30 Notable alumni of
University of Neuchatel

The University of Neuchatel is 1553rd in the world, 519th in Europe, and 12th in Switzerland by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from the University of Neuchatel sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jean Piaget

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    Jean Piaget
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1896-1980 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    psychologistzoologistlogicianphilosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist known for his work on child development. Piaget's theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

  2. Mohammad Mosaddegh

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    Mohammad Mosaddegh
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    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1880-1967 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatwriter
    Biography

    Mohammad Mosaddegh was an Iranian politician who served as the 35th Prime Minister of Iran, holding office from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état orchestrated by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and the United Kingdom's MI6.

  3. Alain Berset

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    Alain Berset
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Alain Berset is a Swiss politician who has served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council since 2012. A member of the Social Democratic Party (SP/PS), he has headed the Federal Department of Home Affairs since his inauguration.

  4. Didier Burkhalter

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    Didier Burkhalter
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Didier Eric Burkhalter is a Swiss politician who served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council from 2009 to 2017. A member of FDP.The Liberals, he was President of the Swiss Confederation in 2014.

  5. Ünal Aysal

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    Ünal Aysal
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ünal Aysal is a Turkish businessman. He was the chairman of Galatasaray S.K..

  6. Denis de Rougemont

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    Denis de Rougemont
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1906-1985 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    writerphilosopheressayisttranslatoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Denys Louis de Rougemont, known as Denis de Rougemont (French: [dəni də ʁuʒmɔ̃]), was a Swiss writer and cultural theorist who wrote in French. One of the non-conformists of the 1930s, he addressed the perils of totalitarianism from a Christian point of view. After the Second World War, he promoted European federalism.

  7. Saeed Nafisi

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    Saeed Nafisi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1896-1966 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    translatorhistorianliterarypoetwriter
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    Saeed Nafisi was an Iranian scholar, fiction writer and poet. He was a prolific writer in Persian.

  8. Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau

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    Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1869-1928 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjurist
    Biography

    Ulrich Karl Christian Graf von Brockdorff-Rantzau was a German diplomat who became the first Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic. In that capacity, he led the German delegation at the Paris Peace Conference but resigned over the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. He was also the German ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1928.

  9. Dick Marty

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    Dick Marty
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Neuchatel
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjuristprosecutor
    Biography

    Dick Marty is a Swiss politician (FDP.The Liberals) and former state prosecutor of the canton of Ticino. He is a former member of the Swiss Council of States (from 1995 to 2011) and of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

  10. Alison Wolf

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    Alison Wolf
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherlife peer
    Biography

    Alison Margaret Wolf, Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, is a British economist, academic, and life peer. She is the Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King's College London; Director of the International Centre for University Policy Research, King's Policy Institute; and Director of the university's MSc programme in Public Sector Policy and Management. Her latest book is The XX Factor (published by Crown Books in the US and Profile Books in the UK).

  11. Emma Twigg

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    Emma Twigg
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    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Emma Twigg is a New Zealand rower. A single sculler, she was the 2014 world champion and is set to compete in her fourth Olympics in Tokyo in July 2021. Previous Olympic appearances were in 2008 (ninth place), 2012 (fourth place), and 2016 (fourth place). She has retired from rowing twice, first for master-level studies in Europe in 2015 and then after the 2016 Olympics, disappointed at having narrowly missed an Olympic medal for the second time. After two years off the water, she started training again in 2018 and won silver at the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Since her marriage in 2020, she has become an outspoken advocate for LGBT athletes.

  12. Frédéric Louis Godet

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    Frédéric Louis Godet
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1812-1900 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Frédéric Louis Godet was a Swiss Protestant theologian.

  13. Anne-Lise Grobéty

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    Anne-Lise Grobéty
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1949-2010 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    writernovelistjournalistpoet
    Biography

    Anne-Lise Grobéty was a French-language Swiss journalist and an author of short stories, poetry and radio plays.

  14. Raphaël Comte

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    Raphaël Comte
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Raphaël Comte is a Swiss lawyer and politician. He has served as a member of the Council of States from 1 March 2010 to 1 December 2019, and was its president from 2015 to 2016.

  15. Henri-Alexandre Junod

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    Henri-Alexandre Junod
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1863-1934 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    theologianentomologistanthropologistlinguistmissionary
    Biography

    Henri-Alexandre Junod was a Swiss-born South African missionary, ethnographer, anthropologist, linguist and naturalist, stationed for much of his career at Shiluvane Mission Station outside Tzaneen in Limpopo Province. He received an early training in Protestant ministry at Neuchâtel, Basel and Berlin. He was one of the founding members of the Lemana Training College at Njhakanjhaka village near the Township of Waterval at Elim in 1906. Together with Reverend Creux of Valdezia Mission Station, he codified the language of the Tsonga people, which they called 'Thonga', but later renamed Xitsonga. Together with a group of Swiss Missionaries, such as Georges Liengme, he helped in the establishment of Elim Hospital in 1899.

