Objectives of the Zurich Graduate School in Geography

The objectives of the graduate school are:

  • to expose graduate students to work across the breadth of Geography
  • to encourage the development of skills in assessing and commenting on a broad range of geographical research
  • to provide graduate students with opportunities for networking throughout their period of study in the Department of Geography
  • to improve graduate students’ writing skills, particularly with respect to targeted scientific writing for conferences, journals and dissertations
  • to increase graduate students’ awareness of the importance of developing key transferable skills, and to provide graduate students with mechanisms to develop such skills
  • to ensure that graduate students are aware of the possibilities for their future careers, and that they are equipped with a set of skills which will enable them to pursue both academic and non-academic routes