Sociology at the University of Geneva

The Department of Sociology at the University of Geneva has a long tradition. Founded in the 19th century (in 1886) it’s one of the oldest departments of this discipline in the world. Many famous scholars taught sociology in Geneva, such as de Sismondi, Louis Warin, Jean Piaget or Roger Girod.

Today, the Department and the Institute of sociological research (ISR) count about 80 researchers and teachers and is the most important sociology school in Switzerland. The profile is more methodological than thematic orientated and has its strengths in the multiplicity of approaches and schools represented.

Research is another strength of the Department which has its own Institute (Institute of Sociological Research - ISR) and many grants and mandates at the international, national and local levels.