University of Geneva

The University of Geneva (FR-EN) comprises seven faculties (Law, Humanities, Medicine, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Science, Economic and Social Sciences, and Protestant Theology) and one college – the School of Translation & Interpretation.

The Environmental Sciences Institute (ISE)  is a new inter-faculty unit at the University of Geneva. The ISE was formally set up in March 2009 when the new cantonal Law governing the University came into force.
Two faculties – theFaculty of Economic & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science – are now involved in this new unit.

The Institute for Advanced International Studies & Development is a higher education and research establishment at the intersection of the fields of international relations and development studies.

The Specialist Higher Education Colleges (HES) comprise 24 specialized higher education colleges geared to practical subjects.

List of Swiss universities

Private Universities

Business & Management University

European University

IFM - Institut of Finance & Management

Internation University in Geneva

Open University

UBIS - University of Business and International Studies

UMEF University

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Webster University Geneva

Recognition of Swiss and foreign academic diplomas

The Federal Office for Vocational training & Technology (OFFT) offers information about the procedures and competent authorities for the international recognition of diplomas.

The Recognition Information Centre / Swiss ENIC provides information on the Swiss higher education system and those of other countries, together with the recognition of qualifications.

Swiss University continuing Education

To find out, find your way, get training, find grants for continuing education, to change your career track or choose a new career, visit the following organizations’ websites: 

Swiss portal for pupil and vocational orientation

Swiss university continuing training (Swissuni)



Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

UNIGE offers more than 280 types of degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields.