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Encyclopedia > Graduate Institute of International Studies
Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI)

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Established 1927
Type Public
Dean Philippe Burrin
Undergraduates 403
Postgraduates 247
Doctoral students 217
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Nickname HEI
Website hei.unige.ch

Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), based in Geneva in Switzerland, is one of the world's leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international studies, most notably of their historic, judicial, economic, political and social aspects. The French name of the institute is Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales. HEI also provides undergraduate instruction, administered jointly with the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) of the University of Geneva. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Aquatint of a Doctor in Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Heilongjiang (Simplified Chinese: 黑龙江省; Traditional Chinese: 黑龍江省; pinyin: Hēilóngjiāng; Postal System Pinyin: Heilungkiang) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... International relations (IR) is an academic and public policy field, a branch of political science, dealing with the foreign policy of states within the international system, including the roles of international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... The University of Geneva (Université de Genève) is one of the oldest universities in the world. ...

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History

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The Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) was founded in 1927 at the time of the League of Nations by William Rappard and Paul Mantoux. It is, in accordance with its statutes, "an institution intended to provide to students of all nations the means of undertaking and pursuing international studies, most notably of an historic, judicial, economic, political and social nature." Image File history File links Villabarton. ... Image File history File links Villabarton. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Paul Mantoux (1877 – 1956) was a historian and has written about the industrial revolution in Great Britain. ...


The Institute was created in Geneva in light of the development of different international and intergovernmental institutions that were established there. It was for a long time one of the few academic institutions in the world to deal exclusively with international relations, thus contributing to the renown of international Geneva. It represents a unique interface between the theory and practice of international relations and responds to the growing importance of international relations in today's world.


HEI is located in a beautiful park on the shores of Lake Geneva, very close to numerous international organizations NGOs as well as many multinational firms. This location is ideally suited for conducting fundamental and applied research on contemporary issues and fostering policy debates among academics, diplomats and decision-makers.


Academic Profile

The institute offers an interdisciplinary Master in International Affairs as well as a Master and Ph.D. in International Studies, with specialization in International Economics, International History and Politics, International Law or Political Science. The undergraduate program (Licence) is planned to be closed down due to the new Bologna system.


HEI owes its reputation to various strong points: the quality of its cosmopolitan faculty; the selection of its students (about 600 graduate students from over 90 countries); the strength and the relevance of its study programmes involving four core disciplines (economics, history, law and political science); its policy-relevant approach to international affairs; its bilingual English-French education (most classes are given in English).


In July 2007, HEI will be offering its first HEI Summer Program on WTO Studies.


In 2008, HEI plans a merger with the smaller Geneva-based Institute of Development Studies to form a new school called Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID). The new institute will be located in a new building called Maison de la Paix (House of Peace). The plan was endorsed by the Swiss authorities. The Maison de la Paix (House of Peace) will be a new building in Geneva, Switzerland bringing together different centers in the area of international peace and security in one location. ... The Swiss Federal Council (German: , French: , Italian: , Romansh: ) is the seven-member executive council which constitutes the government as well as the head of state of Switzerland. ...


Special Programmes and Research Centers

  • Center for Asian Studies
  • The Centre for Empirical Research in International Relations
  • Diplomatic Studies Programmes
  • Environmental Studies Unit
  • The Swiss Finance Institute (comprising the former Financial Asset Management and Engineering Center)
  • Geneva Forum
  • Geneva International Academic Network
  • HEI Summer Program on WTO Studies--International Conference on World Trade
  • International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies
  • Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies
  • Programme for the Study of International Organization(s)
  • Small Arms Survey
  • Swiss International Relations University Seminar
  • University Centre for International Humanitarian Law

Villa Rigot The GIAN (also known by its French acronym RUIG: Réseau universitaire international de Genève) is an international research network founded by the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS/IUHEI) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS/IUED). ...

Prominent past and present faculty

Georges Michel Abi-Saab (born June 9, 1933) is an Egyptian international law specialist. ... Lucius Caflisch (born August 31, 1936) is a Swiss international law specialist. ... European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), often referred to informally as the Strasbourg Court, was created to systematise the hearing of human rights complaints against States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by... International Law Comission The International Law Comission was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1947 with the purpose of codifying and promoting international law. ... Guglielmo Ferrero (IPA guˈʎʎelmo feˈrrero, July 21, 1871, Portica, Piedmont—August 3, 1942, Mont-Pelerin-sur-Vevey, France) was an Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (6 vols. ... Hans Kelsen Hans Kelsen (Prague, October 11, 1881 – April 19, 1973) was an Austrian -American jurist of Jewish descent. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Theodor Meron (b. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (September 29, 1881 – October 10, 1973) was a notable economist and a major influence on the modern libertarian movement. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Dr. Bertrand G. Ramcharan, from Guyana, a former United Nations (UN) official who once held functional diplomatic status, is Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and currently Visiting Professor of International Law in Lund University, Sweden. ... The purpose of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights involves the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide through direct contact with individual governments and the provision of technical assistance where appropriate. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. ... Wilhelm Röpke Wilhelm Röpke (October 10, 1899, Schwarmstedt, a village near Hannover - February 12, 1966, Geneva) was one of the most important spiritual fathers of the German social market economy. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...

Prominent Graduates

Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a diplomat of Ghanaian ancestry who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Sérgio Vieira de Mello Sérgio Vieira de Mello (March 15, 1948 – August 19, 2003) was a Brazilian United Nations (UN) diplomat who worked for the UN for over 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his efforts in the humanitarian and political programs of the... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Micheline Calmy-Rey (born July 8, 1945) is a Swiss politician. ... 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The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (typically abbreviated GATT) was originally created by the Bretton Woods Conference as part of a larger plan for economic recovery after World War II. The GATTs main purpose was to reduce barriers to international trade. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Patricia Espinosa Cantellano (b. ... In Mexico, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores) is a member of the federal executive cabinet. ... The Swiss National Bank is a central bank and responsible for the monetary policy of Switzerland. ... Nobuyuki Idei (出井伸之, Idei Nobuyuki; born November 22, 1937) was the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. ... 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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is historically a committee of Swiss nationals, although non-Swiss nationals have recently been allowed (the committee appoints new members to itself to replace those who resign or die) which leads the international Red Cross movement (often simply known after its symbol... Giorgio Malinverni is a Swiss law professor. ... European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), often referred to informally as the Strasbourg Court, was created to systematise the hearing of human rights complaints against States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by... Robert Carl Bud McFarlane (born July 12,1937), was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to late 1985 and became one of the administration’s primary scapegoats during the Iran-Contra Affair. ... 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Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... DJ Major Tom a. ...

External links

  • Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI), Geneva, Official Website
  • HEI Alumni, Website of the Alumni Organisation
  • Student Association Committee (SAC), The Institutes Students Association

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