Geneva invests substantial amounts in the education of its youth, who is among the most highly educated in the world.
There are 45 private schools in the canton of Geneva - as well as the most important number of international schools admission opportunites per inhabitant in Europe - hence a wide variety of opportunities in terms of pedagogy, languages and diplomas. Similarly, the public schooling system, in addition to providing high quality education, also offers full immersion in French and local culture.
Universities of the Lake Geneva region have acquired an excellent reputation worldwide and offer many courses in English.
World-class universities and research institutes
- The Swiss Finance Institute offers courses in financial management, which attract students and faculty from all over the world.
- The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, one of the worlds' highest ranking management schools, offers master programs and executive MBAs.
- The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) is one of the most renowned engineering schools in the world.
- The Hepia (Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève – part of the HES-SO) offers intensive training courses such as a Master program in engineering and life sciences designed to meet the needs of the high tech industry.
- The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offers doctorate and master degrees, which open the doors to international careers within international organisations, the private sector and within non governmental organisations.
- idQuantique, a spin-off of the Group of Applied Physics (GAP) of the University of Geneva has developed and commercialised a high performance encryption solution, which has been described by MIT Technology Reviewas as one of the "10 emerging technologies that will change the world."
- The biology and life sciences departments of the University of Geneva as well as the Geneva-Lausanne School of pharmaceutical sciences of (EPGL) constitute an incubator for start-ups as well as recruitment pool for multinational companies established in the area.
- The University of Geneva is renowned worldwide in psychology, pharmacology, genetics, genomics, political sciences as well as for the School of Economics and Management.
To find out more about schools in Geneva:
- Geneva Association of Private Schools (AGEP) provides an extensive overview of the the private education market in Geneva, from pre-school to university level.
- Geneva Welcome Center (CAGI) provides information on the schooling system and universities of the Lake Geneva region.