Partnership with IHEID

The partnership between the "Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales & Stratégiques" - CERIS and the "Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies" - IHEID allows the emergence of a Brussels-Geneva axis in the teaching International Relations. Indeed, these two cities are important centers of world diplomacy and creates an interesting synergy between the two institutes. The partnership between the two institutes is essentially organized with the "Executive Master" from IHEID in the areas of education and research. The "Villa Barton" is the training center of the "Executive Education" in Geneva whose Cédric Dupont is the director.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is an acclaimed institution of research and postgraduate education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. The Graduate Institute’s research Centres and Programmes contribute to the analysis of current global issues drawing on the intellectual resources in Geneva, a major hub of global governance. The Graduate Institute’s Executive Education programmes transfer the research expertise of the Institute into applied, practical and relevant knowledge and tools for working professionals for both the public and private sectors. The Institute is also longstanding member of the prestigious Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Through its core activities, it aims to promote international cooperation and make a contribution to the progress of developing societies.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), located in Geneva, Switzerland, is a new Institute generated by the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) with the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED), established respectively in 1927 and 1961. The Graduate Institute, an institution of higher education and research, provides independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging world issues with a double emphasis on international relations and development studies. Prominent students from all over the world access postgraduate studies in Development Studies, International Affairs and International Studies. The Institute also offers a range of fundamental and applied research, particularly on five themes which are important to international affairs: Trade and Integration, Conflict and Peace-Building, Migration and Refugees, Environment and Health Policy. The Institute also offers a wide range of Executive Education degrees and open-enrolment courses on these themes. The Graduate Institute alumni community regroups more than 10'000 - Amongst these, some have become well-recognized specialists in their domain, like Leonid Hurwicz, the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics, Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General, Brad Smith, Microsoft Vice President and Nobuyuki Idei, former Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation.