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Students From Around the World visit WIPO

December 14, 2023

Two groups of students from the WIPO Academy's Joint Master's Programs with IE University in Spain, and Tongji University in China visited  WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from November 21 to 23, 2023, as part of their learning journey.

Students from the WIPO Academy's Joint Master's Programs with IE University and Tongji University during a study visit to WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2023.
Students from the WIPO Academy's Joint Master's Programs with IE University and Tongji University during a study visit to WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2023. (Image: WIPO/ Borlant)

Twenty-nine students from more than 10 counties across both the programs had the unique opportunity to get a deeper insight and understanding into WIPO's work and learn about the latest developments in intellectual property (IP) from WIPO experts.

The students also had the chance to network and explore career opportunities available at WIPO, such as the Young Experts Program and internship opportunities. At the end of the study visit, the students used the WIPO Knowledge Center to further their research.

Which topics were covered during the joint study visit?

Through practical and interactive lectures, the students learned about WIPO's pioneering initiatives such as the Global Innovation Index and WIPO Green.

WIPO experts also addressed key IP topic areas during the study visit that demonstrate the linkages between IP and public policy issues such as:

  • IP finance and valuation;
  • IP and new technologies;
  • IP and global challenges; and
  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

The study visits coincided with the WIPO-WTO Colloquium of Teachers of IP, so the students could benefit from the discussions on IP covered in that program and interact with leading IP teachers from universities worldwide.

What are our students saying?

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"Embarking on this experience was not only incredibly enjoyable but also eye-opening. The different activities provided me with valuable insights into field of international intellectual property (IP), sharing diverse professional experiences that made learning both enriching and entertaining. This exposure has not only deepened my understanding but has also kindled a genuine interest in pursuing a career in IP, with a particular focus on contributing to the field within the esteemed WIPO community." – Pablo Saez Merino, WIPO-IE University LL.M. in IP and Technology Law


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“Gratitude is the emotion that runs through me as I was able to visit the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Headquarters after completing the WIPO-Tongji Master’s Degree Program in Intellectual Property. I am grateful that we can meditate on scientific research in such a stable environment and learn from experts and professors from all over the world. During the study visit, I was fortunate enough to broaden my knowledge through the lectures by experts from different countries, while also learning about new career opportunities. This experience expanded the possibilities in my life, motivating my dedication to my studies and beyond.” – Liu Jiaxin (刘佳欣), WIPO-Tongji University Master’s Degree in IP with a specialization in Industrial Property

Do you want to be part of the next cohort of graduates?

Applications are now open for the next editions of the WIPO Academy's Joint Master's Programs in IP, jointly offered with prestigious universities around the world such as IE University in Spain and Tongji University in China. Registration details for each program are available on the on the WIPO Academy website.

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