University of Geneva: Statistics



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#175 of 14,131 In the World
#58 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 23 In Switzerland
#1 of 2 In Geneva
#45 of 2,119 For Theoretical Physics
Top100 For 14 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Geneva is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Maturité/ baccalauréat) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; February - June)
Full time employee4,565
Student:staff ratio4:1

Research profile

University of Geneva is a world-class research university with 91,245 scientific papers published and 2,916,823 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, and Biochemistry.


University of Geneva majors

by publication & citation count

51,350 / 2,124,215
45,886 / 1,865,719
41,818 / 1,347,118
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
39,152 / 917,672
38,952 / 1,227,447
37,227 / 1,410,815
Computer Science
35,045 / 1,231,525
Quantum and Particle physics
29,310 / 948,153
Environmental Science
27,738 / 857,429
26,609 / 1,362,590
26,208 / 1,319,881
22,247 / 421,984
21,458 / 714,726
Organic Chemistry
21,359 / 766,822
Materials Science
19,253 / 558,540
15,843 / 502,811
15,584 / 627,941
Political Science
15,450 / 287,664
Geography and Cartography
14,492 / 377,360
13,580 / 404,811
13,112 / 276,975
12,347 / 338,675
12,317 / 438,000
12,031 / 394,382
11,879 / 470,514
11,428 / 236,751
Optical Engineering
11,143 / 412,805
11,123 / 346,551
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,328 / 286,746
10,031 / 231,906
9,530 / 221,851
Astrophysics and Astronomy
9,512 / 332,213
9,321 / 320,432
8,843 / 212,369
8,809 / 195,817
8,133 / 376,540
7,991 / 268,171
Metallurgical Engineering
6,762 / 247,227
Computer Vision
6,580 / 216,318
Nuclear Physics
6,012 / 208,084

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 629 10674
1992 604 11346
1993 660 11560
1994 769 12382
1995 771 12898
1996 873 14622
1997 983 16978
1998 982 20065
1999 967 22487
2000 1120 24716
2001 1102 27230
2002 1252 30413
2003 1307 33802
2004 1372 37686
2005 1469 42424
2006 4897 46451
2007 1800 53269
2008 1926 58124
2009 2303 66736
2010 2514 75377
2011 2645 85843
2012 3670 98634
2013 3107 108921
2014 3407 118763
2015 3503 126121
2016 4284 137571
2017 4064 145680
2018 4251 166795
2019 4356 183027
2020 5004 217198
2021 5520 245895
2022 5136 249313
2023 4696 253180
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Geneva.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Translation and Interpretation
Master Adult Education, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Central European Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, European Union Law, French, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Hispanic American Studies, History, Human Rights, International Law, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Russian, Social Sciences, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Teacher Training, Technology, Technology Education, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation
Doktorat/ Doctorat/ Dottorato Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Union Law, Finance, Fiscal Law, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, Home Economics, Human Rights, Journalism, Law, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurosciences, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Theology, Translation and Interpretation

University of Geneva alumni

  1. Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1908-1964 (aged 56)
    sailorprose writerwriterscreenwriterjournalist

    Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British writer, best known for his postwar James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst, and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing.

  2. Queen Rania of Jordan

    Queen Rania of Jordan
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    1970-.. (age 54)
    international forum participantqueen consort

    Rania Al Abdullah is Queen of Jordan, as the wife of King Abdullah II.

  3. Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    1938-2018 (aged 80)
    economistinternational forum participantpoliticiandiplomat

    Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.

  4. Karl Landsteiner

    Karl Landsteiner
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    1868-1943 (aged 75)

    Karl Landsteiner was an Austrian American biologist, physician, and immunologist. He emigrated with his family to New York in 1923 at the age of fifty five for professional opportunities, working for the Rockefeller Institute.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Geneva faculties and divisions

Centre : Affective Sciences Psychology
Centre : Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine Arts and Humanities, Ethics
Centre : Bioinformatics Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science
Centre : Computer Science Computer Science, Information Technology
Centre : Gerontology and Vulnerability Gerontology
Centre : History History
Centre : Neurosciences Neurosciences
Faculty : Humanities Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, Greek, Greek (Classical), History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Music, Musicology, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Portuguese, Prehistory, Russian, Slavic Languages, Spanish
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biology, Cell Biology, Community Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Genetics, Gerontology, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences Adult Education, Behavioural Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Psychology, Special Education
Faculty : Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics
Faculty : Social Science and Economics Business and Commerce, Economic History, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography (Human), International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Theology Protestant Theology, Religious Studies, Theology
Faculty : Translation and Interpretation Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Graduate School : International and Development Studies Development Studies, International Studies
Institute : Ecumenical Studies Bible, Theology
Institute : Environmental Sciences Environmental Studies
Institute : Genetics and Genomics Genetics
Institute : Global Studies European Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy
Institute : History of the Reformation History
Institute : Movement Sciences and Sports Medicine Sports Medicine
Institute : University Teacher Training Teacher Training
Research Division : Geneva Finance Finance
School : Economics and Management Economics, Management
School : French language and Civilization French, French Studies
School : Social Sciences Social Sciences

General information

Alternative names UNIGE
Université de Genève
Universität Genf

Location and contacts

Address 24 rue du Général-Dufour
Genève, 1211
City population 202,000

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