Universities in Geneva, Switzerland - Rankings & Reviews

Geneva
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5

Universities in Geneva

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20222

Students

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184000

Population

5 universities in Geneva are listed in 21 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 5 different subject specific rankings. 3 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 96 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Geneva, Switzerland

Oldest university in Geneva:
was founded in 1559
Largest university in Geneva:
with 17271 students
Nobel prize laureates:
Michel Mayor (University of Geneva, 2019)
 
Didier Queloz (University of Geneva, 2019)
 
Georges Charpak (CERN, 1992)
 
Jack Steinberger (CERN, 1988)
 
Carlo Rubbia (CERN, 1984)
 
Simon van der Meer (CERN, 1984)
 
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Geneva
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 2 universities from Geneva appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Linguistics). Includes 19 universities from Geneva.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities updated with University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva ranked highest among 4 listed universities in Geneva.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. in position #130.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Geneva

#1
Biological Sciences
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#18 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva
#2
Classics & Ancient History
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#27 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva
#3
Dentistry
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#3 
#29 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva
#4
Art & Design
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#2 
#51 
Geneva School of Art and Design | la Haute école d'art et de design - Genève
#5
Linguistics
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#2 
#79 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva
#6
Mechanical Engineering
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#3 
#401 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva
#7
Agriculture & Forestry
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#6 
#439 
University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva

Rankings of universities in Geneva, Switzerland 2021

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  • #6 
  • #149 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #106 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #189 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


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  • #161 
  • #162 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #293 
  • #544 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #662 
  • #4222 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

  • #15 
  • #1977 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

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Key Facts about Geneva

Population: 184000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Geneva, Geneva

Living costs for students in Geneva:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 125* (25% more expensive than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 115* (15% more expensive than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 110* (10% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.99 CHF
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type J
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva ranks #1 in Geneva in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Natural Sciences. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Social Studies & Humanities. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Medicine & Health. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

Geneva School of Art and Design | la Haute école d'art et de design - Genève is ranked best in Geneva for Arts Visual & Performing. See all rankings for the Geneva School of Art and Design | la Haute école d'art et de design - Genève.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Languages & Literature. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Engineering. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva is ranked best in Geneva for Agriculture. See all rankings for the University of Geneva, HEC - University of Geneva.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Urap

Us News

Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%