The ANSO programmes at the Graduate Institute capture the multidimensionality of anthropology and sociology. They offer students the opportunity to critically reflect on complex global issues, while practically engaging in fieldwork. Through exposure to a wealth of literature, the opportunity to pursue a specialisation and the chance to learn from experienced professors, students will gain a thorough understanding of what it means to be an anthropologist or sociologist.
Located in the heart of Geneva, the Graduate Institute offers students proximity to international organisations, access to a diplomatic network and an international scene ripe for engaging in fieldwork. Within the Institute, students also benefit from small class sizes, a highly multicultural environment and the opportunity to explore several key themes: development; the state and international governance; violence and conflict; rural-urban relations; migration; global health and biomedicine; law, market and labour; inequality; gender; environment; and the politics of images.
As an ANSO student, there is the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking exercises, increase exposure to visual literacy and enhance analytical skills in a bilingual setting that serves to further enrich the experience. Pursuing a degree at the Graduate Institute will open the door to jobs in academia as well as the public and private sector, which includes international and non-governmental organisations, think tanks and research institutions.