Facilities, Support and IT

A student typing on a computer during a course at the Geneva Academy A student typing on a computer during a course at the Geneva Academy

Student Office

Our Student Office is open to our students during opening hours and upon appointment. Students can also continue to contact the staff in the Student Office by email.


Workspaces in the libraries of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Graduate Institute) and of the University of Geneva (UNIGE) are accessible to our students.

For the Graduate Institute’s Library, students will have to show their Graduate Institute student card to study at the library. The websites of the Graduate Institute provides information about working hours, loan, the scan of documents, or reservation of working places.

For the Law Library at the University of Geneva (Uni Mail), students will also have to show their UNIGE student card to access the premises. The UNIGE website provides information about working hours, loans or reservation of working places. It also gives real-time information about the level of occupancy of the library.


At the Maison de la Paix cafeteria (Graduate Institute), students have access to a meal at 6 Swiss Francs upon presentation of their Graduate Institute's badge. They can also use their Graduate Institute's student card for payment and benefit from a 15 percent discount on the normal price of other dishes and receive a 30 percent discount on drinks. A machine to load it with credit is available at the entrance's exterior.

At the UNIGE cafeterias, our students benefit – by presenting their UNIGE card – from reduced prices for two daily dishes.

IT Facilities

For Hybrid or Online Teaching

In hybrid or online teaching modes, we use a Zoom Education Account for online courses. This means that only our students will be able to join the classes via a secured connection without external interferences. For more information about privacy and security related to Zoom, you can consult our Privacy Policy.

Our classrooms (at Villa Moynier, Maison de la Paix, Uni Mail and Rothschild) have been equipped to ensure the best learning experience, whether in Geneva or online.

Our teaching assistants have been trained on the use of these materials and will help teachers to moderate the discussions and interactions among students in Geneva and online.

Our students have access, via the Geneva Academy Zoom account, to a Pro Zoom account they can use to connect to classes and to organize revisions and discussions with their peers.

Students' Facilities at Home for Hybrid or Online Teaching Modes

To follow online courses, students will need the following IT facilities at home:

  • A laptop or desktop computer (Windows/Mac/Linux), preferably not more than two years old, with a modern and updated operating system and browser (preferably Chrome or Firefox)
  • Plenty of storage space, either on your computer or via an online or external drive
  • A stable internet connection that is not shared with too many housemates.
  • A good camera and microphone, either integrated in your computer or a separate webcam and headset.

IT Support

Our IT team is available to provide support to students having trouble connecting to classes or tutorials.

The IT team also developed a series of tutorials and short videos for students, explaining how to create a Pro Zoom account via the Geneva Academy, how to read e-books from the Graduate Institute Library and much more.


Students have access to all the information about their programme (Student Guide, Curriculum, Professors, Course Schedule, Tutorials, Recordings, etc.), life at the Geneva Academy (campus, sports and cultural activities, IT and logistics, etc.) on Moodle, conceived as a one-stop platform that regroups all the relevant information.

2022–2023 Teaching

For this academic year, all the courses of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and of our MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law will be taught in person, with recordings provided to students who are sick and cannot attend classes.

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Facilities, Support and IT

We've put in place the necessary IT facilities and support to ensure the smooth running of all our classes in hybrid or online teaching modes if these are required by the evolution of the health situation.

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Prospective and Future students

We are adapting rapidly to the situation related to the COVID–19 pandemic and are in a position to ensure continued high quality and interactive teaching for our three master’s programmes.

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Our Resources and Experts

From the human rights impact of COVID–19 to responding to the pandemic in conflict zones, discover what our experts and events say on the issue!

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