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Geneva is a Swiss city that lies at the southern tip of expansive Lake Geneva and is surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. Geneva is where the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross are located. Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16,500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university. It is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.


Quick Facts:

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
City Population: 194,458
University Population: 14,489
Climate: The climate of Geneva is temperate, humid continental climate with oceanic influence. Winters are mild and summers are pleasantly warm.
Nearest airport: Geneva International Airport
Website: www.unige.ch


Why choose the University of Geneva?

  1. The university is very international -at least 40% of the students come from foreign countries
  2. UNIGE is a member of the League of European Research Universities, the Coimbra Group and the European University Association
  3. UNIGE is home to six national research centers