The Geneva School of Diplomacy is a small, private university specialized in the teaching of International Relations & Diplomacy. We are professional and we conduct a humane and personal approach to our global community.
Our vision is to be among the top International Relations & Diplomatic Schools in the world by 2021 and to provide world-class professionals through a combined approach of academic and vocational excellence.
Our mission is to provide an excellent education to a small number of highly qualified students who are committed towards both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of International Relations and Diplomacy. We do this by offering high quality and praxis-oriented Academic Degree Programmes from the Bachelor to the Doctorate level and Tailored Training courses, focused on theory and the development of essential diplomatic skills. Our curriculum includes a series of bi-weekly lectures on the topic of Emerging Issues & Persistent Challenges, where real-life cases and experiences are being discussed by people from the field. All programmes are taught in English by highly distinguished faculty members, including world-renowned professors, state-officials, current field experts- and practitioners and (serving) ambassadors.
Because of our connections with surrounding international organizations, missions and NGO’s, our small, interactive classes with highly distinguished faculty members and the many lectures hosted by high profile guest speakers, our students are able to create a network that can be life-lasting and life-changing. We know what the labor developments and needs in the diplomatic world are and adjust our curriculum regularly and accordingly. GSD graduates will possess academic, vocational and practical diplomatic skills needed to enter their professional field of preference.