A two-year transdisciplinary master programme integrating international and development studies
Located in the heart of International Geneva, the Institute has direct access to the actors and organisations that shape international and development policies, processes and practices. The Institute builds on a double heritage – we have been a pioneer in the exploration of global affairs since 1927 and of development issues since 1961.
We produce and share academic knowledge on international relations and development issues – with particular attention to global challenges and their systemic dynamics. Through a combination of scientific excellence, transdisciplinarity, and critical thinking, we nurture future professionals and decision makers open to the world and able to understand and embrace complexity. We equip them with the knowledge, the competences, confidence, and sense of responsibility necessary to drive positive transformation.
Our MINT programme integrates perspectives and disciplines to propose a ground-breaking combination of systemic thinking with thematic specialisation. Current and future global challenges call for a new generation of professionals engaged in the development of new solutions for a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world. We believe that the best preparation for this world and its challenges is a deep understanding of systemic interdependencies enriched with thematic professionalisation on the one hand, and the fostering of creative and innovative thinking on the other.
The MINT programme has a common core – proposing an integrated curriculum with:
Common transversal themes and in-depth transversal analyses
Tailored courses in the five disciplines of the Institute
Research and methods courses
A menu of professional skill workshops