Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of the largest universities in Switzerland. It enjoys an outstanding international reputation and actively reaches out to the world.
UNIGE is distinguished by its intellectual heritage and humanistic tradition together with the versatile nature of its teaching and research, which aims for excellence in every field that the university chooses to invest in.
The University of Geneva willingly embraces its leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the community that funds it. Accordingly, UNIGE is heavily committed to open dialogue with the region and city. It enthusiastically promotes creating structures that bridge the world of basic and applied research and the local economy. Exchanges with the local community are also based on founding areas of research devoted to key issues for developing society or providing academic expertise.