World Trade Institute – Academic Partners

News from the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project

International investment course taps into huge interest in Peru

Doctoral student Rodrigo Polanco has recently returned from Lima where he was invited by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), one of the WTI’s partners in the SECO Project, … Continue reading

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Visiting Fellows: Dr. Yovana Reyes Tagle

Dr. Yovana Reyes Tagle is visiting the WTI on a SECO-WTI sponsored Visiting Fellowship for the months of September and October. A lecturer on the master’s programme at PUCP in Lima, … Continue reading

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SECO-supported Summer Programme on Intellectual Property staged in Hong Kong

This year‘s successful two-week Summer Programme on International Intellectual Property concluded on 8 August. Taking place at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in the middle of Hong Kong’s financial district, … Continue reading

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Visiting Fellows: Dr. Sofia Boza

Dr. Sofia Boza of the University of Chile has returned to the WTI where she spent several months in 2013 finding out more about the legal aspects of agriculture policy … Continue reading

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Visiting Fellows: Dr. Herbert Kawadza

Dr. Herbert Kawadza, a lecturer from Mandela Institute at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa arrived in Bern in May on a visiting fellowship under the SECO-WTI Academic Partnership. His topic … Continue reading

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Peruvian international lawyer joins the PhD programme

Roberto Claros has joined the World Trade Institute as a PhD researcher within the project run by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to support the development of Regional … Continue reading

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PhD profile: The draw of interdisciplinary research

Clarence Siziba from Zimbabwe has recently arrived in Bern on a scholarship awarded under the academic partnership between the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade … Continue reading

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On the rise: the growth of services value chains in Latin America

A new publication sponsored by the academic cooperation project of WTI and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) explores the recent growth of services value chains in Latin … Continue reading

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WTI steps up cooperation with Vietnam

World Trade Institute (WTI) faculty members have been paying regular visits to Hanoi under an academic cooperation project with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).   There they … Continue reading

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E-Book – Asian views of the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference

The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration An ERIA – UPH – WTI e-Book edited by Yoshifumi Fukunaga, John Riady and Pierre Sauvé   … Continue reading

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Examining the Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration

The World Trade Institute’s first-ever Doctoral Programme Conference, sponsored by SECO and held on 8 November, took as its theme the concept of the “State” in the controversial area of … Continue reading

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WTO dispute settlement explained in Hanoi

Thirty Vietnamese government officials got to grips with the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system on a three-day training course in Hanoi in early October. The training formed part of … Continue reading

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Malebakeng Forere: Transferring knowledge from Bern to KwaZulu-Natal

Malebakeng Forere has just completed her doctorate under the academic partnership between the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade Institute. Before returning to South Africa … Continue reading

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Training in Trade Remedies in Hanoi

Around 50 Vietnamese government officials attended a training course in Hanoi in August – part of a one-year executive course organised by the WTI as part of its academic partnership … Continue reading

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New Master’s Programme in International Trade Policy and Law – Supported by Switzerland

The Foreign Trade University (FTU) today held the opening ceremony of its new Master’s programme on International Trade Policy and Law (MITPL) in the framework of a four year academic … Continue reading

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MILE Professor Andrew T. Guzmán Addresses Global Governance and Climate Change in Chile

On 9 May 2013, Andrew T. Guzmán, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, International and Graduate Programmes at Berkeley Law, University of California and a faculty member of the MILE … Continue reading

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Offshore Services: an Industry to Watch in Latin America

Professor Nanno Mulder of the University of Chile highlights the book he will launch in conjunction with the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project. Professor Mulder, could you please tell … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Discussion on Agricultural Trade in Chile

Dr Sofia Boza, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Chile and a visiting fellow at the WTI, sheds light on her goals as an academic … Continue reading

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Building Trade Relations and Governance in Africa

Academics from the World Trade Institute presented a variety of papers addressing Africa’s economic integration at the Second African International Economic Law Network Conference. The event marked a further milestone … Continue reading

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News from our academic partners

On this blog site, the World Trade Institute (WTI) will showcase the latest developments of the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project. Be curious…

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