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University of Geneva

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Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to six National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, Materials with Novel Electronic Properties (MaNEP), Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective. Just like the city of Geneva itself, the university enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education. This acclaim has been won in part due to its strong ties to many national and international Geneva-based organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Country Switzerland
School name University of Geneva
City Geneva
Degree Bachelor, Maser, PhD
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Psychology and Learning Sciences
Faculty of Translation and Interpretation
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, including Business
Faculty of Law (Geneva Law School)
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Psychology and Education
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English/French
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1559
The number of students (Undergraduate) N/A
The number of students (Graduate) N/A
Test required for admission Test, language proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 69
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 71
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 124
Address Quai Ernest Ansermet 30 1211 Geneva 4
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