Ca' Foscari and Geneva Graduate Institute sign new agreement

Maison de la paix. Geneva Graduate Institute

Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Geneva Graduate Institute have signed a partnership aimed at promoting cooperation in areas of common interest and shared academic goals involving students, faculty, and staff.

The first educational opportunity under the new partnership will be a student exchange programme. As of the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, two Master's or PhD students will be able to participate in yearly study exchanges with the Swiss University. Students will benefit from the synergies and interdisciplinarity offered by both institutions.

Rector Tiziana Lippiello says: "This bilateral agreement provides valuable opportunities for research and exchange with one of the world's most important centres for international law, politics, economics, sociology, and international relations. Relations with the Geneva Graduate Institute will be crucial for our students and faculty, strengthening their multicultural and international outreach. We are honoured to initiate this collaboration with the scholarships in memory of Maria Rosario Lazzati Niada, and I am grateful to Professors Fabrizio Marrella and Caterina Carpinato and to our International Office for their role in finalising this prestigious agreement."

Marie-Laure Salles, Director of the Geneva Graduate Institute: "This new agreement with University Ca' Foscari enlarges opportunities for our students and research community. Ca'Foscari is a unique University with a strong innovative engagement around contemporary global challenges that resonates with our own at the Geneva Graduate Institute. As part of this agreement, we are delighted to be cooperating on the important scholarship program for Afghan women honoring Maria Rosario Lazzati Niada."

The Geneva Graduate Institute is a postgraduate research and training institute specializing in international studies on the interconnection between international relations and economic development. Established in 1927, it was the world's first institution entirely dedicated to international relations. Located in the heart of Geneva, near the European headquarters of the United Nations, the Graduate Institute offers excellent training and expertise on globalization.