Think tank

Centre for International Environmental Studies

CIES

Geneva, Switzerland

Established in 2010, the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) is the Graduate Institute's focal point for research on environmental issues. The centre is dedicated to the better understanding of the social, legal, economic and political facets of global problems related to the environment, with an emphasis on the international dimension and the North-South relations. The centre addresses complex problems such as climate change, biodiversity, food security, energy, natural resources and development. CIES' mission is to conduct high-level academic research to improve the quality of decision making in public and private spheres. This goal is achieved by creating a platform for researchers to conduct interdisciplinary research on the environment, by providing training to PhD students in specialised areas of research and by disseminating research results through outreach activities targeted to academic experts and policymakers. CIES is part of a number of academic networks and partners with academic institutions and stakeholders worldwide. Located in the heart of International Geneva, CIES regularly hosts workshops and conferences that bring together researchers and policy-makers.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/cies

Address:
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Country:
Switzerland

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Worldwide
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2010
Age (years)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 12
Switzerland average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Professor Timothy Swanson, André Hoffmann Chair of Environmental Economics and Professor Liliana Andonova, Department of IR/Political Science,
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Timothy Swanson (Academic Co-Director), Liliana Andonova (Academic Co-Director)
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2020): Timothy Swanson (Academic Co-Director), Liliana Andonova (Academic Co-Director)
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2019): Professor Timothy Swanson, André Hoffmann Chair of Environmental Economics and Professor Liliana Andonova, Department of IR/Political Science,
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Staff size
2021
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 38
Switzerland average
 45
Global average
 89
2020
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 30
% Female staff
2021
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 55%
Switzerland average
 44%
Global average
 48%
2020
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 50%
2019
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 37%
% Female researchers
2021
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 55%
Switzerland average
 23%
Global average
 16%
2020
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 50%
2019
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 36%

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 27
Switzerland average
 191
Global average
 6,826

Social

Likes (2021)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 64,714
Switzerland average
 11,398
Global average
 31,388
Likes (2019)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 62,350
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 25,496
Switzerland average
 8,258
Global average
 19,804
Followers (2021)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 21,773
Followers (2019)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 17,700
Subscribers (2019)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 6,050
Switzerland average
 3,714
Global average
 5,984
LinkedIn
Followers (2019)
Centre for International Environmental Studies
 25,761
Switzerland average
 5,094
Global average
 6,399

Data notes

Last updated: 17/05/2021
Data sources consulted: Information supplied by organisation, Organisation´s website
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