University of Geneva

The University of Geneva translates into French as Université de Genève and is located in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland. Its acronym is UNIGE. It has over 14,000 students earning credits in fields including Administration, Astronomy, English, History, Law, Physics, Politics, Religion, and Sociology.

The school was founded by John Calvin in 1559 and was a law school and theological seminary. In 1873, it became a secular university. As the second-largest college found in Switzerland, it is most well-known for its research and academic programs dealing with international relations. 

The University of Geneva has played an important role in the history of Switzerland and the world. It has produced many notable alumni, including philosophers, writers, scientists, and politicians. The University of Geneva continues to be a center for excellence in education and research.

Based on the QS World University Rankings of 2023, University of Geneva is positioned as the #125 top university in the world, which makes it the #5 top university in Switzerland. The university's global rank decreased by 20 points from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #6
University Name University of Geneva
Name in Local Language Université de Genève
Acronym UNIGE
Year Established 1559


Address 24, Rue du Général-Dufour, Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
Phone +41 22 379 71 11
Fax +41 22 379 11 34
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