Presentation of the European Institute of the University of Geneva
The European Institute of the University of Geneva is an interfaculty center for post-graduate studies and research directly attached to the Rectorate of the University of Geneva.
Its aim is to coordinate and promote post graduate teaching programmes in European studies as well as to conduct research on the development of European integration.
An interdisciplinary team of academics is entrusted with these missions. The Institute brings together professors and researchers from the faculties of arts, law, social and economic sciences for this purpose. Faithful to the spirit of its founder, the philosopher Denis de Rougemont, the Institute maintains an original approach to the study of European integration, emphasizing the importance of different cultures, regional identities and federalism in the analysis of past, present and future unfolding of Europe's destiny. Law, economics, politics and history are also covered.
The Institute offers a two-year graduate Master in European Studies (120 ECTS) in accordance with the Bologna system of European higher education. This programme offers three different orientations: “Cultures and Societies”, “Economy, Politics and Societies”, and “Institutions, Law and Societies”. It consists of a set of core courses (compulsory) in each orientation, as well as a wide choice of specialised options.
The European Institute of the University of Geneva and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) offer a joint “Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security” (MAS) and a "Certificate of Advanced Studies in European Security" (CAS). These fully accredited programmes are designed to prepare participants for leadership roles in government and international organisations. It is taught by highly qualified academics, high-ranking diplomats, government officials and recognized experts from around the world.
The nine-month Masters' programme includes the following components:
- The GCSP’s flagship International Training Course in Security Policy (ITC)
- An additional module taught concurrently with the ITC under the auspices of the European Institute of the University of Geneva
- A thesis (around 10,000 words) on a security policy-related topic
Participants who complete the programme successfully will be awarded a Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (60 ECTS) by the European Institute of the University of Geneva and the GCSP.