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University of Geneva (UNIGE)
Address: 
24, rue du Général-Dufour
Genève 1204
Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 379 77 17
Fax: +41 22 379 77 29

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, 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 more than 290 types of degrees and more than 280 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, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to six National Centres of Competence in Research: PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, 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. This acclaim has been won in part due to its strong ties to many national and international Geneva-based organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Databases: 

MOOC In the footsteps of Zika… approaching the unknown

This MOOC has been produced by Université de Genève (www.unige.ch), Institut Pasteur (www.pasteur.fr), Université Paris Descartes (www.parisdescartes.fr) and Centre Virchow-Villermé (virchowvillerme.eu).

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE)

Global warming, globalization, sustainable development, urbanism, energy issues, migration, pollution, etc.: environment within.

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

07. affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Certificate of Advanced Studies - Développement durable

Des compétences nouvelles pour des enjeux opérationnels

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Centre for Continuing and Distance Education - UNIGE

Our ambition is to serve your highest aspirations: learning, creating, exploring and innovating.

01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

07. affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

14. life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) - Droits de l'homme

Des compétences pour aborder les droits fondamentaux dans un monde interculturel et globalisé.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

RAFT Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine

Continuing education of healthcare professionals and access to specialized advice are keys to improve the quality, efficiency and accessibility of health system.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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