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29 Apr 2022 | News

Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa: CONSULTANCY

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is recruiting a Ukrainian agrifood trade expert to provide consultancy services under the programme Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable (MATS).

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27 Apr 2022 | News

Summer Academy - Tuition fee waivers for Ukrainian scholars and students

The World Trade Institute offers three Summer Academy tuition fee waivers for Ukrainian nationals.

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21 Apr 2022 | News

Coming up soon: Workshop on Linking Climate Change, Digitalisation, and Sustainability

This workshop is funded by the Promotion of Young Researchers Fund of the University of Bern. It is organised by Dr. Aylin Yildiz, Maria Vasquez Callo-Müller, and Dr. Aydin Baris Yildirim. It will be hosted at the World Trade Institute on 6 May 2022.

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13 Apr 2022 | News

A Selection of Peter van den Bossche's April Activities

The WTI's Director of Studies has engaged in several activities this month. Of special mention are his participation at the 13th Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) International Moot Court Competition 2022.

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7 Apr 2022 | News

Starting soon: The 2022 Summer Academy

The 2022 Summer Academy at the World Trade Institute (WTI) starts on 7 June, offering eleven courses by leading experts on trade investment law and policy issues.

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30 Mar 2022 | News

Keynote Speech and Interaction with the Indian Ambassador to the WTO

H.E. Ambassador Brajendra Navnit, Permanent Representative of India to the World Trade Organization, gave a lecture to the students of the MILE and TRAIL+ advanced master’s programmes of the World Trade Institute.

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28 Mar 2022 | News

WTI Managing Director Prof. Joseph Francois acts as an Expert Witness to the UK Parliament International Trade Committee on Trade Agreement Modelling

The International Trade Committee examines the impact assessments for the Australia and New Zealand trade deals with top Government economists and experts.

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16 Mar 2022 | News

Call for Applications for the 2022 Online WTI-CWS Joint Academy

Established in 2014, the WTI-CWS Joint academy aims to provide law students and legal professionals in India with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of trade regulation and governance issues.

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15 Mar 2022 | News

First Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar of the Year with Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof

On 10 March 2022, Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof, Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements and head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate, gave this year's first Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar.

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10 Mar 2022 | News

Get your Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on Applied Trade Policy Modeling at the World Trade Institute!

This new CAS programme offered at the World Trade Institute (WTI) provides a research-oriented teaching in the field of trade policy.

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9 Mar 2022 | News

The WTI's Brown Bag Seminars are back!

After a COVID-related two-year hiatus, the WTI is happy to announce the return of its Brown Bag Seminar Series.

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3 Mar 2022 | News

Update: Suspension of our Agreements with Russian Academic Institutions

This step is being taken following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces.

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3 Mar 2022 | News

Information about Humanitarian and Financial Aid Possibilities for Ukraine

Right now, Ukraine is victim to an unlawful and cruel attack carried out by the Russian army. Help is needed and there are several possibilities how you can offer your support.

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28 Feb 2022 | News

The WTI stands in Solidarity with Ukraine and its People

The news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left us shocked and we are following the latest developments with great concern and a heavy heart. The WTI strongly condemns the attack on Ukraine's sovereignty.

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25 Feb 2022 | News

Global Trade Disruptions Are About to Get Worse - Interview with WTI Managing Director Prof. Joseph Francois

In this interview with Brendan Murray and Bryce Baschuk from "Bloomberg", Prof. Francois talks about how disruptions in global trade might get even worse in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

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25 Feb 2022 | News

WTI Advisory Board Member Ambassador Didier Chambovey is elected as Chair of the WTO General Council

The WTI congratulates its Advisory Board member Ambassador Didier Chambovey on being elected as Chair of the WTO General Council.

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22 Feb 2022 | News

International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research: Confronting Climate Change – from Science to Policy

This summer school will take place from 8 – 19 August 2022 at the University of Bern. It is co-organised by the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research and the WTI.

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22 Feb 2022 | News

Arancha González Laya is appointed as the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs

The WTI congratulates its advisory board member, Arancha González Laya, on her appointment as dean of the Paris School of International Affairs.

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18 Feb 2022 | News

Coronavirus - Protective Measures Lifted

The Federal Council and the Canton of Bern have lifted almost all protective measures related to the coronavirus.

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15 Feb 2022 | News

In Loving Memory of Rachel Liechti-McKee (1956-2021)

With a heavy heart, we are bidding farewell to our colleague and friend Rachel Liechti-McKee, whose untimely departure left us all shocked and deeply saddened. We wish to express our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

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