Coronavirus Updates

The Graduate Institute is closely monitoring the ongoing situation and our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community.

Although the coronavirus epidemic has meant the closure of our campuses, the Institute is committed to retaining continuity in our academic programmes. For this reason, all of our classes are available in an online format.

We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of any additional measures.

Last update: 17 September 2020 at 21:25 

CURRENT SITUATION IN SWITZERLAND



17 September 2020 - According to the FOPH, there are currently 48'795 confirmed coronavirus cases in Switzerland. Cases have been reported in all Swiss cantons.

Staying healthy
Please view our prevention and well-being guidelines to help protect yourself and to minimise the spread of the virus.

    Information and updateS

     

    16 July 2020 - HYBRID TEACHING FOR THE UPCOMING AUTUMN 2020 SEMESTER

    A decision has been taken by the Institute’s Direction to proceed with a hybrid system of teaching for the autumn semester. The type of hybrid system selected for next term, on a temporary basis and subject to sanitary changes, provides that ‘all courses will be taught at the Institute from September onwards, in our classrooms, and will be live-streamed and recorded for those not present in Geneva.’ 

     

    8 June 2020 - GRADUATE INSTITUTE REOPENS TO STAFF, FACULTY AND STUDENTS ONLY

    From 8 June 2020, and until further notice, the Institute will be open to staff, faculty and students with a badge, according to the hours defined below. The Institute remains closed to the public, apart from visitors with scheduled appointments. 

    The Building, Library and Cafeteria are open during the following times: 

    • Building: Petal 1 and 2
      7:00-20:00, Monday-Friday
      Access outside of these hours may be granted upon request
    • Library
      9:00-20:00, Monday-Friday
       
    • Cafeteria and Restaurant
      The cafeteria is open from 11:00-14:30, Monday-Friday (closed for summer break from 20 July to 16 August 2020)
      The restaurant is closed until further notice. 

     

    11 May 2020 - GRADUATE INSTITUTE LIBRARY LOAN SERVICE RESUMES

    With restrictions easing in Switzerland, from 11 May 2020, the library loan service will resume for the Graduate Institute community only. It will be open Monday-Friday, from 9:00-17:00, and accessible via an online reservation form (link). The Library’s public areas will remain closed for the time being.

     

    22 April 2020 - GRADUATE INSTITUTE LAUNCHES SOLIDARITY FUND FOR ITS STUDENTS

    To demonstrate solidarity towards our students who are particularly impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic and whose means to live in Geneva are running out, a solidarity fund is created to support our student. You can show your support via this link.

     

    23 March 2020 - GRADUATE INSTITUTE CLASSES OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE

    Although the coronavirus epidemic has meant the closure of our campuses, the Institute is committed to retaining continuity in our academic programmes.

    For this reason, we are pleased to announce that all of our classes are available in an online format until further notice.

    Please refer to the following instructions to learn how to access classes online.

     

    21 March 2020 - GRADUATE STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

    We learned that a Graduate Institute student who was residing off Campus, has tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning to his home country mid-March. We have been in contact with the student who is doing well and he is receiving the appropriate care. We wish him a swift recovery.

    The student was following five courses. Professors, teaching assistants, and students who were in his courses have been informed and received the recommendation to put themselves in self-quarantine.

    We continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with the local authorities.

     

    16 March 2020 - GRADUATE INSTITUTE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority and we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and follow the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) as well as the State of Geneva.

    Please note that as of 16:00 CET, Monday 16 March

    • The cafeteria and restaurant will be closed until further notice

    The following measures will be implemented as of Wednesday 18 March until further notice:

    • The Library will be closed.
    • Campus buildings will be accessible to authorised persons only to ensure the maintenance of essential services.
    • All staff will work from home, all classes will be offered exclusively online as of Monday 23 March, and essential administrative and technical services will be managed by a limited number of staff selected by senior management.
    • Public events, meaning events open to the external public, continue to be cancelled until further notice. Please note that some events may be available via live stream only. Please consult our events page for the latest updates.

     

    13 March 2020 - EVENTS AT THE GRADUATE INSTITUTE

    Due to evolving public health risks related to the novel coronavirus, public events, meaning events open to the external public, are cancelled until further notice.

    Please note that some events may be available via live stream only. Please consult our events page for the latest updates.