University of Geneva

University of Geneva
Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1211 Genève
University of Geneva  
Location: Geneva
Affiliation: swissuniversities

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is an institution devoted to research, teaching and dialogue. It is the site of academic creativity and the transmission of knowledge.

Since its foundation in 1559 the University of Geneva has developed ever higher ethical standards and steadily increased in quality and the will to innovation. Today it is one of Europe’s leading universities.

The University of Geneva also shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition. Its desire to expand its collaboration with partner institutions and broaden its appeal to researchers and students from around the world has made the University of Geneva a "globalised university", a meeting place for academic disciplines and various cultures, and a forum for ideas.


Health - Jun 17
Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that the development of the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for memory and emotions, is severely impacted in adolescence following the onset of the first psychotic symptoms. Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia.
Health - Jun 13

By identifying the genetic causes of susceptibility to endocrine disruptors, researchers from UNIGE and the HUG highlight a fundamental inequity towards the toxicity induced by these products that are found everywhere in our environment.

Life Sciences - Jun 7
Life Sciences

By deciphering the neural mechanisms involved in food consumption, UNIGE scientists demonstrate the importance of social interactions when choosing food and, more broadly, when adapting to the environment.

Environment - Jun 5

An international team of researchers has combined demographic projections and climate scenarios across Africa for the first time.

Innovation - Jun 12

Researchers at UNIGE have designed a box that allows users to log on to a learning platform without an internet connection or electricity supply.

Environment - Jun 6

UNEP/GRID-Geneva, the universities of Geneva and Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research join forces for the continuous monitoring of Switzerland from space using the Swiss Data Cube.

Pedagogy - Jun 4

Researchers from UNIGE have shown that children lose their motivation to participate in physical activities in PE classes at school from the age of nine.

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