University of Geneva

University of Geneva
Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1211 Genève
University of Geneva  

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.


Astronomy - Apr 17
A team of astronomers led by the UNIGE has discovered five new planets with periods of revolution between 15 and 40 years. It took 20 years of regular observations to achieve this result. Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution.
Business - Apr 16

UNIGE researchers have found that we are more confident in our decisions - and execute our choices more quickly - if we're chasing a reward..

Health - Mar 28

Researchers from UNIGE and UNIL demonstrate the efficacy of a well-known antibiotic in treating a particularly fatal form of breast cancer, offering hope for targeted therapy.

Life Sciences - Mar 20
Life Sciences

UNIGE researchers show that, for the brain, sounds and vibrations are ultimately quite similar. This would explain why vibrations are sometimes as unpleasant as noise pollution.

Environment - Feb 15

The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Health - Feb 13

UNIGE researchers demonstrate the ease of some human pancreatic cells to make insulin. In diabetes, this type of cell conversion could compensate for the loss or dysfunction of cells that naturally produce this hormone.

Life Sciences - Apr 15
Life Sciences

UNIGE researchers have found that bacteria can survive in the sediments of the Dead Sea at a depth of over 400 metres in spite of extreme conditions.

Life Sciences - Mar 26
Life Sciences

UNIGE researchers demonstrate that maternal and environmental control of seed dormancy is carried out through novel epigenetic mechanisms.

Life Sciences - Feb 27
Life Sciences

Researchers at UNIGE have successfully demonstrated that electroencephalography can be used to accurately study activity in the deep areas of the brain.

Life Sciences - Feb 14
Life Sciences

Which treatment(s) for which patient? Researchers from the universities of Geneva, Bern and Basel as well as from the HUG and Inselpital Bern performed systematic comparisons between the therapies available for neuroendocrine tumours in order to offer patients the most appropriate ones.

Physics - Feb 12

Swiss scientists have developed probes designed to reveal the physical forces inside living cells.

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