About the University
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, is the second largest university in Switzerland.
UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 courses covering a wide range of fields: science, medicine and the humanities. Borders of excellence in research in the life sciences (including molecular biology, bio-informatics), elementary particle physics, and astrophysics. UNIGE He also hosts and co-hosts six national centers of competence in research: Frontiers in Genetics, Materials with Novel Electronic Properties (MaNEP), biological chemistry, Affective Sciences, Synaptic bases of mental illness and overcoming vulnerabilities LIVES – a course of life perspective.
Just like in Geneva bone, the University has enjoyed a strong international reputation, is the quality of her research (she is ranked among the top institutions in the League of European Research universities) and the excellence of his education. This praise has been part because of its strong relationship to institutions and organizations to the Geneva-based International such as the World Health Organization, the International Communications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.