Winter Academy, Summer Academy, and more

Choose from a range of short-term study options

Interested in broadening your knowledge of issues related to international law and economics? Our Winter and Summer Academies in Bern can be taken à la carte on a weekly basis or with the aim of obtaining a certificate or diploma. We also offer a Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy in Delhi with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. See below for details.

Winter and 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, Manager Government Affairs International Trade and Customs, Nike

The WTI Winter and Summer Academies cover cutting-edge issues in trade and investment law and policy. They are designed for private and public sector and civil society professionals as well as higher-education students. In lectures, discussions and case studies, renowned 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 will establish valuable contacts with fellow-minded professionals and lecturers.

Winter and Summer Academy modules can be taken individually on an à la carte basis. Students who take multiple courses in the Winter or Summer Academy can become eligible for a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Law and Economics. Visit our CAS / DAS Programmes page to learn more.


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.

2020 Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy

Week 1 (26 – 30 May 2020)

Essentials of WTO Law and Policy
Lecturers: Dr Werner Zdouc (World Trade Organization, Geneva and World Trade Institute, Bern) and Ms Shailja Singh (Centre for WTO Studies, Delhi)

Agreement on Agriculture
Lecturers: Prof. Abhijit Das (Centre for WTO Studies, Delhi) and Ms Anuradha R.V. (Clarus Law Associates, Delhi) 

Week 2 (1 – 5 June 2020)

Electronic Commerce
Lecturers: Prof. Abhijit Das and Ms Shailja Singh (Centre for WTO Studies, Delhi)

The Law & Policy of Trade Remedies
Lecturers: Mr Edwin Vermulst (VVGB Advocaten, Brussels)

Week 3 (8 – 12 June 2020)

Lecturer: Dr Arthur Appleton (Appleton Luff International Lawyers, Geneva)

Investment Law
Prof. Prabash Ranjan (South Asian University, Delhi)

Week 4 (15 – 19 June 2020)

Trade in Services
Lecturers: Mr Jan Bohanes (Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva) and Ms Anuradha R.V. (Clarus Law Associates, Delhi)

Trade and IPR
Lecturers: Ms Jayashree Watal (formerly World Trade Organization, Geneva) and Ms Chandni Raina (Centre for WTO Studies, Delhi)

International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research

Confronting Climate Change – from Science to Policy
The 2019 summer school took place from 5 to 16 August.

Check back on our website in Spring of 2020 for information on the 2020 summer school.