About the Institute

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The World Trade Institute (WTI)

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a leading academic institution dedicated to studies, teaching and research in international trade and investment regulation and 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.

Education, research, consultancy

The WTI combines graduate-level education, interdisciplinary research and specialised advisory services in a unique and dynamic institution. We recruit students, researchers, faculty and employees from around the world, creating a diverse culture and stimulating environment.

Since 2005 research at the WTI has mainly been carried out within the NCCR Trade Regulation. The WTI closely cooperates with and shares its premises with the Institute of European and International Economic Law.

Contact and location

World Trade Institute, University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)31 631 3270

How to reach us

On foot from the central railway station:
When you arrive on the platform, do not descend into the station. Take the stairs/escalator up the west exit and follow the next stairs/escalator north. On Schanzenstrasse continue uphill for about 300 metres. Turn right on Hallerstrasse (at the Parterre Café) and walk about 50 metres. The World Trade Institute is on the opposite side of the street.

By bus from the central tram/bus stop on Bahnhofplatz:
Take bus number 12 to Länggasse and get off at 'Universität'. Continue in the direction of the bus for about 50 metres. At the corner of Hallerstrasse turn right and walk about 50 metres. The World Trade Institute is on the opposite side of the street.