WTI Summer Programmes

Choose from a range of summer study options

Interested in using your summer leave to broaden your knowledge of issues related to international law and economics? The WTI has the answer. We have extended our popular Summer Academy in Bern to seven weeks. Modules can be taken à la carte on a weekly basis or with the aim of obtaining a certificate or diploma. We will also continue to offer a Joint Academy in Delhi with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. 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, Manager Government Affairs International Trade and Customs, Nike

Led by Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies, WTI

The WTI Summer Academy covers cutting-edge issues in investment and trade law and policy. It is 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.

Choose the weekly modules you wish to attend from our 'à la carte' offering. As of this year, you can earn a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Law and Economics. For example, you may choose to do a CAS in investment policy and competition. See the 'General Information' rubric for further details.

During the programme, you will receive access to our 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 2017 Joint Academy runs from 5 to 30 June.