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The UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA (French : Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva
Geneva
, Switzerland
Switzerland
. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin
John Calvin
as a theological seminary and law school . It remained focused on theology until the 17th century, when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship. In 1873, it dropped its religious affiliations and became officially secular. Today, the university is the third largest university in Switzerland
Switzerland
by number of students. In 2009, the University of Geneva
Geneva
celebrated the 450th anniversary of its founding. Almost 40% of the students come from foreign countries.

UNIGE has academic research and development programs in various fields that are represented through various faculties such as:

* Faculty of Sciences * Faculty of Medicine * Faculty of Humanities
Humanities
* Faculty Geneva
Geneva
School of Economics
Economics
and Management
Management
(GSEM) * Faculty Geneva
Geneva
School of Social Sciences
Social Sciences
(G3S) * Faculty of Law ( Geneva
Geneva
Law School) * Faculty of Protestant Theology
Theology
* Faculty of Psychology
Psychology
and Education * Faculty of Translation and Interpreting

The university holds and actively pursues teaching, research , and community service as its primary objectives. In 2016, it was ranked 53rd worldwide by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities , 89th by the QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
, and 131st in the TIMES Higher Education World University Ranking .

UNIGE is a member of the League of European Research Universities (including academic institutions such as Amsterdam, Cambridge, Heidelberg, Helsinki and Milan) the Coimbra Group
Coimbra Group
and the European University Association .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Location

* 2.1 Uni Bastions * 2.2 Uni Dufour * 2.3 Uni Mail

* 3 Organisation

* 3.1 Faculties

* 3.1.1 Interfaculty centers * 3.1.2 Associated institutions

* 3.2 Finances

* 4 Libraries and press

* 4.1 Libraries * 4.2 Press

* 5 Academics

* 5.1 Admission and fees * 5.2 Academic year * 5.3 Teaching and degrees * 5.4 International partnerships * 5.5 Research

* 5.6 Rankings

* 5.6.1 Global rankings * 5.6.2 Subject rankings * 5.6.3 Other rankings

* 6 Student body

* 7 Student life

* 7.1 Sports * 7.2 Associations

* 8 Alumni

* 8.1 Notable scholars * 8.2 Notable alumni

* 9 In fiction * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links

HISTORY

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LOCATION

The University of Geneva
Geneva
is located in several districts in the eastern part of the city and in the nearby city of Carouge
Carouge
(on the left bank of the Lake Léman and the Rhône ), and the different buildings are sometimes very distant from each other (the Battelle buildings are for instance more than three kilometers away from the Bastions). The oldest building (1559) is the Collège Calvin
Collège Calvin
, and is not anymore a university building. Lectures are given in six different main locations, Les Bastions, Uni Dufour, Sciences I, II and III, Uni Mail and Uni Pignon, Centre Médical Universitaire (CMU), and Battelle; as well as in other less important locations (for instance the Mathematics Section is located at the second and (partly) third and sixth storeys rented by the university in an office building in Carouge).

UNI BASTIONS

Uni Bastions

Built between 1868 and 1871, Uni Bastions is the symbol of Geneva's academic life. It is located in the middle of a park and is host to the faculty of Protestant Theology
Theology
and to the Faculty of Arts.

UNI DUFOUR

Its architecture was inspired by Le Corbusier. It hosts the Rectorat and the administration of the University. Uni Dufour

UNI MAIL

It is Switzerland's biggest building dedicated to social sciences. It currently hosts the Faculty of Law, of Economics
Economics
and Management, of Psychology
Psychology
and Education and the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting . Uni Mail

ORGANISATION

The University of Geneva
Geneva
is structured in various faculties and interfaculty centers which are representing teaching, research and service to society in the various disciplines.

FACULTIES

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The University is composed of nine faculties :

* Faculty of Sciences * Faculty of Medicine * Faculty of Humanities * Faculty Geneva
Geneva
School of Economics
Economics
and Management
Management
(GSEM) * Faculty Geneva
Geneva
School of Social Sciences
Social Sciences
(G3S) * Faculty of Law ( Geneva
Geneva
Law School) * Faculty of Theology * Faculty of Psychology
Psychology
and School of Education * Faculty of Translation and Interpreting

Interfaculty Centers

The university is composed of fourteen interfacultary centers. Amongst others:

* Institute for Reformation History (the Reformation ) * Computer Science
Science
Department (computer science ) * Institute for Environmental Sciences (energy policy ) * The Global Studies Institute * Interfaculty Center of Gerontology
Gerontology
(gerontology ) * Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (affective science )

Associated Institutions

The university has also several partnerships with the nearby institutions, where students at the university may take courses.

* Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) * Bossey Ecumenical Institute * Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-engineering * Swiss National Supercomputing Centre * Art-Law Centre * Center for Biomedical Imaging(CIBM) * University Centre of Legal Medicine (CURML) * The Institute for Work and Health (IST)

FINANCES

The University of Geneva
Geneva
had a budget of roughly 760 million CHF for the year 2016. It mostly comes from the cantonal subventions, the other notable contributors being the federal state and the tuition fees.

LIBRARIES AND PRESS

LIBRARIES

UNIGE's library facilities are spread across four sites.

Uni Arve is host to seven libraries: the Bibliothèque Ernst ">

The QS 2013 subject ranking placed the University of Geneva
Geneva
at the 21st place in the field of Pharmacy and at the 49th place in Philosophy. In every subject, the University was ranked in the world's top 200.

Other Rankings

In the 2013 QS ranking, the University was ranked 24th in world for most international faculty and 20th in the world for most international student body.

STUDENT BODY

In 2016, 16,530 students were studying at UNIGE, of whom 61% were female. 37% of the students were non-Swiss, originating from 151 countries. 4,449 teachers and collaborators, of whom 49% are female, are working for UNIGE.

STUDENT LIFE

SPORTS

The Bureau des sports organizes all the sports related activity at UNIGE. Free sports lessons are given everyday and it suffices to show one's student card to access. Other lessons organization with the university's partners demand a small fee. UNIGE is home to the Geneva university championships in basketball, indoor football, rowing, badminton, outdoor football. The university also sends teams to the Swiss university championship in badminton, indoor football, skiing, basketball, fencing, football, golf, ice-hockey, table tennis and volleyball. UNIGE also provides special schedules for students wishing to pursue their high level sporting career and to study at the same time.

ASSOCIATIONS

Alumni UNIGE is the alumni association of the University of Geneva, it offers a network of several thousand people to its members, as well as other advantages, such as discount prizes, special events, access to the official networking platform. Atout-lettres is the alumni association of the literature students of the University, founded in 1997. Its purpose is to prepare the professional insertion of the literature students, to establish links between literature student and the working world and to promote the formation given by the Faculté de Lettres.

ALUMNI

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
, UNIGE alumnus, Nobel Peace Prize in 2001

Over the course of its history, a sizeable number of UNIGE alumni have become notable in their fields, both academic, and in the wider world. Affiliates of the University of Geneva
Geneva
have won 10 Nobel prizes. Graduate alumni ( Martin Hairer and Vaughan Jones
Vaughan Jones
) have won 2 Fields Medals.

The University has hosted several Nobel laureates as students, researchers and/or professors: Norman Angell
Norman Angell
(1872–1967), Nobel Peace Prize 1933; Karl Gunnar Myrdal (1898–1987) Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 1974; Daniel Bovet
Daniel Bovet
(1907–1992), Nobel Prize in Medicine 1957; Niels Kaj Jerne (1911–1994), Nobel Prize in Medicine 1984; Maurice Allais
Maurice Allais
(1911–2010), Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 1988; Edmond H. Fischer
Edmond H. Fischer
(1920–), Nobel Prize in Medicine 1992; Martin Rodbell (1925–1998), Nobel Prize in Medicine 1994; Alan Jay Heeger (1936- ), Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000; Werner Arber
Werner Arber
(1929– ), Nobel Prize in Medicine 1978; Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
(1938– ), Nobel Peace Prize 2001.

It has also hosted or graduated three Fields medal laureates: Vaughan Jones (1952– ), Fields Medal
Fields Medal
laureate in 1990, Stanislav Smirnov (1970– ), Fields Medal
Fields Medal
laureate in 2010 and Martin Hairer (1975- ), Fields Medal
Fields Medal
laureate in 2014.

