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.


Life Sciences - Oct 2
Life Sciences
Researchers have observed that elephants regulate their body heat through their skin, which cracks into deep cracks, absorbing a maximum water. An intricate network of minuscule crevices adorns the skin surface of the African bush elephant. By retaining water and mud, these micrometer-wide channels greatly help elephants in regulating their body temperature and protecting their skin against parasites and intense solar radiation.
Life Sciences - Feb 5, 2014

Version française Under the direction of Professor Stylianos Antonarakis, a research team from the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gen

Life Sciences - Nov 28, 2011
Life Sciences

Explaining the diversity of leg shapes in the animal kingdom and hereditary defects in finger - Scientists have discovered a genetic mechanism that defines the shape of our members in which, surprisingly, genes play only a secondary role.

Administration - Oct 9

Nommé vice-recteur, Stéphane Berthet prendra ses fonctions le 1er novembre 2018. Actuellement secrétaire général de l'UNIGE, il est le premier membre du corps administratif et technique à rejoindre le rectorat.

Medicine - Feb 4, 2014

A research team developed a computer programme to identify mutations causing certain genetic diseases by analysing the genome sequencing data.

Physics - Oct 17

Des chercheurs de l'UNIGE ont mis au point une technologie qui perce les nuages pour permettre le passage d'informations transmises par laser depuis  un satellite.

Event - Oct 8

Le Dies academicus de l'Université de Genève (UNIGE), placé cette année sous le signe de l'engagement, se déroulera le vendredi 12 octobre à 10h00 à Uni Dufour, en présence des autorités politiques et académiques.

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