Swiss School
for International Relations

 

 

The joint MGIMO University International Law Faculty and the Swiss School for International Relations program

International and Comparative Law

The Program has been developed by the MGIMO University International Law Faculty and the Swiss School for International Relations and is being implemented in accordance with a joint curriculum

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About us

Founded in Fribourg, Switzerland

1996

1997

The joint bachelor Law Program initiated in cooperation with Lomonosov Moscow State University
Licensed by DIP (Geneva)

2002

2003

Start of the first academic year of the Program with Lomonosov Moscow State University
Established cooperation with the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg)

2007

2008

Established cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva)
The Intellectual Property Law Program initiated in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization and
its Director General, F. Gurry's participation

2011

2011

The International Nuclear Law program initiated in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Intellectual Property Organization
Established cooperation with the World Trade Organization (Geneva)

2011

2012

Cooperation Agreement with the University of Fribourg signed, opening the "Master of Laws (LL.M)" Program
Hosting the Swiss national lap of the White & Case Jessup Cup

2013

2016

Opening the "International and Comparative Law" Program (joint with MGIMO University)
First graduates (bachelors) of the joint programme "International Law and Comparative Law"

2020

2020

Membership in European Law Faculty Association
Our main goal -
training professionals capable of working at the highest international level
Education is not only a set of knowledge but also a way of thinking. With Swiss School for International Relations, we have developed a joint-degree program in “International and Comparative Law” which offers a unique opportunity to prepare lawyers who will bring a broad understanding and analytical thinking to the field of international and comparative law.
Gennadii TOLSTOPIATENKOThe Program Scientific Director
MGIMO University 1st Vice Rector
MGIMO University International Law Faculty Dean
Our goal is to train specialists capable of working at the highest international level. Swiss School today is a platform on the basis of which various educational and innovative programs and projects are being developed, involving leading universities and multinational companies from Switzerland, Europe and Russia.
Tamirlan GASSANOV
The advantages here are very serious. A modern specialist certainly needs a foreign language, or better yet, two. And even better, three. Here you have the opportunity to learn languages with immersion in a foreign environment. You can experiment, put in new special courses and attract very strong teachers. And from this point of view, it is possible to create unique programs and excellent specialists. In Moscow, unfortunately, such conditions do not exist, and it is much harder to do this in Moscow.
Evgeny SUKHANOVProfessor, PhD, Head of the Civil Law Department at the Faculty of Law
Lomonosov Moscow State University
The influx of Russian students into Switzerland in the early 20th century was amazing. At one time they constituted two-thirds of the student body in Geneva! You are their heirs at the beginning of the 21st century. But you are also the first graduates of a Russian university abroad. This is a great difference and a great honor. You are an outpost of Russia in the West, but you also have to be an outpost of the West in Russia, building bridges between the two banks of Europe.
I hope that the Republic and Canton of Geneva will remain in your memory forever, not only as a pleasant memory, but also as some miniature model of Europe, to which you will want to return from time to time, and then you will exclaim as the hero of Nabokov - a Montreux resident - "Back, levers of time! For each and every one of you will now have to become a European, either in the West or in Russia. I heartily congratulate you on receiving your diploma. Go resolutely into the world!
Georges Nivat Honorary Professor, University of Geneva