On behalf of Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies I should like to extend a very warm welcome to all who are thinking of studying with us. Hume aims to provide a friendly, open and accessible environment for graduate students from around the world, offering high-quality, innovative and thoughtfully designed programmes staffed by distinguished academic experts. We will focus on issues of contemporary relevance and concern, such as public health, refugees and migration, defence and security, education, and the logistics of supply chains, amongst others. Based in the beautiful Swiss lakeside city of Lausanne, with easy access to neighbouring France, Italy, Germany and Austria (and with Geneva airport near at hand), we will offer a mix of residential and online courses, of varying lengths, to suit the needs of our students. We aim to stretch your minds and expand your horizons to prepare you to cope with the challenges of today’s world. We look forward to welcoming you!