Strategic partnerships

Since 2011, UNIGE's strategic partnerships contribute to better targeting institutional efforts in international collaboration.

Our strategic partnerships aim at reinforcing and deepening the University's relationships with a selected group of partner universities, while of course staying open to collaboration with other institutions. These relationships generate a larger volume of collaborative activities, facilitating the emergence and development of synergies.

UNIGE's strategic partnerships are selected on the following general criteria:

  • Comprehensive universities
  • Comparable reputation to UNIGE
  • Pre-existing formal or informal collaborations in several areas

  • Strategic nature of the partnership for both institutions
  • Geographic distribution

These partnerships foster developments in several domains, such as coordinated training programs (including distance training), joint research, and pooling of resources towards grants and fundraising.

A key objective of UNIGE's strategic partnerships is to highlight and develop pre-existing informal collaborations between the institutions. Members of the UNIGE academic community are welcome to inform the International Relations Office of ongoing activities with these universities in particular.

Calls for projects

Collaborative activities with UNIGE's strategic partners are supported among others by calls for projects for joint seed funding. You  will find below the next calls planned (as of Spring 2017, subject to change; unless otherwise indicated, calls are open to all academic areas):