Welcome to the Faculty of Science!

Sciences III Building

The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva:

Some 2000 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, of whom 48% are women, attend more than 400 courses, seminars, and lab sessions in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and astrophysics, mathematics, pharmaceutical sciences, and earth and environmental sciences.

Considered among the best in the world according to international rankings. The Faculty houses three National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs): one in biology, « Frontiers in Genetics », one in physics, « Materials with Novel Electronic Properties-MaNEP » and the other in chemistry « Chemical Biology – Visualisation and Control of Biological Processes Using Chemistry ». Geneva is the institute of higher learning which, for a number of years now, has received the most grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, grants which are distributed based on competitions.

The Faculty is internationally recognized for its excellence in research, and our many graduate and post-graduate students help to ensure top-quality teaching in the most advanced fields and in an international environment. These characteristics also benefit undergraduate students, who receive high-quality and personalized supervision from educators in the forefront of their field who share with their undergrads indispensable basic knowledge and skills, their enthusiasm for research and an awareness of the scientific challenges of the present and the future.