Our governance

The Foundation for the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development Studies was created in 2007 to manage the Institute. It is a private foundation that receives subsidies from the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Geneva to fulfill its public service mandate. Relations between the Foundation and public authorities are governed by a Convention that sets out quadrennial goals (2017–2020); it determines the subsidies to be given and the objectives to be achieved.

The Foundation is made up of the Foundation Board and the Leadership of the Institute:

  • The Foundation Board is composed of independent individuals. The Board works to promote the Institute, to defend its interests and to spread its awareness. It also determines the Institute's strategy.
  • The Institute is led by the Director, who is responsible for academic affairs, administrative and financial management, and the development of the Institute.  The Institute’s leadership is supported by an academic leadership and an administrative leadership.

The Foundation Board

The Leadership