University of Geneva Academia Connect

To foster collaborations with Indian academia through swissnex immersion week


Event Details


swissnex India
#26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India


Bangalore | 26-28 Jan 2020
Delhi | 29- 31 Jan 2020

University of Geneva (UNIGE) delegation to scout for potential academic and industry partners for knowledge exchange in India, January 2020. The delegation is interested in developing collaborative projects on topical issues (biology, physics, chemistry), and joint academic courses in the field of economics, SDGs, international governance, global challenges (peace and security, human rights, trade, etc.).

If you are interested in meeting with UNIGE delegation and discuss further on possible collaborations , please drop a line to


Dr. Berthet was the Secretary General for UNIGE for fifteen years (2003-2018) and then became the Rector since 1st November 2018. In 1991, Dr. Stephane Berthet has earned his PhD from UNIGE in Astrophysics and Astronomy. For the last eleven years, Mr. Berthet has been a key figure influencing Switzerland’s research policies with regard to space. Through the support of SERI, Dr. Berthet was responsible Switzerland at numerous international research institutions such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and Euratom.
Dr Stéphane Berthet
Vice Rector / University of Geneva
Professor Krishnakumar teaches Econometrics at UNIGE and her research interest lies in panel data econometrics, multivariate models, and quantitative methods for multi-dimensional well-being analysis. Professor Jaya Krishnakumar has also contributed chapters in the Handbook of the Capability Approach (Cambridge University Press, CUP), New Frontiers of the Capability Approach (CUP) and Research in Social Science and Disability (Emerald Publishing). She is also a member of the Statistical Advisory Panel for the Human Development Reports of the UNDP, the Human Development Report Advisory Panel 2017, the academic experts panel for World Bank’s Women, Business and The Law Index 2019, as well as an Advisor for the SDG Platform being developed by B-Lab along with the UN Global Compact.
Prof. Jaya Krishnakumar
Institute of Economics and Econometric
Professor Kaddous has been a professor of law at UNIGE since 2002 and is also a visiting professor at Montesquieu University in Bordeaux, Nice Sophia Antipolis and Paris II (Panthéon Assas). She is Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies and holds a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam "Constitutional and Material Law of the European Union". Her area of expertise lies in EU law and international law, EU dispute settlement, EU external relations, and in particular the relations between the law of the EU and Switzerland. Christine Kaddous has been a President of the Swiss Society of International Law (SSDI) since 2008. She is the Vice-President of the Swiss Association for European Law (ASDE). She is a member of the Committee of the Swiss Association for the Study of European Integration (ECSA-Switzerland) and the Steering Committee of the European Center of Culture.
Prof. Christine Kaddous
Director / Professor / Centre for European Legal Studies/ Department of Public International Law and International Organization
Olivier Vincent holds a MSc in International and European politics from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked in the NGO sector in Geneva and in a management consulting firm for international organisations before joining the University of Geneva in 2001 as institutional coordinator for the Erasmus programme and student exchange. In 2008, he was appointed deputy director of the International Office, in charge of bilateral collaborations in Europe, Africa and new projects. Since 2018, he is senior advisor in charge of academic networks.
Mr Olivier Vincent
International Relations and Partnership office
Dr. Lacour had received his PhD in 1993 from University of Austin, Texas in Chemistry. After finishing his post doc from Harvard University, Mr. Lacour joined University of Geneva in 2004 in Dept of Organic Chemistry and his primary interests lies in his primary research interests are in asymmetric synthesis and catalysis using organic, physical organic, organometallic and coordination chemistry tools. From 2010-2013, Mr. Lacour held the President position of Geneva Chemical Society. Along with being a fulltime professor at UNIGE, he is also a visiting professor at Taiwan Chemistry Promotion Center, Nagoya, Bordeaux, Haifa, Strasbourg.
Dr Jérôme Lacour
Dean of Faculty of Science
Yaniv Benhamou (doctor of law, lawyer and lecturer at the University of Geneva) teaches and publishes in intellectual property law, art law and technologies (including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Humanities). He has carried out several research stays, notably at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2018), the Center for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) of the Melbourne Law School (2016) and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property , Munich Competition and Tax Law funded by a grant from the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht eV (2006). Since 2018, he has been mandated as an international expert by WIPO for questions of copyright and museums, and in particular author of the Revised Report on Copyright Practices and Challenges of Museums , as well as for Big Data and intellectual property. He also co-directs a research project on the digitization of art ( Digitization of Museum Collections ) and is a member of the Management Committee of the Art Law Center.
Mr Yaniv Benhamou
Deputy lecturer / civil law department
Brigette conceptualizes and implements a communication strategy for continuing education at the University of Geneva with special emphasis on the interface with the UN System (on questions such as Human Right, global health, humanitarian action, trade and standardization, etc.). Reporting on the overall environment to inform the strategic orientations of UNIGE and its 340 programmes of executive education. She also manages change inside the University to respond to a rapidly changing and competitive environment; coaching faculty and scholars to deliver effective and powerful communication. Setting up and facilitating internal trainings to +400 employees on effective communication involving new technologies. She has previously held position various term positions as communication specialist at several United Nations programs and has worked in the field of journalism and international relations for more than 10 years.
Ms Brigitte Perrin
Head of communication / Continuing education