WTI Summer Programmes

Choose from a range of summer study options

Interested in using your summer leave to broaden your knowledge of international trade issues? The WTI has the answer. Our popular five-week Summer Academy in Bern will take place again this year. We have also joined forces with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade to bring you the Joint Academy in India. See below for details.

Summer Academy

The Summer Academy at WTI has it all - academic rigour, inspiring lecturers... and fellow participants who add both to the fun and your network.

Ingrid E. Persson, Trade Policy Advisor in the European Parliament

Led by Pierre Sauvé, Director of Programme Development, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

The WTI Summer Academy covers cutting-edge issues in investment and trade regulation and is designed for private, public and civil society professionals and higher-education students. In lectures, discussions and case studies, global experts will teach you how to blend the policy aspects of trade and investment with thorough legal interpretation and economic analysis. Becoming a part of the WTI community, you'll establish valuable contacts with fellow-minded professionals and lecturers.

Participate for the entire five weeks or choose the modules you wish to attend from our 'à la carte' offering. You'll receive access to the WTI's state-of-the-art facilities, online resources and extensive library.

Joint Academy in India

The Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy run by the WTI and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is held annually in Delhi. It was established in 2014 to provide law students and legal professionals in India with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of trade regulation and governance issues.

The 2016 Joint Academy ran from 23 May to 17 June.