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Geological and climate related risk (CERG-C)

Diplôme / certificat de l’institution de formation

Université de Genève (UNIGE)

Lieu de formation

Genève (GE)

Langue d'enseignement


Type de formation

Formation continue: formations longues - Hautes écoles universitaires HEU

Modalités temporelles

À plein temps

Thèmes de formation

Nature, sciences naturelles

Filières d'études

Sciences naturelles interdisciplinaires


Mise à jour 15.02.2021


Description de la formation

The basic teaching is held at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. The training is made up of two parts: an intensive 7 weeks of lectures (including field immersion) and 2 weeks of validation, plus a personal dissertation based on a research or on an internship within national or international organizations.

5 thematic modules:

  • Risk management
  • Volcanic risk
  • Seismic risk
  • Terrain instabilities
  • Flood and climate related risk

+ Memoire

The final project can consist of a comprehensive Mémoire describing a specific geological risk, including data processing and analyses and application of management strategies.


  • To educate participants on how to incorporate risk science into everyday reality in an attempt to reduce losses to an acceptable level.
  • To train participants on how to communicate effectively with government agencies, media, public and private sectors before, during and after natural hazard events.


Conditions d’admission

Master degree or a diploma of 5 years in various fields of Earth Sciences (i.e. Geology, Geography and Geotechnics), Civil Engineering, Land planning or other fields with relevant professional experience.

Lien sur l'admission


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  • Diplôme / certificat de l’institution de formation

Specialization certificate for the Assesment and management geological and climate related risk, 30 ECTS.

Infos pratiques

Lieu / adresse

  • Genève (GE)

Déroulement temporel

Début des cours

April, each year

Durée de la formation

3 months

Modalités temporelles

  • À plein temps

Langue d’enseignement

  • anglais


Renseignements / contact

Coordination CERG-C
Section des Sciences de la terre et de l'Environnement
Université de Genève
Rue des Maraîchers 13
CH-1205 Geneve
Bureau 105, 1er étage
Tél. +41 22 379 66 02