Michael Hengartner and Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva

Partnership with the University of Geneva

Even closer cooperation since 2017

In 2017, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and UZH entered into a strategic partnership agreement. The largest comprehensive universities in the German and French-speaking parts of Switzerland have long maintained close links in research, teaching and student exchange. The aim of this partnership is to foster and intensify these links and strengthen the visibility and outreach of both institutions within Switzerland and abroad.

Research, teaching and communication

UNIGE and UZH have established a funding scheme for joint research, teaching and outreach to facilitate cooperation within the strategic partnership. The funding enables teaching staff and researchers to step up collaboration by supporting the development of outstanding joint projects.

Funding Opportunities

Annual call for joint projects (Theme 2021–2022: "Engaging Science and Society for More Resilience")

Joint seed funding for collaborative projects (The call for proposals is open to all disciplines and subjects.)

Exchange Grant for young researchers

Staff Exchange for administrative and technical personnel

Staff Joint Projects (by administrative and technical personnel)

About Geneva University

The University of Geneva is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society. It is Switzerland’s second largest university with more than 17,000 students and over 500 academic programs.