The University of Geneva’s Faculty of Science is well-known for the excellence of its researchers and its contact with the world. After all, the European Union chose Geneva as one of the twelve founding members of the European League of top research universities! This deliberate orientation toward research has been rewarded by rankings which measure the impact of scientific publications, rankings that have placed Geneva among the top in the world for various disciplines.
Our contact with the world is reflected not only by the teaching body, but also by the students. In addition, the Faculty is involved in 30 European Union research programs.
State-of-the-art course programs:
2,000 students including more than 500 doctoral students.
An impressive list of achievements:
580 degrees given each year, including 120 doctoral degrees, in eight branches of study: astrophysics, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, pharmaceutical sciences and earth and environmental sciences.
High-quality instruction and supervision:
110 professors, 140 academic staff members, 500 assistants, 300 technical staff members and 90 administrative employees.
A budget that constitutes a genuine investment:
150 million francs, of which 75 million come from the Canton of Geneva, 25 million from federal subsidies and 50 million from research contracts. Each franc contributed by the Geneva taxpayer is matched by another franc coming from elsewhere.
The “pole position” in research:
Geneva leads Swiss institutions in the competition for contracts granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2004 and 2005.