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The Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program

SWITZERLANDUniversity of Geneva



Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the father of the Protestant Reformation, the University of Geneva is ranked in the world top 100 universities:

Geneva's multicultural environment is reflected in the University of Geneva’s student body and its strong international relations policy. With more than 17’000 students of some 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

Ideally situated close to renowned Alpine ski slopes, not far from the Mediterranean Sea and anchored in the heart of Europe, Geneva offers the rare advantage of being a cosmopolitan city of a relatively small size.

Its privileged geographic location makes the City of Calvin a hive of rich exchanges. This cosmopolitan city, the population of which encompasses more than 180 nationalities, is known worldwide for its tolerance and its open mindset.

Geneva is home to more than 80 international organisations such as the UN, the WTO, the WHO and the ILO, plus some 250 NGOs and 170 permanent missions of foreign states.



Administrative contact


Claire Giordano


University of Geneva

International Affairs

Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40

CH – 1211 Genève 4

Tel + 41 22 379 89 73

Claire.Giordano @ unige.ch

Email (Claire.giordano @ unige.ch)