Our donors

We thank the Swiss Confederation, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the City of Geneva for their indispensable support for the accomplishment of our mission.

Our gratitude also goes to foundations and donors whose generosity contributes to our continued development.

Finally, we wish to thank alumni, friends of the Institute, collaborators, parents, who have shown support over the years in various ways.

Real Estate


  • A private, Geneva-based foundation for the realisation of the new student residence

  • Kathryn W. Davis for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library in the Maison de la paix

  • Hans Wilsdorf Foundation for financing the purchase of the land needed for the construction of the Maison de la paix and for granting it to the Institute as a freehold for a period of one hundred years, as well as a support for the renovation of Villa Barton

  • Ernst Göhner Foundation for the Maison de la paix

  • Edgar de Picciotto and his family for financing most of the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House

  • Loterie Romande for its contribution to the Edgar and Danièle de Picciotto Student House, for furnishing the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library in the Maison de la paix, for the audiovisual equipment in the conference and classrooms in Villa Barton and for the renovation of the auditorium Jacques-Freymond

  • Denis Mylonas for donating property

  • Pierre Mirabaud for donating the artwork Rüschegg by Franz Gertsch, 1988-1999

  • An anonymous gift for the artwork "Long, Long, Long Live the 4 Modernisations" by William Kentridge, 2014


Chairs and Teaching




  • Swiss foundation, which wants to remain anonymous, for financing the Global South Scholars-in-Residence programme.

  • Mercuria for financing the “Think Ahead Programme on International Trade”.

  • Yves Mirabaud for funding for three years a research project by Professor Marc Flandreau.

  • Norges Bank for financing for one year a postdoctoral fellowship whose holder worked under the supervision of Professor Marc Flandreau.



  • Angerasa-Oeuvre St-Justin

  • Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland

  • Association of Private Banks in Geneva


  • Zdenek and Michaela Bakala Foundation

  • Bank Syz & Co

  • BeeOne Communications

  • Carigest SA, a generous patron’s adviser

  • Complex Bau

  • Credit Suisse

  • Kathryn W. Davis

  • Françoise Demole

  • FERIS Foundation

  • Fondation de bienfaisance du groupe Pictet

  • A foundation for the Sadegh Azimi scholarship

  • Givaudan

  • Hans Wilsdorf Foundation

  • IBC Insurance

  • Global Communications Development Network for the Robert A. Peterson Scholarship

  • Pierre Keller for the dual Master programme with Harvard Kennedy School

  • Jean-Flavien Lalive d'Epinay

  • Yves Mirabaud

  • Mitteleuropa Stiftung

  • Damien Neven for the F. and M. Neven Scholarship

  • Ousseimi Foundation

  • Pierre du Bois Foundation

  • Prunier Foundation

  • Michael et Shadia Schneider

  • Service de la solidarité internationale et Le Canton de Genève for the LL.M. programme in International Law

  • Jenö Staehelin

  • Sibylle Pastré

  • Swiss Advisor Insurance

  • Swiss National Bank

  • The Alumni Community

  • The Institute's Community (professors and lecturers, administrative staff, members of the Foundation Board)

  • The Knowledge Exchange Centre (KEC), XL Africa Group

  • The Miller Khoshkish Foundation

  • Tokyo Foundation

  • Vahabzadeh Foundation

  • Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter


Academic Prizes

  • Ambassador Jenö C.A. Staehelin, for the international competition "Advancing Development Goals"

  • Arditi Foundation

  • Association Genève-Asie

  • Paul and Thomas Guggenheim Foundations

  • Mariano Garcia Rubio Prize

  • Pierre du Bois Foundation

  • The Institute’s Alumni Association

  • Vahabzadeh Foundation

  • Ladislas Mysyrowicz