Welcome to the Faculty of Science!

Sciences III Building

The Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva:

Some 2500 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, of whom 47% 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 Chemical Biology, one in mathematics and theoretical physics, « SwissMAP » and the last one in astronomy « PlanetS ». 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.