The CUSO “Gender Studies” doctoral programme is a platform of exchange for doctoral students whose work encompasses a gender perspective. While maintaining a stream of continuity with the “Ecole doctoral lémanique (2002-2008) and the “Ecole doctorale romande” in Gender Studies (2008-2011), this new doctoral programme will consolidate knowledge as well as widen the institutional and disciplinary scope. This doctoral programme will enable us to pursue the following goals:

a.  The CUSO doctoral programme will provide the opportunity to assess the various contributions of an interdisciplinary approach, which is the foundation of gender studies.

b.   These sessions will provide a space for exchange and dialogue between doctoral students and colleagues, who are more advanced in their academic career and, subsequently, can delve deeper into the theoretical and methodological aspects of Gender Studies.  

c.  The CUSO doctoral programme also creates a network for young researchers not only regionally, but also at the national and international level.

d.  These sessions will permit doctoral students to train their communication skills and enable them to promote their research through individual and collective publications. 


The CUSO “Gender Studies” doctoral programme unites five institutions in Switzerland (IHEID (direction), University of Fribourg, University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and Neuchâtel). It is also affiliated with the Gender Studies Network of Swiss Doctoral Schools “Gender Studies CH”.


Registration for the programme is open to those who are enrolled in one of the five member institutions and whose doctoral research incorporates a gender perspective.. Registration will be made all year via mycuso.


Beginning of the Programme: 1 January 2012

Links for Institutional Partnerships:

IHEID, Programme on Gender and Global Change:

University of Fribourg:

University of Geneva:

University of Lausanne: 

University of Neuchâtel:


Yali Chen, Université de Genève

Direction du programme

Prof. Delphine Gardey, Université de Genève

Comité scientifique

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Adresse du programme

Direction et Coordination du programme doctoral Gender CUSO:

Université de Genève

Institut des études genre - SdS

40, Bd du Pont-d’Arve

CH-1211 Genève 4