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University of Geneva

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)

About

History

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society. 

Education

UNIGE offers UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective. 

 

Research

To pursue the acquisition of fundamental knowledge through research. Where a research field may lead to practical spin-offs, the University supports the related applied research. The University is involved in most cutting-edge sectors and has been active in multi- and interdisciplinary research for several years

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
110 -2
2019
108 -10
2018
98
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
135 -5
2018
130
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
59 1
2017
60
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
88
2018
88
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

We provide different types of accommodation, such as individual bedrooms with access to communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, individual bedrooms in shared apartments for 2 to 7 people, and studio apartments, totalling 675 beds.

Library services

Yes, they have books, ebooks, articles or journal databases or you can even book a workspace.

ICT services

The IT research and teaching assistants (ARE-i) are students’ main points of contact for IT support. These students, who have undergone special training for their role, can be found in each faculty’s computer lab as well as the various libraries around campus.

Medical services

As an exchange student, you are eligible for health insurance at the price of CHF 80 per month.  Discounted insurance  is available for mobility students (partnership negotiated with UNIGE). You are nevertheless free to choose any health and accident insurance provider that is recognised in Switzerland.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Geneva has more than studies to offer! A rich sports and cultural activities programme awaits its students all year-long: more than 40 cultural activities and 80 types of sports (including camps and championships) are on offer.

Sports facilities

A rich sports and cultural activities programme awaits its students all year-long: more than 80 types of sports (including camps and championships) are on offer:

  • Aqua training
  • Aerobics
  • Aikido - Judo
  • Self-defense
  • Rowing
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boxing etc.

Student clubs

A long list of student associations means many more activities, networking and friendship opportunities await all students.

  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Archéologie Préhistorique et Anthropologie (AEAPA)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Français Langue Étrangère (AEFLE)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Histoire Économique et Sociale (AEHES)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Droit (AED)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Psychologie (ADEPSY)
  • Association des Étudiant-e-s en Traduction et Interprétation (AETI)
  • Association Latino-américaine de l’Université de Genève (ALMA)
  • Association Musulmane des Étudiant-e-s Universitaires de Genève (AMEUG)
  • Collectif Datcha
  • Club Genevois de Débat

Accreditation

The University of Geneva is accredited by the Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).

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