NOTABLE SCHOLARS

* Werner Arber
Werner Arber
(1929-) * Jonathan Barnes (1942-) * Roland Barthes
Roland Barthes
(1915–1980) * Samuel Baud-Bovy (1906–1986) * Yves Bonnefoy (1923-2016) * Raymond Boudon (1934-) * Jacques Bouveresse (1940-) * Bernard Bouvier (1861–1941) * Bertrand Bouvier (1929-) * François Bovon (1938-) * Michel Butor
Michel Butor
(1926-) * Edouard Claparède (1873–1940) * Georges Cottier
Georges Cottier
(1922-2016) * Gabriel Cramer
Gabriel Cramer
* Victoria Curzon-Price (1942-) * Waldemar Deonna (1880–1959) * Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (1949-) * Alfred Dufour (1933-) * Jean-Pierre Eckmann (1944-) * Pascal Engel (1954-) * Georges Favon (1843–1902) * Øystein Fischer (1942-2013) * Théodore Flournoy (1854–1920) * Bernard Gagnebin (1915–1998) * Orio Giarini (1936-) * Marcel Golay (1927-) * Jeanne Hersch (1910–2000) * Bärbel Inhelder (1913–1997) * Albert Jacquard (1925-) * Jean Kellerhals (1941-) * Hans Kelsen
Hans Kelsen
(1881–1973) * Stephan Klapproth (1958–) * Ulrich K. Laemmli * Jan-Erik Lane (1946-) * Michel Léonard (1949-) * Alain de Libera (1948-) * Giorgio Malinverni (1941-) * Michel Mayor (1942-) * Franklin Mendels (1943–1988) * Hans Morgenthau
Hans Morgenthau
(1904–1980) * Kevin Mulligan (1951-) * Robert Mundell
Robert Mundell
(1932-) * Joseph Nye
Joseph Nye
(1937-) * Douglass North
Douglass North
(1920-) * Carlo Ossola (1946-) * Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget
(1896–1980) * Jean Pictet (1914–2002) * Olivier Reverdin (1913–2000) * André Rey (1906–1965) * Gonzague de Reynold (1880–1970) * Georges de Rham (1903–1990) * Anik de Ribaupierre (1946-) * Denis de Rougemont (1906–1985) * Jean Rousset (1910–2002) * Ferdinand de Saussure
Ferdinand de Saussure
(1857–1913) * Klaus Scherer (1943-) * Klaus Schwab
Klaus Schwab
(1938-) * Jean de Serres (1540 - 1598) * Stanislav Smirnov
Stanislav Smirnov
(1970-) * Jean Starobinski (1920-) * Maurice Stroun (1926-) * George Steiner
George Steiner
(1929-) * Ernst Stueckelberg (1905-1984) * Carsten Peter Thiede (1952–2004) * Pierre Weiss
Pierre Weiss
(1952-) * Chaim Weizmann
Chaim Weizmann
(1874–1952) * Éric Werner (1940-) * Jean Ziegler (1934-)

NOTABLE ALUMNI

* Henri of Luxembourg
Henri of Luxembourg
(HEI) * Maria Teresa Mestre
Maria Teresa Mestre
* Astrid de Belgique (IUEE) * Joséphine-Charlotte de Belgique * Nora of Liechtenstein (HEI) * Elias Farah * Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia * Bonaya Adhi Godana * Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross * Sir Norman Angell
Norman Angell
* Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
(HEI) * Natalia Aszkenazy * José Manuel Durão Barroso
José Manuel Durão Barroso
(IUEE) * Ferdinand P. Beer * Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik
* Nicolas Bouvier * Micheline Calmy-Rey
Micheline Calmy-Rey
(HEI) * Antoine Alfred Désiré Carteret * Corinne Chaponnière * André Chavanne * Henry Chrouet * Ruth Dreifuss * Jacques Dubochet * Georges Favon * Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
* Claude Goretta * Christian Grobet * Martin Hairer * Jean Hoerni * Afet İnan * Sandra Kalniete (HEI) * Sophie Kanza * Lazare Kopelmanas * Zygmunt Krasiński
Zygmunt Krasiński
* Dominique Lévy * Gilles Marchand * Alain Morisod * Serge Moscovici * Placide Nicod * Claude Nicollier
Claude Nicollier
* Jean Pictet * Emma Pieczynska-Reichenbach * Claude Piron
Claude Piron
* Hans-Gert Pöttering
Hans-Gert Pöttering
* Darius Rochebin * Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah * Marco Solari * Manuel Tornare * Claude Torracinta * Gérard Zinsstag * Jürgen Wöhler * Ehsan Naraghi * Georg Seelig * Sigmund Widmer
Sigmund Widmer
* Tariq Ramadan
Tariq Ramadan
* Hani Ramadan * Elena Aprile * Françoise Buffat * Paul Dubrule * Anne Emery-Torracinta * Alexis Keller * Jean-Georges Lossier * Jan Marejko * Frank Martin * Enrique Moles Ormella * Pericle Patocchi * Guy Roberty * Riadh Sidaoui * Alain Tanner
Alain Tanner

IN FICTION

* James Bond
James Bond
briefly studied at the University of Geneva, as his creator, Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
did.

SEE ALSO

* List of early modern universities in Europe
List of early modern universities in Europe
* List of largest universities by enrollment in Switzerland
Switzerland
* International Academy of Sport Science
Science
and Technology (AISTS) * myScience.ch

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