Continuing education (CAS)
SUPSI offers continuing education programs in the field of development and cooperation for professional operators who, in the course of their life (life long learning), wish to attend refresher, development or specialization courses.

CAS in Development and Cooperation

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation has been launched at SUPSI in 2014, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The course aims at delivering knowledge and skills in the setting of developing projects. The main target student are involved in local NGOs, public and private institutes engaged in development issues as well as private interested individuals. The main requirement is a Bachelor degree or an equivalent experience (eligibility to be evaluated upon the presentation of a dossier).

CAS in Water Sanitation and Hygiene

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Water Sanitation and Hygiene for humanitarian and developing contexts has been launched in 2019 by the Swiss Consortium for Education and Research in WASH. This course is designed to empower practitioners with an understanding of the fundamental principles of the WASH sector and introduces students to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation services and improve hygiene behaviours. The course is strongly practice oriented.

CAS PAC - "Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones"

In a globalized world where the consequences of violence, war and discrimination have become an integral part of our lives, politics feeds on the anguish, marginalization and isolation that determine daily life. The CAS Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones offers the opportunity to open new spaces for reflection and action.
The CAS– organized by the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in collaboration with the Goethe Institute North Iraq and the Swiss Center of ITI (International Theatre Institute) – is aimed at professional artists from Europe and the Kurdish areas of Iraq and Syria who want to bring their performing arts practice to local and international conflict and crisis zones.