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Building knowledge for trade and development

Study tour materials



altThe fifth study tour for Vi’s Russian university members gathered 56 students and 9 lecturers in Geneva March 26-30, for a week-long training programme around international trade, investment and development issues.

Experts from UNCTAD, WTO and ITC gave students the opportunity to raise questions and initiate discussions on hot topics, such as reform of the international financial architecture, South-South integration and Russia's accession to the WTO.

The students, from Master’s and Bachelor’s  programmes in international economics, business, finance, international relations and law, also expanded their knowledge on science, technology and innovation, dispute settlement mechanisms, foreign direct investment and the role of government in tomorrow's international trade, among others.


 Monday, March 26
 Tuesday, March 27
 Wednesday, March 28
 Thursday, March 29
 Friday, March 30

Group presentations, evaluation and closing