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The World Trade Institute (WTI) is the leading interdisciplinary academic institution dedicated to teaching and research focused on international trade and investment regulation, economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

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20 May 2024 | Article

Exciting new PhD Courses!

Are you a doctoral student in Bern, Switzerland or beyond? Check out our upcoming courses: (1) Spatial methods for economists using Python (2-6 September 2024) (2) The rules and practice of treaty interpretation, including a specific focus on WTO law (16-20 September 2024) (3) Real Estate Economics (13-17 January 2025)

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16 May 2024 | News

Discover the course: International Contracts Regarding Cross-Border Trade and Investment

The legal framework, the most common contractual clauses and the dispute resolution mechanisms available.

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14 May 2024 | News

Discover the course: Circular Economy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Action

How can trade facilitate the transition to an inclusive circular economy?

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