s Applied Research Seminar (ARS) programme. Working with the International Organization...

10 October 2016

Trois étudiantes de l’Institut reçoivent des fonds des Davis...

Monika Nyffeler (master en études du développement), Doris Niragire Nirere (master en affaires internationales) et Milena Pellegrini (master en études du développement) ont reçu des fonds des Davis Projects...

29 September 2016

Chinese students arrive for BA+MA concurrent programme

Four students from Peking University’s School of International Studies have arrived at the Graduate Institute as part of the partnership programme between the two institutions. Yejin Lee, Yutong Dang,...

28 September 2016

THRIVE – Helping refugees find jobs in Geneva

A new association made up of students from the Graduate Institute and Université de Genève, and refugees living in Geneva, is working to help refugees access the job market in Geneva. THRIVE (Towards Holistic...

22 September 2016

Student Summer Stories

Institute students enjoyed great summer experiences, in Geneva and around the world. Here are a few stories they shared with us. Manon Goureau, Master candidate in International Law, spent the summer interning...

20 September 2016

Cinq étudiants de l’Institut récompensés par des prix

La cérémonie de remise des diplômes, qui s’est tenue le vendredi 16 septembre à la Maison de la paix, a été l’occasion de récompenser nos étudiants méritants pour leurs travaux de thèse ou de mémoire....