In 2016, the Graduate Institute Alumni Association Committee created the Alumni Awards to honour the outstanding achievements of the Institute's alumni. The Awards are divided into four categories:
- Alumnus of the Year
- Young Alumnus
- Commitment to the Institute and Alumni Association
- Lifetime Professional Achievement
Not all awards are given every year. After consulting with the 19,200 members of the alumni community, winners are selected by Committee members through a vote. Nominated alumni that have not yet been chosen remain on a list of potential awardees for the upcoming years. This year, we have the pleasure of welcoming all of the Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni Reunion gala dinner in Geneva on 2 November at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The Alumnus of the Year award recognises the outstanding achievements of a former student in his/her chosen field of work within the last year. Consideration is given to alumni who have been honoured in their field or who have been recognised nationally or internationally.