The Academy shed its ecclesiastical vocation during the political and social upheavals of the 19th century and, following the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine in 1873, it became a university. Contemporary researchers continue to open up new frontiers of knowledge such as the discovery of exoplanets or superconducting materials.
UNIGE offers more than 290 types of degrees and more than 280 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. 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: PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.
Due to its high level standards in research and its many disciplines, the UNIGE is ranked among the best three generalist French-speaker universities and among the 150 best universities in 20’000 worldwide universities. Research projects cover more than one hundred topics, from exact sciences, natural and medical sciences to social sciences and humanities. Every year this leads to fruitful results such as 3'300 publications.Therefore, the UNIGE research strengths are life sciences (genetics, molecular and chemical biology, bioinformatics), physics and chemistry, astrophysics and also some specific fields in social sciences and humanities.
Your mail will be slipped into your mailbox every morning except on weekends.To avoid confusion during distribution, it is essential that your address be fully written, according to the template you can find in the Cité's Regulations and rental procedures.In case of absence (internship, vacation, etc.) you can ask for your mail to be kept at the Cité (maximum 2 months).
The University of Geneva offers the possibility for future students, and throughout the year, to visit their campus. A student of the Faculty your are interested in, will welcome and accompany you during a half-day tour to discover the key elements of student life and answer your questions. For classes accompanied by their teachers, the University of Geneva offers a tour of the main buildings of the urban campus and a presentation of its brances, for half a day. If you want to extend your visit, we can also arrange a meeting at PhysiScope and / or Chimiscope of the University of Geneva, to immerse you in the heart of science.
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