Press Release: Geneva - Le Campus de la Paix - Autumn 2011
Work on the proposed new campus of the Graduate Institute in Geneva is continuing fast. Work had now started on the Maison de la Paix, while the construction of the Edgar de Picciotto Student House is progressing fast. The new Campus de la Paix is due for completeness by summer 2013, and is backed by a public-private partnership which has funded some € 111 m – € 63 m from the Swiss Confederation and from the Canton of Geneva; and € 48 m from donations and a bank loan.
Professor Philippe Burrin, director of the Graduate Institute, said on occasion of starting work on the new Campus that “its realisation will add to our appeal by providing high-quality infrastructure that will serve to enhance a wealth of existing knowledge built up over recent years.” As the Graduate Institute aims to become a centre of excellence it wants to present an infrastructure that maintains its future ambitions and accommodate the most talented professors and students recruited from all over the world and develop research programmes.