The Graduate Institute – Subscribe to Connexion, our 15th Careers Forum


Meet our eager and qualified students and alumni! We invite you or a HR representative and our alumni who are working with you to take part in the 15th edition of Connexion. This year and for the 3rd time in a row, we will host it in a new format which will take place: every Thursday between 22 February to 26 April 2018, from 16:00 to 18:00. The programme is the following:

Thursday 22 February 2018  Emergency and Humanitarian Action
Thursday 1 March 2018 Global Health
Thursday 8 March  2018 International Trade and Finance
Thursday 15 March  2018 Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
Thursday 22 March 2018 Philanthropic and Sustainable Investment
Thursday 29 March 2018 Human Rights
Thursday 12 April 2018 Child Protection and Gender Issues
Thursday 19 April 2018 International Law
Thursday 26 April 2018 Diplomacy, Government and International Cooperation

Organised around round tables, Connexion brings together human resources representatives who will present the recruitment processes and the Institute’s alumni who will talk about their experience. At each discussion, doctoral students specializing in the field will moderate the debate and represent our research centres. In parallel, you can of course book a booth and/or maximize your visibility by sponsoring the networking event that will follow each round table. Register now by return email. Please specify which date you would like to participate in. We look forward to working with you in 2018. Kind regards,

Carine Leu-Bonvin Head of Alumni Relations and Career Services Déborah Kestener Senior Coordinator Ana Balcazar Moreno Project Assistant

KM4Dev – What are most impactful ways of using mobile technology for development?

We [at the University of Delhi] documented our learnings as well as how the mobile technology was implemented and the challenges we faced through case studies on these partners. Here are some case studies you may find useful:

  1. Disaster Relief: Using mobile technology to optimize disaster relief efforts and real-time alerts to donors (Link)
  2. Healthcare: Collecting primary data about maternal healthcare and infant mortality in government health centres in India (Link) 
  3. Energy: Conducting field research and gathering real-time feedback on the adoption of low-cost alternatives to kerosene lamps in Kenya (Link)
  4. Community: Conducting thorough impact assessment for 1000 self-help groups to fight gender discrimination in India (Link)

SDC/NADEL – Winners of the impact award 2017

In order to inspire NGOs to learn from impact evaluations and integrate them into their work, SDC and NADEL have, for the second time, asked Swiss NGOs working in international development to submit proposals for an impact evaluations on their work. We have received proposals from 30 Swiss NGOs partnering with various European research institutions.



swisspeace – Training Newsletter

swisspeace is excited to present our upcoming training opportunities 2017/18 and invites you to have a look at the annual course schedule.

Would you like to train your mediation skills, learn more about religion & conflict or analyse the role of gender in peacebuilding? Contact them, they are happy to provide counseling which course or program suits you best.

All the best,
The swisspeace training team

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socialcops – 8 Steps to Making a great Mobile-Friendly Survey

Writing a survey for a mobile app requires a different strategy than a survey taken with pen and paper or on a desktop computer. Mobile data collection is a completely different experience than standard surveys, and a mobile-friendly survey should reflect that.

[Here] are some strategic and technical elements to consider when designing a survey for a mobile platform.

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Institue of Education – “What’s the use of education?” Nobel Prize-winner Professor Amartya Sen launches IOE Centre for Education and International Development

Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Amartya Sen (Harvard University) launched the UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) on Thursday 15 June.

This new research centre will build on the IOE’s leading contribution to the academic field of education and international development, bringing together a wide range of academics, students, alumni and practitioners working in diverse settings in every continent to address some of the world’s most important challenges.

Professor Sen’s keynote lecture explored the theme “What’s the use of education?” following a day-long symposium at the IOE. The symposium presented CEID members’ current work, drawing on the five key themes that underpin the Centre’s research. Panel talks discussed the relationship between education and conflict, peacebuilding, migration, poverty, wellbeing and gender.

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