Strength Through Cultural & Interdisciplinary Diversity
Webster University Geneva is a diverse institution, where faculty from various disciplines and nationalities collaborate. Research is an essential activity among Webster University Geneva’s faculty, across academic departments: the Walker School of Business and Technology; International Relations; Media Communications; Psychology and Counseling; and faculty in diverse fields that comprise the Global Citizenship Program and elective courses.
We believe that our disciplinary and cultural diversity is a key to our strength. Researchers from all departments and programs combine their expertise in interdisciplinary joint research projects to find answers to the major global challenges of the 21st century, such as sustainability, healthcare and well-being, emerging conflicts and trends in migrations, or global economic development, to name a few.
Added strength comes both from our campus location in the milieu of Genève Internationale (at the crossroads of Switzerland and the European Union), and our strong links with faculty across Webster University in the United States and across our network of international campuses.
Over the years, Webster University Geneva has built a strong expertise in specific
areas such as the Middle East, behavioral economics, and cognitive psychology. Our
contributions include both formal research (conception of theoretical models), and
practical research, such as hypothesis validation through database usage, population
studies, simulations or experiments, and comparative policy analysis. We target scientific
excellence by publishing our results in recognized and high-quality peer-review journals
and conferences (with respect to the classical rankings such as the Social Sciences
Citation Index list, Thomson Reuters Index or the CORE ranking). Beyond the academic
community, we also contribute to the local and global ecosystems through publications,
interviews and articles in the local press, trade journals, magazines, scientific
seminars and interactions with local associations and partnerships. Webster University
Geneva benefits from its proximity to international organizations with whom we share
our global vision. Besides the contribution to the scientific community, we also believe
that research can act as a catalyst for economic development. We have active collaborations
with both Swiss and international companies as well as industries, and aim at developing
our scientific and technological knowledge transfer further.
Webster University Geneva also hosts the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), a multidisciplinary, inter-departmental center dedicated to the scientific study of creativity and innovation and its applications to business, education, art and design, technology and society. The Centre aims to advance our understanding of creative processes, teach the management of innovation, and offer a space for companies and organizations to meet and have the facilitation required to foster change and development processes. For a complete list of events, activities and partners please visit the WCCI website.