Swiss Network for International Studies
The Swiss Network for International Studies was created in late 2007 by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and International Studies of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, the World Trade Institute in Bern, the Swiss Tropical Institute in Basel, and the University of St.Gallen.
The Réseau assumes the mission, the rights and the responsibilities of the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN).
The GIAN is an international research network founded by the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS). Its main objective is to create synergies among various entities, principally academic institutions and international organizations - governmental or non-governmental - to further the role of Geneva and Switzerland in the service of peace and justice. The GIAN is replaced by the Swiss Network for International Studies as of 1 January 2008.