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Geneva is home to 160 international organizations of both a governmental and non-governmental nature. Conferences, roundtables, high-level discussions, and events take place on a daily basis all around this diplomatic neighbourhood. One can meet people from all types of international backgrounds and one can walk down the street and hear at least four different languages spoken in a one block radius. Geneva's strategic location allows one to easily travel around Europe, but most importantly build a network of connections within the international relations field that could not be found anywhere else in the world.
* Geneva is perfectly located in the heart of Europe: Less than six hours of driving, or less than a one-hour flight, takes you to the South of France, Paris, Munich in southern Germany, or Northern Italy. To study in Switzerland is to study in possibly the worlds most beautiful country. Mountains, lakes, pastures, clean and beautiful towns Switzerland is famous for its extraordinarily beautiful scenery and has been voted Number 1 for the second year running on the World Economic Forums Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report.
* Todays global environment is rapidly changing. The main goal of international cooperation is to facilitate the mobility of persons and resources between different countries, the figure of the diplomat, has more than ever, a strategic role because he represents the bridge of the dialogue with other cultures, through which to promote the mutual relations and pacifically solve probable controversies. Moreover, the recent financial crisis presented the risk of speculative bubbles, of instability and divergence of competitiveness. In fact, an expert in international relations must have economic sensibility as well as managerial skills, in order to identify potential risks and benefits of any initiative. Negotiations is more than ever at the center of diplomacy, to face matters of planetary interest, like security issues and crisis management, climate change and the energetic efficiency and also incorporating international aid organizations.
* Careers, in future, will be increasingly flexible. Many of our graduates will pursue careers in more than one area: public, private and not-for-profit. For this future world, already upon us, our graduates need skills in management, analysis and advocacy.
All GSD graduates have been taught to hone these three skills:
* Firstly, public policies require choice between scarce resources. Public servants must be highly competent managers. Our teaching of management skills is second to none. Senior public and private servants must use limited resources strategically and wisely. The GSD graduate has been prepared for this.
* Secondly, good analysis is essential to good leadership and good governance. The GSD student is taught to refine analytical skills, to analyse accurately and to bring to bear those skills on vital issues. From, for example, issues of war and peace, to issues of public transportation, to international business decisions, and a whole host of other issues.
* Thirdly, effective senior public or private executives need to be good advocates - articulating vision, arguing for that perspective and building political consensus toward that vision. This process requires people-skills and the ability to communicate. At GSD we teach how all these skills can be honed and refined.
The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) has prided itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern for the individual needs of students. This tradition is enhanced by the specialist and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Our culture of responsiveness to students forms the basis of a stimulating and cosmopolitan atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, research, teaching and socializing.
The high quality of education is presented by well-respected and renowned professors, statesmen and women, and ambassadors. They instruct, research, and publish in both classic and cutting edge areas in the field of International Relations. International Relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline which allows students to engage in key issues in todays world and acquire crucial transferable skills.
GSD offers a very wide range of programmes including the BA-IR, MIR, EMIR and DIR degrees. Our programmes also include study trips abroad, internships and the opportunity to complete a term with one of our partner universities in China, Costa Rica, or the United States. The Geneva School of Diplomacy has traditionally focused on training world class international public and private sector leaders who will influence the world in a more human and productive direction. On our beautiful premises of château the Penthes, this incomparable institution prepares leaders for the future. We teach our motto, serviendo guberno that to govern is to serve.
All degree programmes are entirely held in English.
We are looking forward meeting and sharing the Geneva School of Diplomacy experience with you.
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Geneva School of Diplomacy is set in the Domaine de Penthes at Pregny-Geneva, a very beautiful campus in the heart of the most diplomatic neighbourhood on the planet. That neighbourhood is home to more than 190 international organisations - governmental and non-governmental. GSD students are regular visitors to one or another of these organisations. And every GSD student carries a card and pass to the next-door United Nations Library - one of the great libraries of the world in the field of international relations and law.
Geneva School of Diplomacy contributes actively to the intellectual stimulation of the international diplomatic and expatriate community in Geneva through a number of outreach activities.
Through its Peacecraft center, the school hosts informal diplomatic and mediation meetings for parties in conflict. On a regular basis, it organises Master classes where experts and renowned personalities share their experience and ideas with the students . Experienced practitioners can attend GSD Training programmes which are offered throughout the year.
High-school students have an opportunity to get a sense of what it is to study international relations and visit major organizations within the United Nations system by attending the annual International Relations Summer School programme.
Geneva is located on the right bank of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and is encircled by France. The city lies between the Alps and the Jura mountains, with the rivers Rhône and Arve passing right through it.
Geneva is also known as the city of peace and lies on the cross-roads of Western Europe. From this location one is only a few hours away flight from Paris, Milan, London, Rome and Madrid. The name of the city comes from Latin, Genua, and was mentioned for the first time by Julius Caesar in De Bello Gallico, Ceasars work on the Gallic Wars.
The population of the city is approximately 180,000 while of the Canton 430,000. Geneva is also the city with the highest number of foreigners in Switzerland, with up to 40% of its inhabitants non-Swiss and coming from more than 180 nationalities.
The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is located near the United Nations office and is in the heart of the international block of the city. Two bus lines (V, Z) conveniently lead you directly to the campus of GSD, situated at the stop named Penthes or Pregny-Village.
Geneva has a very complete and well structured network of public transportation. No matter what part of town you live in, you will have access to at least one line that will take you to the centre of the city. The transportation system in Geneva allows one to purchase tickets directly at the tram or bus stops on a daily basis. However, a more convenient option if one uses public transportation very often is to purchase a monthly or yearly abonnement. This is a subscription to the Transport Public Genevois (TPG) giving the passenger season tickets for his/her travels ranging from 45 to 70 swiss francs depending on the age of the passenger. These monthly subscriptions allow the passenger to access any part of the city of Geneva, along with its Canton. It also allows the use of second class trains travelling to such locations as the airport or nearby villages situated in the neighbour Canton of Vaud.
You can find out more about the lines, schedules, and directions to take on the website of the Geneva transport system, so as to check specific destinations or look up what lines have a connection near your place of residence.
Geneva's Cultural and Social Life
Geneva has a great historic and cultural background. The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is located in perhaps the most compact international block of the world with over two hundred organizations also based in this area. However, Geneva is not only known for its international community. It is a culturally rich city with a very exciting social life.
The city of Geneva organizes a vast array of events throughout the year that attract people of all ages. Students are encouraged to visit the city and to take advantage of the active nightlife. The official website of the city of Geneva can inform the students of any upcoming social event and about the most popular restaurants, bars, and other establishments worth visiting. The website also includes information about all the cultural sites of Geneva along with their location, opening hours, etc.
As a cosmopolitan and international city, Geneva offers many attractions to the English speaking community. Even without the knowledge of French, GSD students can still enjoy camaraderie and meet new people through this network of English speaking restaurants and bars. The AngloInfo website serves the English community of Geneva and can be consulted for just about anything. It contains all the valuable information about Geneva and its surroundings while adapting it for the English speaking community of Geneva.
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