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15 Sep 2023 | News

A great week at the WTO Public Forum

The WTI is actively present, this week, at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva: "It's time for action!"

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17 Aug 2023 | News

Gabriela García Merchán is the recipient of the Patricia Murillo Montesdeoca Scholarship and she has won the Thomas Cottier Award for Best Thesis!

We could not be more proud than when a student on a full scholarship is recognised for outstanding academic achievement.

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9 Aug 2023 | News

Another MILE goes by: Closing Ceremony 2023

The Closing Ceremony for the 2022-2023 Master Programmes took place on July 28 with our esteemed keynote speaker, H. E. Ambassador Simon Manley CMG, UK Permanent Representative.

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18 Jul 2023 | News

2023 Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law in Bogota, Colombia from 12 to 14 July.

The 2023 SIEL Global Conference ended successfully on July 14. Here is a short summary.

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13 Jul 2023 | News

Book launch by WTI alumnus Dr Santanu Mukherjee in New Delhi

The book launch of "Patent Exhaustion and International Trade Regulation" (WTIAS Volume 13), authored by Dr Santanu Mukherjee, MILE 1 WTI alumnus, was held on 19 June 2023 at the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in New Delhi. The book consists of …

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12 Jun 2023 | News

Focus on: "Climate Change: Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer" – 2023 Summer Academy

Let's deep dive in the last course of the World Trade Institute's 2023 Summer Academy, course 11.

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21 Feb 2023 | News

Prof Peter Van den Bossche's lecture at the International Trade Institute

On 16 February 2023, WTI's Director of Studies, taught "Balancing Trade with Non-Trade Concerns" at the International Trade Institute.

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28 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. em. Thomas Cottier's Letters to the WTI from around the world

From 2012 to 2019, Prof. em. Cottier sent his impressions to the WTI community as he travelled the globe. Here's a compilation of his letters.

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21 Jun 2022 | News

Congratulations on your retirement, Margrit!

After 20 years of loyal service, the World Trade Institute celebrates the retirement of Margrit Vetter, our Director of Administration. For so much commitment and passion, thank you Margrit! Happy retirement!

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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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18 Jan 2022 | News

Why governments need to tackle the impact of trade on climate change - An Interview with Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier

In an interview with Swissinfo, Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier, former Managing Director of the WTI, talks about the significant environmental impact of the production and trade of goods in a globalised market.

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9 Dec 2021 | News

The newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) has successfully hosted its first General Assembly

The first General Assembly meeting of the newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) took place on 4 December 2021. Around 30 alumni from all over the world participated.

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18 Nov 2021 | News

Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier receives Honorary Doctorate by Saarland University

On 12 November 2021, Prof. Em. Cottier was awarded an honorary doctorate by Saarland University, upon motion of its Europa-Institut and the Faculty of Law.

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25 Oct 2021 | News

Alumni & Career Talk with WTI Alumnus Dr Santanu Mukherjee

As part of the World Trade Institute’s Alumni & Career Talk Series, Dr Santanu Mukherjee, MILE 1 and PhD alumnus, gave a talk to the current batch of MILE and TRAIL+ students.

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22 Sep 2021 | News

Mira Burri receives an Award by the Government Council of Lucerne

On 13 September 2021, long-standing WTI External Faculty member Mira Burri received an award by the Government Council of Lucerne for all her achievements in research and teaching.

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3 Aug 2021 | News

Marianna Henud Cresci (MILE 20) wins the Thomas Cottier Award for Best Thesis

Marianna Henud Cresci, MILE 20 alumna from Brazil, is this year's winner of the Thomas Cottier Award for Best Thesis. This award is presented annually to one WTI student for the best thesis submitted and was set up to honour the WTI's founder and former Managing Director Prof. Emeritus Thomas …

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2 Aug 2021 | News

The 2020-21 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

After an intense academic year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 MILE and TRAIL+ students were officially bid farewell at a COVID-19 conform Closing Ceremony at the Silva Casa Auditorium of the WTI. After the Ceremony, the students who were in Bern and some WTI staff members gathered to …

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12 Jul 2021 | News

Recap of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)'s 7th Global Conference

From Wednesday, 7 to Friday 9 July 2021, the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) held its Seventh Global Conference. The central theme of the Conference, hosted by Bocconi University, Milan, was Rethinking Global Economic Governance.

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11 Jul 2021 | News

MILE Alumni share their Experiences with WTI-CWS Joint Academy Students

As part of the WTI-CWS Joint Academy on Trade Law and Policy, two MILE alumni shared their experiences as former WTI students with the participants of the Academy. The Joint Academy is organised by the WTI in cooperation with its longstanding partner, the Centre for WTO Studies of the Indian …

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24 Jun 2021 | News

Roundtable on Trade, Climate Change and SDGs

On 23 June 2021, the WTI, together with the State’s Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, hosted a roundtable discussion on trade, climate change and the SDGs.

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