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. 

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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. By 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.

Are you a graduate of our MILE or TRAIL+ programmes? If so, you qualify for a 50% discount on the week-long courses offered in our Winter and Summer Academies. In your application, please indicate that you are a MILE or TRAIL+ alumna/alumnus.

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Winter Academy 2023

23 January - 16 February 2023


WTO Law on Border Measures and Trade Facilitation
23 – 27 January 2023 (Take-home assessment on 28 January)
Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm (Central European time)
Lecturers: Roy Santana and Sara Núñez-Évora
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WTO Law on Anti-Dumping and Safeguard Measures
30 January – 3 February 2023 (Take-home assessment on 4 February)
Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm (Central European time)
Lecturers: Fernando Piérola and Edwin Vermulst
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WTO Law on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
6 - 9 February 2023 (Take-home assessment on 10 February)
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm (Central European time)
Lecturers: James Flett and Luca Rubini
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The Law and Policy of Trade in Services
13 - 16 February 2023 (Take-home assessment on 17 February)
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm (Central European time)
Lecturers: Pierre Sauvé and Jan Bohanes
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Visit our CAS / DAS Programmes page to learn how you can apply these courses towards a certificate or diploma.

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