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By on September 14, 2018

University of Geneva


Rue Général-Dufour 24
1204 Geneva

+41 22 379 71 11

Official Focal Point
Monica Patry

Alternate Focal Point
Alexandre Hedjazi

Authority approving the partnership
Yves Flückiger, Professor, Rector



Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’500 students of more than 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

UNIGE offers UNIGE offers more than 500 programmes and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, law, etc. Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bioinformatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.

Just like the city of Geneva itself, the university enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education.

Suggested Collaboration Opportunities
– exchange of information
– exchange of expertise
– production of expertise
– internship opportunities
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Water
  • Social Inclusion
  • Sanitation
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Mobility
  • Land
  • Information and Monitoring
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Economy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development