Doctorate itinerary

During the doctorate

The University of Geneva offers a wide range of cross-disciplinary skills courses: 

In addition, the transversal generic skills programme proposed by CUSO:

Conférence universitaire de Suisse Occidentale

Before taking any action, we advise you to be aware of the laws and regulations in force at the UNIGE.


Legal framework, regulations and code


For all general questions

  • The Graduate Campus is a service for doctoral and post-doctoral students. It holds one-to-one discussions with them and organises events for them. The Graduate Campus team listens and provides information on the doctoral itinerary, in a cross-disciplinary manner, in line with UNIGE practices and respecting the spirit of the PhD Code. Depending on the problems encountered, the Graduate Campus team can also refer doctoral students and post-docs to other relevant departments.


Here are the main UNIGE services available to you and the reasons for contacting them:



  • Cellule confiance : In the event of psychological harassment (mobbing) or sexual harassment, discrimination (sexist, homophobic, racist remarks, etc.), two neutral and independent counsellors, specialised in the protection of personality, will inform you and advise you on the means at your disposal.
  • Service égalité : If you suspect a violation of your person's rights, this service can put you in touch with the appropriate people.
  • Médiateurs/trices externes : In the event of interpersonal or professional conflicts in the workplace, four external, independent mediators are available to help you re-establish dialogue and trust.
  • Health & wellness service for students : A multidisciplinary team is on hand to help you with any mental or physical health problems or questions you may have. The service also offers workshops (mindfulness, emotional management, etc.).
  • Psyline : A team of people trained and supervised by experts to listen, provide psychological support and offer guidance.
  • ACCORDER (Association commune du corps des collaborateurs et des collaboratrices de l'enseignement et de la recherche) : Represents and promotes the interests of research and teaching staff (CCER) with the various UNIGE bodies.


Respect and violence prevention

  • Cellule RESPECT (or Cellule Prévention violence) : When a person feels personally threatened or is aware of threats made or suspected to be made against others, in the context of work, studies or life at the University, STEP can put in place measures to protect the person (in the event of verbal or physical violence, or threats directed against you with imminent danger: 12 22 - internal security). 



The Whistblowers page provides all the necessary information (Geneva law, UNIGE regulations, procedure, external contacts and submission platform).


Other people to contact

  • Pôle SEA : For all questions regarding teaching and learning.


For more information :


You can find all the information you need on the Doc.Mobility page.

For funding options, see our dedicated page.

The Centre de carrière as well as the Pôle SEA can help you with your career plans. Workshops, events and mentoring are all on offer.


The Graduate Campus is also available to help you make the transition from thesis to postdoc.


In addition to the specific features of the faculties, the Pôle SEA offers you rehearsal sessions with personalised feedback.