In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to provide an all-encompassing agenda for action. Even prior to that date, citizens, NGOs, private entreprises, governments, regional and international institutions had been looking for social, economic, political and ecological alternatives to face the ever growing number of local to global challenges. The 2016-2017 continuing education offering from the University of Geneva offers many opportunities to come to grips with these challenges and with potential solutions.
Our programmes aim at enlarging your knowledge horizon, enhance your current qualifications and open up new professional avenues. All programmes stakeholders strive to help you meet current and future needs for high-level competencies. A growing number of programmes are degree-granting. All combine theory and practice and are based on state of the art scientific research. Innovative teaching methodologies, incorporating new technologies, ensure you are also aware of your learning skills so as to plan and enjoy your life-long learning journey - at the university and elsewhere.
Our ambition is to serve your aspirations, whether professional or private, so that you can claim the "freedom to create, to imagine, to learn, to explore" like the astrophysicist Roger-Maurice Bonnet encouraged us all to do.
Dr Sophie Huber Kodbaye, Director, Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Geneva
Catalogue available at http://www.unige.ch/formcont/catalogue