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Centre for Continuing and Distance Education - UNIGE

Our ambition is to serve your highest aspirations: learning, creating, exploring and innovating.

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

Head of Communication - Centre for Continuing and Distance Education - UNIGE
+41 22 379 79 52
Geographical coverage: 

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

07. affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development