Coronavirus: Information for our community and visitors

This information was published on March 20, 2020. The global health situation develops very rapidly. We will post any new developments concerning our programs and activities here.

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.

Implication for the CIDS

General Information

The CIDS follows the general protection measures recommended by the Federal Council. The staff work from home from March 18, 2020 and until further notice. The offices are therefore currently closed, but staff can still be contacted by email.

CIDS Events

All events until the end of May have been canceled and will be rescheduled when the situation clears up.

CIDS Education

We continue to prepare the launch of the LAIAC 2020 program. However, given the rapidly evolving situation, the admission process has been temporarily suspended. Candidates to LAIAC 2020 program wiil be individually informed as soon as the situation clears out. The CIDS will keep monitoring the evolution of the global health situation and strive to adapt to the circumstances. 

Implication for the MIDS

Current Academic-Year 2019-2020

MIDS courses will resume on March 23, 2020 and will all be given online. Seminars, conferences and study visits are canceled until further notice. The libraries and infrastructures of the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva are currently closed. We therefore ask students to be responsible and to follow the protective measures recommended by the Federal Council. 

Next Academic-Year 2020-2021

The admission process continues its normal course so far. We will keep future MIDS students informed of developments and the possible implications for the academic year to come.