Joint Centres

In order to offer a broad research perspective of critical global issues, the Graduate Institute works in close collaboration with the University of Geneva through three joint centres:




GVA Academy

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – a joint centre of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – provides post-graduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. It concentrates on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, and protection of human rights. 

In addition, the Geneva Academy hosts the Geneva Human Rights Platform, which provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights to debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.

  • Discover their training and short courses in the fields of International Law, IHL and Armed Conflict, International Criminal and Transitional Justice, Human Rights protection and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies


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The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies is a unique academic and research platform for humanitarian action based in Geneva. For over 20 years, the Centre has been advancing humanitarian action through education and research.  






The mission of the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement is to explore, understand, and inform about international dispute settlement; to independently study its developments, dynamics, and norms; and to educate future actors.