—The SIO provides students with an overview of the goals, functioning and significance of key international organizations in today’s fast changing global environment.
—The course examines the achievements and analyzes the failures of some of the world’s most important economic, political and humanitarian organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective with maximum exposure to the cultural and political life of contemporary Switzerland, Europe and the world of international diplomacy.

The structure of the SIO revolves around regular coursework and relevant study visits. The interdisciplinary course is organized into modules in various areas of study including economicspolitical scienceinternational relations and international law. Class meetings are held three to four days a week, with one or two days reserved for on-site study visits allowing students to see the day-to-day operations and meet with senior representatives of major international organizations, such as the United Nations, European Union, European Court of Human Rights...


The structure of the SIO revolves around regular coursework and relevant study visits. The interdisciplinary course is organized into modules in various areas of study including economicspolitical scienceinternational relations and international law. Class meetings are held three to four days a week, with one or two days reserved for on-site study visits allowing students to see the day-to-day operations and meet with senior representatives of major international organizations, such as the United Nations, European Union, European Court of Human Rights...