University of Geneva | Switzerland
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. UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes (including 129 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, 80 doctoral programmes) and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. It is the site of academic creativity and the transmission of knowledge. Many students have chosen the University because of its location in the heart of an international city and a university renowned for its high level of excellence. As most classes are taught in French a good command of the language is required. The academic year is divided into two semesters, beginning mid-September and ending mid-June.Many international rating bodies have ranked Geneva as a leader in scientific research, in particular in the fields of molecular biology, astrophysics, social sciences and economics.