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Graduate Institute Geneva

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Image of building of Graduate Institute of international and Development StudiesAdvanced doctoral students in Political Science, Sociology, and History, please be aware of a new opportunity to do dissertation research as a formally enrolled student at the
Graduate Institute in International and Development Studies.

The Graduate Institute ranks with Sciences Po and LSE for research and education in international affairs.

Our arrangement enables interested students to spend one to three quarters at Geneva as non-degree but formally enrolled doctoral students, with all the rights and privileges attached to that status.

Enrollment enables students to attend classes, seminars, workshops and other scholarly gatherings at the Institute. It provides students with faculty mentors who can assist students in their dissertation research in Geneva. It facilitates access to the UN and other IO’s in Geneva (see list below). It enables students to network internationally with scholars doing work that is meaningful to them.

Tuition and administrative costs are waived. Inversely, no stipend is provided. NU students would have to use their second fellowship year (or part of it) or apply for other grant support in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

This exchange should interest our internationalists and comparativists whose dissertation work has a legal, diplomatic, or political economy dimension. It should prove particularly helpful to students in International Law and Organization. English is widely and commonly used. It is potentially interesting to students working in the area of developmental economics.

The Institute is three short tramway stops from the central station and downtown Geneva. It's across the street from the UN, which houses the archives of the League of Nations. The WTO and the Red Cross are a block or two away and other international organisations are in very close proximity.

If interested, please contact Michael Loriaux, FIG Director.