Coronavirus: Information for our community and visitors

This information was published on May 12, 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

The CIDS adapts to the current circumstances and is pleased to offer the next seminars online. On May 26, the CIDS is organizing the sixth Doctoral Research Seminar and the fourth Brown Bag Seminar. Information and registration links are available on the website.

CIDS Education

The LAIAC 2020 edition will be held online. Candidates to LAIAC 2020 program wiil be individually informed as soon as the situation clears out. The second round of applications is currently open. 

Implication for the MIDS

Current Academic-Year 2019-2020

The different activities of the MIDS are maintained for the end of the semester. The MIDS has adapted to the current circumstances and allows students to follow the various activities online. Thus, courses are provided, as are conferences and workshops. The libraries and infrastructures of the Graduate Institute and the University of Geneva are still closed but students are allowed to borrow books under certains conditions available on both website.

Students are requested to be responsible and to follow the protective measures recommended by the Federal Council. 

Next Academic-Year 2020-2021

Due to the current health and economic crisis we have adapted our offer for the 2020-2021 academic year and introduced an Online Section of the MIDS. Students are informed of the different options for the academic year to come. More details about the Online program are available here