University of Geneva

Switzerland

Public

University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Public

February, May, September

Intakes

9:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

20.8%

Acceptance Rate

52:48

Male: Female Ratio

February, May, September

Intakes

9:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

20.8%

Acceptance Rate

52:48

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

In 2009, the University of Geneva celebrated its 450th anniversary. Jean Calvin was the driving force behind the founding of the Geneva Academy in 1559, the forerunner to today's university. The Academy was founded as a theological and humanist seminary dedicated to the preservation of Reform doctrine. Distinguished scholars found inspiration here during the Enlightenment, and new fields like physical and natural sciences, law, and philosophy were developed. The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has recognized the International University in Geneva as an independent higher education institution. The University of Geneva is ranked #105 in the QS Global World University Ranking 2022. The university is ranked in the bracket #251-300 in the category of graduate employability. The Times Higher Education positioned it at #197th in the World University Ranking 2022. University of Geneva is ranked #101 in Best Global Universities as per the US News and World Report.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of Geneva is spread out throughout numerous neighborhoods on the city's eastern outskirts, as well as in the neighboring city of Carouge, and the various buildings are often rather far apart (the Battelle buildings are for instance more than three kilometers away from the Bastions). It  is located in the heart of International Geneva, and their strategy is defined both locally, through internationalizing course offerings and maintaining close ties with IOs and NGOs based in Geneva, and globally, through partnerships and exchanges with other institutions and universities. UNIGE provides nearly 500 programs (136 Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, 87 doctoral programs) and 343 continuing education programs in a wide range of subjects, including exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, and more.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Life sciences (molecular biology, bioinformatics), elementary particle physics, and astrophysics are among the University of Geneva’s research domains of excellence. Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases, and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective are among the seven National Centers of Competence in Research hosted or co-hosted by UNIGE. The university is well-known for its educational prowess. The World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research have all praised the organization for its strong linkages to several national and international Geneva-based organizations.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 19,078 students, with women accounting for 62% of the total. There are nine faculties as well as thirteen interfaculty centers and institutes. The University of Geneva has a total workforce of 4,645 people from all over the world. It has 430 partner institutions in 73 countries, as well as 175 cooperative initiatives with world-class universities. With major international and non-governmental organizations, they have 15 partnership agreements. UNIGE Career Centre is the platform that connects students, young graduates, employers and private individuals through regular events and job offers. Some of the top recruiters of graduates are: UBS, Pictet Group, Credit Suisse,  Lombard Odier Group and RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse.

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International Students %

40%

International Students %

40%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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MA in Toxicologiea24 Months-
MSc in Geology24 Months-
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MSc in Biochemistry 24 Months-
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MA in Toxicologiea24 Months-
MSc in Geology24 Months-
MSc in Economics24 Months-
MSc in Biochemistry 24 Months-
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MA in Wealth Management24 Months-
MA in Gender Studies18 Months-
MA in Management18 Months-
MA in Statistics18 Months-
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At the beginning of each academic year, in September. It is not possible to start in the spring. The academic calendar will provide you with all the information.
At the beginning of each academic year, in September. It is not possible to start in the spring. The academic calendar will provide you with all the information.
The University of Geneva's House of Languages offers English courses tailored to the GSEM as well as support in French for non-French speakers.
The University of Geneva's House of Languages offers English courses tailored to the GSEM as well as support in French for non-French speakers.
By default, registration is for teaching in French; however, you can change the language by selecting "English" on the unige.ch portal during the teaching registration period. You will receive the statement in French if you are enrolled in a French course, but you can respond in English. If you are enrolled in an English course, you will receive the statement in English, but you may respond in French.
By default, registration is for teaching in French; however, you can change the language by selecting "English" on the unige.ch portal during the teaching registration period. You will receive the statement in French if you are enrolled in a French course, but you can respond in English. If you are enrolled in an English course, you will receive the statement in English, but you may respond in French.
The University of Geneva is ranked #105 in the QS Global World University Ranking 2022. The university is ranked in the bracket #251-300 in the category of graduate employability. The Times Higher Education positioned it at #197th in the World University Ranking 2022. University of Geneva is ranked #101 in Best Global Universities as per the US News and World Report. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
The University of Geneva is ranked #105 in the QS Global World University Ranking 2022. The university is ranked in the bracket #251-300 in the category of graduate employability. The Times Higher Education positioned it at #197th in the World University Ranking 2022. University of Geneva is ranked #101 in Best Global Universities as per the US News and World Report. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has recognized the International University in Geneva as an independent higher education institution.
The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has recognized the International University in Geneva as an independent higher education institution.

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