World Trade Institute

Bern, Switzerland
The World Trade Institute is a leading academic institution dedicated to graduate-level education and research on international trade regulation and investment. As a centre for excellence of the University of Bern, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

About

History

The institute was founded upon the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of the GATT and the advent of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. It was established in 1999 to train future practitioners and researchers from all over the world and to strengthen research capacities in areas that have an increasing impact on people's lives.

Education

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is a leading academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

Research

Research projects

  • SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project
  • NCCR International Trade Regulation
  • r4d Employment Project
  • r4d Towards Food Sustainability
  • PRONTO
  • DESTA
  • Common Concern
  • SNIS project

Master's Programmes

Law (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Services

Library services

The library lends books strictly in-house and is divided into three sections: monographs, periodicals, and loose-leaf. In addition, it houses a collection of reports and decisions by the European Court of Justice as well as a wide variety of WTO-related materials.