Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva is Switzerland's second largest university and and stands out as one of the 100 best universities in the world.
The University of Geneva is on the cutting edge of basic and experimental sciences, stays informed about the needs and challenges of the society, and provides a space for discovery in which the present is examined while the future is built.
Students at the University of Geneva can take advantage of an infrastructure that is regularly praised for its excellence. Ranked by international surveys among the best European universities, the UNIGE offers a range of programmes unique.
A unique setting
Students in Geneva enjoy a unique setting. Rated third-highest in international surveys in terms of quality of life (Mercer Human Ressources Consulting 2010), the city of Calvin is only a few hours by train from the major European capitals.
Geneva is also host to European headquarters of the United Nations (UN) and the world headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as well as multinationals.
The UNIGE at a glance
- 16'000 students
- 5'200 employees
- 250 continuing education programmes
- 3'800 diplomas awarded
- 31 Bachelor's degrees
- 79 Master's degrees
- 78 Doctoral degrees