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University


http://www.unige.ch/

University accreditation applies to courses from this institution

Description

The University of Geneva (official name in French Université de Genève) is a public research university. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin, as a theological seminary and law school. The university is the second-largest university in Switzerland by number of students. At least 40% of the students come from foreign countries.

The University of Geneva (official name in French Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin, as a theological seminary and law school.[1] 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.[2] Today, the university is the second-largest university in Switzerland by number of students.[3] In 2009, the University of Geneva celebrated the 450th anniversary of its founding.[4] At least 40% of the students come from foreign countries.

Courses 16

Location

Address

24 rue du Général-Dufour
Geneva
CH-1211
Switzerland (CH)

International department web address

Contact

Telephone:
+41 (0) 22379 71 11

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