Welcome at European Graduate School,
The European Graduate School is located in Le Valais/ the Wallis, a bilingual region of Switzerland rich in vineyards and wine-making. EGS itself is like a vineyard: we plant seeds of learning, tend to the education of students carefully, observe each for healthy growth (helping to prune whatever is in the way), and encouraging the full development of every student's potential.
The students themselves take the harvest of their learning and make it into a vintage based on their own capacities, ready to go into the world and offer something of value. The wines of EGS have a unique bouquet, with an interdisciplinary and international flavor that brings the best of many countries and fields of learning together.
Above all, our faculty members, alumni, and students are distinguished by their creative excellence, building on old-traditions and adding new dimensions that are fit for the complexity of the world today. As they age and mature over time, as in a fermentation process, they grow deeper and more profound; they are now ready to proliferate and create new vineyards and vintages of their own.
The seeds of learning bear rich fruit. EGS is proud of our methods of cultivation and we welcome all those who would like to grow and flourish with us.
Paolo J. Knill, Dr. phil., Dr. h.c.
European Graduate School EGS, President, April 2009