Summer School Opportunities in Switzerland

Summer School at The University of Zurich

The University of Zurich offers an exiting International Summer School this summer. Participants have the opportunity to find out how Switzerland became an important international finance center, how some Swiss companies evolved into big transnational corporations, and how exports of Swiss products continue to flourish under a strong currency. During the two week program, there will be study trips to the centers of watchmaking, pharmaceuticals, and food-processing industries – and some of Switzerland’s most scenic locations including Lucerne, Berne and the Lake of Geneva. The program will take place from July 9-20 July. Apply here – applications are still being considered.

More information is available here.

–> Win a scholarship worth 1,000 Swiss francs! Students from North America have the opportunity to win a discount on the tuition fee of 1,000 Swiss francs. To enter the competition, write a short essay (750-1000 words) on the topic below and submit it with your application documents by sending the document as a PDF, with your full name included, to The deadline is April 30, 2018.

Essay topic:
What do you think have been the most important driving forces behind Switzerland’s political, economical and social success in the 19th and 20th century?

University of St. Gallen

The GSERM Global School in Empirical Research Methods at the University of St.Gallen is a high-calibre 3.5 week integrated program teaching research methodology. We welcome PhD students, Master students, Post-Docs andProfessionals of all fields but also members of

You enhance your skills in block seminars taught by world-class faculty amongst an
international crowd of participants, also providing you with a unique opportunity for exchanging experiences. Participants can choose from different courses offered as block seminars led by internationally renowned lecturers.

The program consists of five-day intensive courses, taking place June 4-22. Learn more here.

Summer School at the University of Lucerne

Applications are open for the first session of the “Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context” held on June 4-8, 2018 at the Institute of Social Ethics (ISE) at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne. The “Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context” is organized under the patronage of UNESCO. Learn more here.