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University of Geneva

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University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

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# =155QS World University Rankings

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About University of Geneva

From the time of its creation in 1559 by Jean Calvin, right up to the recent discovery by University astrophysicists of extrasolar planets, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has continued to grow and develop while maintaining its longstanding tradition of excellence with an international angle. The University of Geneva is  the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: teaching (classes are, in general, taught in French), research, and service to the wider community.

Faculties and focus

The UNIGE is composed of eight faculties:

  • Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Arts
  • Social Science and Economics
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • School of Translation and Interpretation


There also several interdisciplinary centers in areas such as informatics, neurosciences and environmental studies.

Having completed its transition to the "Bologna System" in 2007, UNIGE is now part of the European Space of Higher Education. It offers more than 340 types of degrees and more than 200 continuing education programs covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities.

UNIGE develops its priorities along six axes: life sciences (from gene to patient), physical sciences (from atoms to galaxies), neurosciences (from neuron to philosophy), historical sciences, environmental sciences and finance and society. UNIGE is host to three National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, Materials with Novel Electronic Properties (MaNEP) and Affective Sciences.

Through its participation in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), UNIGE stands out as one of the 20 best research universities in Europe. It is also a member of other international networks: the International Forum of Public Universities (FIUP), which brings together around twenty universities that are recognized within their country for the importance they give to research and their sound contribution to the development of society, and the Coimbra Group, an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities meeting high international standards and committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.

Collaboration with top organizations

UNIGE is active in the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and regularly collaborates with institutions such as the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), a European organization for research in astronomy, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the NASA. Moreover, it maintains a privileged connection with the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Based on its unique international presence in Europe, UNIGE has continuously strengthened its ties with the international and nongovernmental organizations established in Geneva, such as the United Nations Organization (UNO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

About University of Geneva

From the time of its creation in 1559 by Jean Calvin, right up to the recent discovery by University astrophysicists of extrasolar planets, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has continued to grow and develop while maintaining its longstanding tradition of excellence with an international angle. The University of Geneva is  the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: teaching (classes are, in general, taught in French), research, and service to the wider community.

Faculties and focus

The UNIGE is composed of eight faculties:

  • Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Arts
  • Social Science and Economics
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • School of Translation and Interpretation


There also several interdisciplinary centers in areas such as informatics, neurosciences and environmental studies.

Having completed its transition to the "Bologna System" in 2007, UNIGE is now part of the European Space of Higher Education. It offers more than 340 types of degrees and more than 200 continuing education programs covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities.

UNIGE develops its priorities along six axes: life sciences (from gene to patient), physical sciences (from atoms to galaxies), neurosciences (from neuron to philosophy), historical sciences, environmental sciences and finance and society. UNIGE is host to three National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, Materials with Novel Electronic Properties (MaNEP) and Affective Sciences.

Through its participation in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), UNIGE stands out as one of the 20 best research universities in Europe. It is also a member of other international networks: the International Forum of Public Universities (FIUP), which brings together around twenty universities that are recognized within their country for the importance they give to research and their sound contribution to the development of society, and the Coimbra Group, an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities meeting high international standards and committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.

Collaboration with top organizations

UNIGE is active in the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and regularly collaborates with institutions such as the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), a European organization for research in astronomy, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the NASA. Moreover, it maintains a privileged connection with the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Based on its unique international presence in Europe, UNIGE has continuously strengthened its ties with the international and nongovernmental organizations established in Geneva, such as the United Nations Organization (UNO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Available programs

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is the second largest university in Switzerland and is a public institution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It pursues three missions: teaching (Master’s degree programs are, in general, taught in French), research, and service to the wider community.

The UNIGE is composed of eight faculties:

  • Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Arts
  • Social Science and Economics
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • School of Translation and Interpretation

UNIGE is also home to several interdisciplinary centers (informatics, neurosciences and environment).

UNIGE completed its transition to the "Bologna System" in 2007, and is now part of the European Space of Higher Education. It offers more than 340 types of Master’s degrees and more than 200 Continuing Education programs covering an extremely wide variety of fields in the exact sciences, medicine and humanities. Excellence Master Fellowships are offered to students who graduated in the top 10% of their Bachelor’s degree programs.

Master’s degree programs include:

  • Dental Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Children’s Rights
  • Theology
  • Management
  • Statistics
  • Wealth Management
  • Economic Sciences


UNIGE is a member of League of European Research Universities (LERU), making it one of the 20 best research universities in Europe. It is also a member of other international networks including the International Forum of Public Universities (FIUP) and the Coimbra Group.

UNIGE also an active member European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and regularly collaborates with institutions such as the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), a European organization for research in astronomy, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the NASA. Moreover, it maintains a privileged connection with the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Based on its unique international presence in Europe, UNIGE has continuously strengthened its ties with the international and nongovernmental organizations established in Geneva, such as the United Nations Organization (UNO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Master

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17,079
48%
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6,984
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64%
1,814
40%
60%

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Rankings & ratings

University of Geneva is one of the top universities in Geneva, Switzerland. It is ranked #=155 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #74
  • 2014
    #=71
  • 2015
    #85
  • 2016
    #=89
  • 2017
    #=95
  • 2018
    #=98
  • 2019
    #108
  • 2020
    #110
  • 2021
    #106
  • 2022
    #=105
  • 2023
    #=125
  • 2024
    #128
  • 2025
    #=155

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