  16. Robert Comtesse

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    Robert Comtesse
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1847-1922 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Robert Comtesse was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912).

  17. Jamie McGrigor

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    Jamie McGrigor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sir James Angus Rhoderick Neil McGrigor, 6th Baronet is a Scottish Conservative Party politician, who is a councillor in Argyll and Bute. He had previously been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Highlands and Islands region from 1999 until 2016.

  18. Huang Jiqing

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    Huang Jiqing
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1904-1995 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    geologist
    Biography

    Huang Jiqing, also known by his courtesy name Huang Degan (Chinese: 黄德淦; Te-Kan Huang), was a Chinese geologist. He was born March 30, 1904 in Renshou, Sichuan to an intellectual family. In 1928 he obtained his bachelor's degree at Peking University, and in 1935 he got his PhD at University of Neuchâtel, Swiss. After returning to China he taught at National Central University and Peking University, and served as director of the National Geological Survey, president of the Geological Society of China, director of the Southwest Geological Bureau, deputy director of the Academic Division of Earth Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, deputy president of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. In 1980 Huang received an honorary doctorate from the ETH Zurich, and in 1985 he was elected as an honorary member of Geological Society of America.

  19. René M. Stulz

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    René M. Stulz
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    René M. Stulz is a professor of finance at the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught at a variety of universities including the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, Northwestern University, and the University of Southern California. He has published over 100 articles in finance and economic journals on topics ranging from corporate finance, corporate governance, asset pricing, financial institutions, and risk management, which have been cited over 47,000 times. He served as editor of the Journal of Financial Economics from 1982 to 1987 and the Journal of Finance from 1988 to 2000.

  20. Philippe Lazzarini

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    Philippe Lazzarini
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Neuchatel
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in economics
    Occupations
    economistadministrator
    Biography

    Philippe Lazzarini is a national of Switzerland and Italy who has been serving as Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) since 2020.

  21. Mimi Khalvati

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    Mimi Khalvati
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian-born British poet.

  22. Avrahm Yarmolinsky

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    Avrahm Yarmolinsky
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1890-1975 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    historianliterary criticjournalisttranslator
    Biography

    Avrahm Yarmolinsky was an author, translator, and the husband of Babette Deutsch.

  23. Robert Forrest Burgess

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    Robert Forrest Burgess
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Robert Forrest Burgess is an American author of non-fiction adventure books, as well as sport fishing and scuba diving magazine articles. His photographs illustrate his material.

  24. Mireille Grosjean

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    Mireille Grosjean
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    teacherEsperantist
    Biography

    Mireille Grosjean is a Swiss Esperantist, co-president (with Dietrich Michael Weidmann) of the Swiss-Esperanto Society (SES), and president of the International League of Esperanto Teachers (ILEI). Her native language is French.

  25. Eugénie Droz

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    Eugénie Droz
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1893-1976 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Neuchatel
    In 1935 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    publisherhistorian
    Biography

    Eugénie Droz was a Swiss romance scholar, editor publisher and writer, originally from the Suisse Romande. She created the Librairie Droz, a publisher and seller of academic books, at Paris in 1924, moving the business to Geneva at the end of the war.

  26. Alain M. Robert

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    Alain M. Robert
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Alain M. Robert is Honorary Professor at University of Neuchâtel. Robert received his PhD from the University of Neuchâtel in 1967, where he studied under Roger Bader. His dissertation Quelques Questions d'Espaces Vectoriels Topologiques concerned topological vector spaces.

  27. Catherine Gfeller

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    Catherine Gfeller
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Catherine Gfeller is a Swiss artist. She currently lives and works in Paris and Southern France after having lived in New York from 1995 to 1999.

  28. Naima Sahlbom

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    Naima Sahlbom
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1871-1957 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    chemistpeace activist
    Biography

    Naima Sahlbom was a Swedish chemist, mineralogist, and peace activist. She is considered to be one of Sweden's most notable women chemists of the late 19th and early 20th century.

  29. Jörg De Bernardi

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    Jörg De Bernardi
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jörg De Bernardi is a Swiss diplomat and politician. He held the office of Vice-Chancellor of Switzerland between August 2016 and December 2018, in charge of the Federal Council's affairs.

  30. Paul Besson

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    Paul Besson
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1848-1932 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the University of Neuchatel
    Studied in 1868
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Paul-Henri Besson was a Swiss Baptist missionary, biblical scholar, linguist, writer and historian. Paul Besson is considered the initiator of the Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina. He is known for his translation of the New Testament, the first in all of Latin America, from koine Greek into Spanish. Besson was recognized by the entire Argentine Protestant movement.