The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the cross-cutting disciplines of international relations and development studies.
Born of the 2008 merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED), it benefits from an expertise and a reputation that go back as far as the 1920s, and the League of Nations, in the case of international relations, and the 1960s, and the post-colonial era and the emergence of the Third World, in the case of development studies.
The Institute, keen to draw on the synergies offered by its two fields of specialisation, offers independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging global issues with a view to promoting international cooperation and making a contribution to the development of less fortunate societies.
It fulfils its mission through the provision of postgraduate-level teaching (Master and Ph.D.), thematic research on important issues, executive education and the organisation of forums for forward-looking reflection.