Faculty & Teaching Approach

We bring together a unique combination of academic thought-leaders, researchers, expert practitioners, policy-makers and influential thinkers from all over the world. We aim at blending academic rigor with professional relevance to deliver programmes that will enhance your career.

Examples of past speakers' organisations include: the WEF, Bloomberg, IUCN, GAVI, WHO, WMO, EPFL, International Crisis Group, UNI Global Union, Interpeace, IFPMA, FoodDrink Europe, the European Commission, Apprentis d'Auteuil, Accenture, Syngenta, Swiss Permanent Mission to the EU, MSF, FIFDH, International AIDS Society, EBU, WBCSD, UNHCR, University of Oxford, Banque Lombard Odier, UNEP, WTO….



All our courses are designed for professionals and are compatible with full-time positions. Our open enrolment portfolio offers you maximal flexibility by enabling you to:

  • Choose the relevant content for you: Advocacy, Negotiation, Development, Conflict & Security, International Health, International Law, Gender, Sustainable Finance, Environment, Project Management

  • Determine your level of certification: Executive Courses, Executive Certificates, Executive Diplomas up to an Executive Master

  • Learn on the job: with a combination of face-to-face and online modules

  • Study at your own pace: spread your journey over up to five years to gain ECTS credits towards recognised degrees

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

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Being located in Geneva, we are in close connection with International Geneva, thereby attracting a unique mix of participants from all sectors, countries and positions. Join us to expand your network and enrich your viewpoint!

We adjust our teaching methods to the needs of professionals: simulations, case studies, group work just to mention a few.

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We are a university thereby guaranteeing the high quality of our teaching delivery. We leverage our renowned faculty and centres cutting-edge research in our Executive Education programmes.

Our Institute is one of the two universities in Geneva to be accredited by the Swiss Confederation to deliver university degrees. We are proud to be part of the 12 Swiss universities.

The Institute is also a member of the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs (APSIA), alongside prestigious universities in International Affairs (Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, IE, John Hopkins, Sciences Po, to name a few. Full list here).

Finally, the Executive Education department is quality-certified by eduQua, a recognised Swiss standard for Executive Education institutions.

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