Each year, more than 200 professionals join our courses, each one of them bringing their own unique experience. In our classes we have doctors and nurses, lawyers and communications experts, project managers and emergency coordinators, all committed to improve the humanitarian response.

Our students bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the centre and are a perfect representation of the diversity and complexity of the current humanitarian world.

At the Centre, we are committed to support our students as much as possible before, during and after their time with us.

Our MAS students have access to all our Alumni services and those of our parent institutions, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva. MAS Alumni can access the IHEID Career Services and Alumni activities. An overview of the services offered by the University of Geneva is available here.

All our other students can follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. We encourage former students of our Centre to join our Alumni Group on Facebook.

We also recommend Alumni to join our mailing list to receive news and updates from us. We issue a regular newsletter and send out relevant communications whenever needed.

If you have any specific question related to our Alumni activities, you can contact us at: humanitarianstudies-alumni@unige.ch

What do our alumni do after graduating?

Our students are experienced managers who come from practice and will go back to practice. During their time with us they take a step back and integrate a holistic learning process to better reflect and inform practice. Many of our alumni then return to the organization they were working for before, some being offered interesting promotions. Others obtain jobs in international organizations or NGOs, occasionally even before they have formally obtained their degree.