Geneva Summer Schools 2024

Geneva Summer Schools 2024

27.05.2024 – 06.09.2024

Live a multicultural experience by participating in a summer school at the gates of International Geneva!

Empower your minds through innovative teaching and discover 15 unique courses tailored for skills development, lifelong learning, and networking.

Suitable for students of all levels, researchers, and junior professionals.



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Geneva Summer Schools
Université de Genève

entrée payante, 250.00 francs (inscription requise)
entrée payante pour les personnes externes, 900.00 francs (inscription requise)


Date limite d'inscription: 15.04.2024

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27.05.2024 – 31.05.2024

This Summer School aims to deepen students' knowledge about citizenship and the politics of contention and to strengthen their engagement with research questions and their capacity to deliver fully-fledged papers and presentations. The course is structured around five more specific issues relating to the general topic of the Summer School and their implications for citizenship: Contention in democracies vs autocracies Individual vs collective forms of contention Particularistic vs universalist contention Online vs offline contention Organized vs spontaneous contention Each topic will be addressed on a different weekday. Teaching is based on lectures, assigned readings, group work, presentations, and discussions. Students will be assessed based on a written assignment and the related presentation.

17.06.2024 – 28.06.2024

The Digital Law Summer School offers a comprehensive program covering topics such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, digital privacy, free speech, and more. Participants have a unique opportunity to engage with experts, academics, practitioners, and policymakers from global institutions like Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center and the International Telecommunication Union. The summer school provides hands-on experience in a Digital law clinic, facilitating discussions on cutting-edge Digital law and policy issues. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and countries, fostering a global network of friendships and connections in the field of Digital law and policy.

17.06.2024 – 21.06.2024

This summer school addresses the pervasive issues of prejudice and discrimination in contemporary societies. It brings together experts and students from various countries to explore the origins, consequences, and ways to counteract prejudice. The program includes lectures by keynote speakers in social psychology, complemented by talks from other disciplines like law, economics, gender studies, etc. Participants engage in individual readings, class discussions, group exercises, and presentations, focusing on prejudice related to ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, disability, and unemployment. The course provides a unique opportunity to learn from practitioners in Geneva, discussing implemented policies aimed at reducing discrimination and promoting workplace diversity. Students will gain a deep understanding of the concepts and theories related to prejudice, discrimination, and diversity, critically analyze societal phenomena, identify prevention policies, and deliver presentations on specific forms of discrimination.

24.06.2024 – 28.06.2024

The summer school offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in international drug policy through lectures, case studies, mock debates, and group work. Each day focuses on a specific theme, including global health and the international drug control system, challenges of access to essential medicines, cannabis regulation models, tobacco markets, and global governance scenarios. The course aims to help students understand health and human rights issues related to drug use and policy, analyze the international drug control regime's implications, and explore solutions for better governance. Students will participate in group presentations, addressing the requirements and conditions for effective drug policies and the roles of stakeholders at various levels.

24.06.2024 – 12.07.2024

Explore the dynamic world of international law in the vibrant hub of Geneva, home to major global organizations like the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. Designed for students and budding professionals fascinated by the intersection of international law with politics, affairs, and business, this summer course offers an accessible crash course in this intellectually stimulating field. Delve into current issues and fundamental principles of international law, even if you're not a specialist. By the end, you'll gain a general understanding of the latest developments, enabling you to shape your future studies or enhance your existing knowledge. Join us for an enriching experience that opens doors to the heart of international law.

24.06.2024 – 28.06.2024

This course offers hands-on training in effective response mechanisms, policy frameworks, and ongoing projects in Switzerland and beyond. Learn to define your vision, engage others, and design sustainability transitions at various levels. Dive into self-leadership skills and discover innovative strategies like NatureBased Solutions. Master sustainability data management and stakeholder interactions, enhancing your transformative communication abilities. Benefit from insights shared by guest experts from UN and other International Organisations, and network with professionals in the field. Elevate your impact in the sustainability sector with this comprehensive workshop.

