PhD Summer School in Switzerland

Deadline:  31 May 2017
Open to: doctoral applicants
Benefits: travel and accommodation expenses


The first GEM-STONES Summer School ‘Critical Perspectives on Globalization’ will take place at the Global Studies Institute of University of Geneva (CH), on 3rd – 7th July 2017. The 2017 GEM-STONES Summer School will take place at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. This will allow the participants to benefit from the exceptional density of Geneva-based international institutions, among others the UN European Headquarter, the WTO, and the WEF. Major players in these institutions will also participate to the Summer School by delivering keynote addresses and participating in round-tables. The participants will also be taken to a visit to CERN, where beyond our globe, time and space melt.

The GSI is an interfaculty centre and as such draws on the expertise of professors and researchers from the faculties of humanities, law, political, social and economic sciences. The GSI’s ambition is to develop this new field of study, guided by the principles of excellence and openness to the stakes of a rapidly changing world – a world that Geneva as an important hub of multilateral diplomacy and its University are well-positioned to analyse.


It is open to PhD students from around the world. Candidates will be assessed based on:

  • Their academic profile;
  • Relevance of the suggested presentation.


Successful applicants will have their travel (excluding taxis) and accommodation expenses covered by the host. Lunches during the Summer School, joint dinner on Monday 3rd July and public transportation card in Geneva will also be provided.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit:

  • Academic CV;
  • Title of their  ongoing thesis project – including name and references of Supervisor(s);
  • 1-page abstract describing the Applicant’s suggested presentation.

Applications should be sent directly to the GEM-STONES Project Management Office at:

For more information please read the offical call.

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