University of Geneva UNIGE (Founder)
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin and Théodore de Bèze, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is now the second largest "Haute Ecole" in Switzerland and is ranked among the 100 best universities in the world. The jewel in Calvin's city, the institution benefits from a privileged international reputation and its opening to the world is growing. UNIGE welcomes more than 16,000 students every year in its nine faculties, covering the primary fields of science, medicine, arts, economy, management, social sciences, law, theology, psychology, educational sciences, translation and interpretation. UNIGE pursues three goals: teaching, research and service to the city. UNIGE has been, among other things, a member of the European League of Research Universities (LERU) since 2002.