University of Geneva

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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The University of Geneva (French: Université de Genève) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary and law school. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century, when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship. In 1873, it dropped its religious affiliations and became officially secular. Today, the university is the second-largest university in Switzerland by number of students. In 2009, the University of Geneva celebrated the 450th anniversary of its founding. At least 40% of the students come from foreign countries.

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Motto: Light after darkness

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Administrative staff: approx. 5.600

Students: 14,489

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Male students 39 : 61 Female students

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How Can I Win A Fully Funded Scholarship And Pursue A Masters Degree In Either Political Science And International Relations Or Sociology?

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Can I Get A Fully Funded Masters' Scholarship To Do Political Science And International Relations Or Sociology From The University Of Geneva?

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