A key player in the region’s digital revolution, the University of Geneva is a pioneer in the integration of digital technology across its fields of teaching and research.
It is currently 59th in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Over 17,000 students (37% of which are from overseas) pursue their academic careers in one of the nine faculties.
The faculties of medicine and science are the univerity’s leading departments in terms of budget and number of staff.
Jean Calvin, theologian and leader of the Protestant reform in Geneva, conceived the Académie de Genève in 1559 as a theological and humanistic seminary. The 19th century saw the academy shed its ecclesiastic allegiance and upon the creation of a Faculty of medicine in 1873, it became a university.