Educational approach

ISS has a stimulating learning environment in a multicultural community of students and teachers.

  • Our students come from many different cultures and countries around the world, and typically have substantial relevant experience.
  • The Institute’s staff are drawn from around 30 countries from all over the world and are actively involved in research, institutional capacity building and advisory services.
  • Most teaching takes place in small groups (10-30 students), student/staff ratio is 13/1.


The multicultural community at ISS offers an excellent learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, in which students can gain from each other’s diverse experience. As a student at ISS, you will find that no single national perspective or ideology dominates and that you will be a part of a very special international community.

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