Welcome to Geneva!

Geneva - Pont des Bergues, by Xavier von Erlach

“Y en a point comme nous!” (There are none like us!). Like probably all nations on Earth, Swiss people are often convinced to live in a special (and God-blessed) country, the “land of milk and money”, as an irreverent Englishman wrote once. Apart from its gorgeous landscapes, Switzerland has many particular features, not always positive. As a new cohort of students arrives to spend some time here, we have selected books and films to introduce them to Switzerland and Geneva.

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Plagiarism – the capital sin in academia?

"Artist's signature", crossed, replaced by "mine"

Second-year master’s students are now toiling over their theses, which is hard enough in this beautiful weather. Some of them may also be burdened by a nagging doubt: what if I were suspected of plagiarism? Plagiarism can have severe consequences for the culprit and even ruin political careers years later. Here is what you should know about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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