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DAS in " Management of Clinical Trials": Apply here

MAS in " Drug Discovery and Clinical Development": Apply here

Apply to individual modules of the DAS/MAS 2018-2019 - for more information 

Post-graduate training in drug development

The lake Geneva region is emerging as a new hub of pharmaceutical research in Switzerland. With more than 750 companies involved in Research and Development, Geneva is at the hearth of a remarkable life science ecosystem known as the "Health Valley". Within this highly dynamic environment, the University of Geneva is proud to offer two post-graduate training programs on pharmaceutical R&D. With over 40 speakers from the Academia, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and international organizations, the two programs offer a unique learning experience and direct insight in the discovery and development of therapeutic products.

Are you looking for a transition from Academia to Industry? Would you like to change role in your company? The DAS in Management of Clinical Trials and the MAS in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development will help you boost your employability and drive your career change. Beyond theory and vocabulary, you will gain essential skills and competences through highly interactive workshops and group exercises. Our speakers all work in the field they teach, providing you direct insight into the reality of drug discovery and development. Every year we also secure a number of internship positions within companies and research organizations, enabling our students to get immersed in their future professional environment. Finally, we believe that small classes are an important part of your success. Keeping class sizes below 25 means that speakers are accessible, that you are more actively engaged in practicals and that you interact more with your peers. All this contributes to enhancing your learning experience and helps you grow your network.

Since 2010, we have trained over 120 students. For 80% of them, the study program has brought a significant career change. We regularly post job offers to our Alumni network and some companies have started citing us in the job description they publish. The high quality of the DAS and MAS programs have been officially recognized by Swissethics, the Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals, Swiss Institute for Post-graduate and Continuous Medical Education (ISFM) and the Swiss Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. In 2015 we were chosen by the UniGE continuing education unit to renew their EDUQUA certification.


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    Studying Clinical Research with the University of Geneva - Swiss Style the Swiss Magazine for Leaders

    A featured article on the DAS in Management of Clinical Trials and the MAS in Drug Discovery and Clinical Developement has just been published in the Swiss Style Magazine...

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  • MAS/DAS special conference

    Nanotechnologies for the treatment of severe diseases

    A success story that brought cutting-edge technology from bench to bedside and stock exchange


    Prof Patrick Couvreur, Université Paris Sud

    14 November 2016 18:30 Campus Biotech


    Information and registration:

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  • Opening conference video

    Clinical trials: Three statistical traps for the unwary

    Prof Stephen Senn, Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics, Luxemburg Institute for Health

    Video from the 15 September 2016 DAS/MAS opening ceremony




Management of Clinical Trials



Drug Discovery and Clinical Development