Information for students

The SDC, Alliance Sud and other institutions provide information and materials for students working on a bachelor's or master's thesis on international cooperation.

SDC website

A variety of information and materials are available on the SDC's website.

  • Portrait: The SDC in brief
  • Magazines, brochures, books and other documentation on international cooperation: Order or download
  • The SDC magazine "Un seul monde" (One World): Subscribe free of charge
  • The SDC's Information Management section: Students may consult the collection for research purposes if they can demonstrate that they have not found the materials they are looking for in public libraries and documentation centres. Please submit a written request to visit the collection, indicating your reasons, to:
    Visits by appointment only.

Institutions and catalogues

Further information on international cooperation can be obtained from the following institutions and in the catalogues listed below:

  • Alexandria Library Network (libraries and documentation centres within and outside the Federal Administration): Alexandria Library Network
  • Public libraries of universities and higher education institutions: Swiss Libraries
  • Bern University of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Bern): media library and media education (de)
  • Network of Swiss Development Documentation Centres (NEDS): NEDS
  • Library of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID): Library
  • SDC holdings at the Graduate Institute: SDC Deposit Library
  • Post-graduate programmes and courses in international development and cooperation NADEL


Alliance Sud

The public documentation centre of Alliance Sud is a development-policy umbrella organisation composed of the six major Swiss aid agencies which provides information on development cooperation in general and on specific countries, regions and topics such as tourism, development and child labour.

Alliance Sud InfoDoc

The Alliance Sud multimedia portal provides a range of multimedia content such as podcasts, infographics, photos and blogs.

Alliance Sud multimedia portal (fr,de)
Alliance Sud

These services are free of charge.


Further information