The climate agenda is becoming clearer and the development of sustainability regulation at the international and regional levels, as well as in the corporate sector, is accelerating.
Building a «green economy» in the world requires the training of a new generation of qualified personnel competent simultaneously in several areas — geography, ecology, economics, international cooperation and legal issues.
Studies are aimed at training unique international experts in sustainable development and climate agenda, environmental economics, natural resources management, environmental economics, environmental policy and law for the fuel and energy complex and other spheres of activity.
Leading experts from Switzerland, Europe and the CIS, practitioners, employees of international organizations, top managers and entrepreneurs are involved in the teaching process. Students daily gain knowledge and communicate with outstanding professionals with high qualifications and vast practical experience.
Graduates of the program work for major international organizations on the climate agenda, as well as for fuel and energy companies. These are specialists who on the one hand have a complete set of knowledge on climate, ecology and environmental management, and on the other hand have received first-class training in environmental economics, international climate and environmental policy, environmental law, and management. Such training is extremely in demand in the corporate sector.
The program provides:
The program is a unique synthesis of humanities and science disciplines.
In Geneva, the teaching of specialized disciplines (including lectures and seminars by foreign professors, representatives of international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Meteorological Organization, as well as practitioners, partners of consulting firms) is conducted in English.
In parallel, English, Business English, French, and German are taught intensively throughout the curriculum.
* There may be changes in the curriculum. Below are just some of the curriculum disciplines
An integral part of the professional training of any modern specialist is the study of foreign languages.
Alongside with the core subjects, students study intensively English and French taught by native speaking instructors.
The training system allows students to take international certification exams without additional preparation.
Our classrooms are kept small — with 6-8 students – to ensure an individual approach to each student and provide the best conditions for high-quality language training.
Throughout their studies in Geneva, students study English intensively using methods developed by experts in international language training, leading professors of MGIMO University and Swiss School for International Relations, reaching the final C1/C2 level. Students with initially high language level have the opportunity to study with native speakers in C1/C2 groups.
Students take a unique, professionally-oriented course that includes the study of concepts and categories in diplomacy and management in English, as well as the theory and practice of interpretation and translation, and a business correspondence course. The course lays the foundation of knowledge of public and private international law and basic terminology of international conventions for future professional activities.
French language skills are essential for anyone who intends to get involved in diplomacy and international relations, because French is an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, and most international organizations.
One of MGIMO’s oldest departments, the German Chair has extensive experience and tradition in training international specialists with a professional command of German. Students study using modern textbooks that preserve the achievements of the Soviet school and have been revised to reflect new trends.
The main purpose of this course is to teach you how to write the basic documents needed to find an internship or job (resume, cover letter), how to go through the various stages of the interview, the process of analyzing a potential employer.
Swiss School for International Relations offers a variety of accommodation options in the center of Geneva, as well as in the area of international organizations: on three campuses or in studios and apartments.
The Grand Morillon campus is located in the international organizations district, a twenty-minute tram ride from the premises. The campus building has a gym, cafe, lounge area, cinema and laundry.
The Henri Dunant campus is located in the center of Geneva, a 7-minute walk from the academic building. The campus building houses a laundry, as well as a grocery store.
To stay in Switzerland for studies lasting more than 90 days, a student non-resident of the EU is required to obtain an entry national study visa.
The presence of an entry study visa entitles the student to obtain a residence permit in Switzerland once in Geneva.
Swiss School staff will assist you with paperwork regarding your visa request and book for you an appointment at the Swiss Embassy in Moscow.
Internships are a mandatory element of the educational process and an opportunity to apply and consolidate acquired knowledge in professional activities. Program students have a unique opportunity to undertake internships in Switzerland and Europe.
During their studies, students meet with practitioners and visit numerous international organizations.
Students have a unique opportunity to combine deep theoretical training with practical activity, passing pre-degree internship in corporate sphere, in international organizations, transnational corporations, in the largest companies and foundations.
Students explore the modern structure of the nature management of several European countries of the prealpine region, their cultural-historical, tourist-recreational and industrial peculiarities. All this makes it possible to master practical research methods in the field of rational use of natural resources, legal and economic aspects of the established system of nature management; study of historical, natural and socio-economic factors, which determined the features of the established environmental policy.
Graduates of the program master the skills to participate in international negotiations, including in a foreign language, to plan and accompany international projects in various spheres of activity, to argue their point of view and find compromise solutions, to be able to work in a team and take the lead.
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