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The International Institute in Geneva (IIG), previously International University in Geneva, is a Swiss foundation of higher education. The choice to change the name from International University in Geneva (IUN) to International Institute in Geneva (IIG) embodies their long-lasting ambition to expose students to real-life situations, to solve actual problems and to be ready to take on positions of great responsibility by the end of their studies. The institution was founded in 1997 to provide bachelor and master programs:  

  • Business Administration
  • International Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Computer Science
  • Business Analytics

The International Institute in Geneva has both institutional and program accreditation. The institute has developed a partnership network of over twenty-two higher education institutions around the world allowing for students exchange and double degrees such in the UK and the USA among others.

The multicultural student body, faculty and dynamic environment of the Institute contribute to the creation of a framework in which the students acquire a global education. The use of experiential learning methods including case analysis and business simulations ensure the development of analytical skills which are critical in today’s competitive and rapidly changing world. The programs prepare the students to learn and lead in an increasingly digital environment.

Since 2018 the Institute proposes double degrees at the bachelor level with University of Plymouth (UK) enabling students to graduate, after three years in Geneva, with two degrees from IIG and the University of Plymouth. In 2020 the partnership was expanded to the master level with Boston University (USA) providing the students an opportunity to graduate in 18 months with two graduate degrees.

The Alumni spans over one hundred countries thus representing a unique opportunity for students to participate in a global network. The alumni of the International Institute in Geneva are working for UN agencies such as World Health Organization WHO, United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as well as multinationals such as Nestlé, Amazon or Roche. Throughout the academic year alumni are invited to present their organizations and internship opportunities to the student body.

The Student Council proposes various activities such as sports, fundraising events, and visits to cities in Europe. The students participate in the Harvard World Model United Nations and organizes a Silicon Valley Tour to visit the major tech companies. Various student services are available such as academic and career counselling. The institute provides student housing.


Each year the Institute sponsors a limited number of scholarships. The selection criteria include academic achievements and the financial need of the applicant. To maintain academic excellence the institution encourages its faculty to carry out research, publish and participate actively in professional conferences. The institute regularly invites distinguished guest speakers including H.E. Micheline Calmy-Rey former president of Switzerland, Paul Polman CEO of Unilever, and Dr. Bertrand Piccard founder of Solar Impulse.

Upcoming open day: 7 February 2023 from 9h-17h
Career presentation ICRC: 14 February 2023 from 17h-18h

Bachelor program entries: February and September
Master program entries: February, May, and September

International Institute in Geneva
ICC 20, Rte de Pré-Bois
1215 Geneva 15
+41 22 710 71 10
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