About Us

Why do we have a “GISA”? What’s our mission? In one line: to make sure all students have the richest student experience possible during their years at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. According to our statutes:

The goals and purposes of the Association are:

  1. To represent students in front of the various bodies in and out of the Institute.
  2. To promote friendly relations between the students and the Institute.
  3. To promote intellectual debate.
  4. To promote cultural and athletic activities.
  5. To support the activities organized by the different autonomous student associations.
  6. To manage the facilities of the association, or collectively entrusted by the Institute to the students.
  7. To communicate frequently and in a transparent manner with its members.

This means we work together to make sure that:

  • your academic concerns are adequately addressed
  • we offer a diverse array of social and cultural activities for the days you’re not at the library
  • we communicate effectively and constantly with all Institute officials, faculty, and staff
  • we promote students exchange as much as possible to foster a collegial and fun environment in and outside of the classroom

Who makes up GISA?All of us! As a student here, you’re a member of GISA and are welcome to:

  • come to our student activities, attend our parties, and participate in our discussions
  • enhance the life of the Institute by proposing a new student initiative and apply for funding
  • represent your classmates’ interests and concerns as a class representative
  • represent your classmates’ interests as an executive committee member
  • come to our GAs and shape the future of our association!

How do we carry out our tasks? We collaborate and disseminate easy-to-access information through an executive committee team, class reps, and students in general. Come to GISA meetings to find out more. To find out more about GISA:

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