24.06.2024 – 29.06.2024

The Summer School "Listen, Engage, Connect: Explore The Science Communication Arena" aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key principles and strategies of science communication in the current global context. The program will cover a range of topics, including writing and storytelling for a lay audience, curating dialogues for impact, navigating fake news and alternative facts, risk communication and community engagement, the relationship between science and society, the neural basis of decision-making and strategies for building strong public relations between politics and academic institutions. The course will be led by some of the leading experts in the field of science communication, including Pulitzer Prize winner Prof. Deborah Blum, Dr. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organization, Dr. Ana Godinho, Head of Communication at CERN, and other knowledgeable experts

24.06.2024 – 28.06.2024

This summer school offers a unique opportunity for early-career researchers, policy professionals, and civil society actors to engage in the science-policy interface related to environmental governance. The programme focuses on exploring how science-policy interfaces function in practice, understanding the models and actors involved, and developing essential skills for effective engagement. Participants will receive practical advice from experts and practitioners, and participate in interactive sessions, lectures, round tables, and case studies. The course covers topics such as environmental governance systems, boundary-spanning skills, and potential career paths in the science-policy interface. It provides a platform for networking with professionals from the international Geneva ecosystem, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange for addressing complex environmental challenges

01.07.2024 – 05.07.2024

The course focuses on preparing policymakers and professionals in health-related fields to navigate complex global health policy, advocacy, and diplomacy. It covers topics such as global health governance, public policy making in global health, advocacy methods and strategies for health, intersectoral approaches to health policy and advocacy, such as health and foreign policy and health and climate change. The program extends over a five-day period, incorporating lectures, a simulation exercise, case studies, and visits to prominent organizations. Participants have the opportunity to earn 3 ECTS credits by reflecting on simulation exercises and key learnings. The objective is to empower attendees with essential skills for active participation in the changing realm of global health policy and advocacy

01.07.2024 – 05.07.2024

The summer school focuses on assistive technologies aimed at maintaining good health and quality of life for the ageing population. It addresses the increasing challenges posed by physiological limitations and the need for innovations supporting elderly individuals. The course covers theoretical foundations, design considerations, and ethical aspects related to assistive technologies. Through lectures, case studies, debates, and group work, participants learn about various assistive technologies, data sensing, ethical considerations, and best practices in designing and implementing such solutions. The program emphasizes interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and end-user participation, adopting a human-centered design approach. The course, taught in English by academic experts, incorporates use-case and project-based learning, providing both theoretical knowledge and practical implementation experience.

01.07.2024 – 26.07.2024

Join the SDG Summer School and make a real impact! Partner with the UN and other international organizations to tackle sustainable development challenges using crowdsourcing and open-source solutions. Be a part of the change-makers shaping a sustainable future! The SDG Summer School focuses on team-based problem solving and hands-on prototype development, guiding participants from conception to practical demos.The aim is to empower future innovators to actively address global challenges and impact the SDGs. Mentors from Geneva-based international organizations provide challenges and field experience. Inspired by Jean Piaget's challenge-based learning approach, the program encourages crowdsourced creativity, following his philosophy from his 50-year tenure at the University of Geneva.

19.08.2024 – 23.08.2024

Attention graduate students in archaeology and geology! Dive into a unique opportunity with the University of Geneva's Terra Submersa summer school. Join us in Porto Cheli, Greece, for an immersive experience focusing on Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR). Explore the intersection of marine geosciences and archaeology, unraveling the mysteries of our ancestors' interaction with a dynamically changing environment. Gain hands-on experience with marine geophysical methodologies, delve into paleoclimate and sea-level changes, and connect these insights to coastal prehistory. Don't miss this chance to expand your knowledge and skills in a multidisciplinary scientific field!

26.08.2024 – 06.09.2024

2024 is a rich commemorative year in which we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Declaration of Geneva. Various events will be held to highlight a great human rights defender: Eglantyne Jebb. This course provides students and young professionals with a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of children's rights and international human rights organizations. The program covers current issues in children's rights studies and policies, examining them from an interdisciplinary perspective and exploring various international legal instruments, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The course emphasizes the interaction between theory and practice in the field of children's rights and promotes an international perspective through lectures by experts from different regions of the world, creating a vibrant and challenging learning environment.