A cozy and attractive city of Neuchatel, nestled between the Jura Mountains and the 3 Lakes Region is one of the most important centers of Swiss watchmaking industry. Halfway between Geneva and Zurich it is the place to study and perform scientific research.
Today we will have a look at the University of Neuchatel (UniNE).
The University of Neuchatel was established as the “Academy of Neuchatel” in 1838. In 1909, it was transformed into the University. It has 4 faculties: Humanities, Sciences, Law, Economics and business. Until 2015, there was also a Faculty of Theology but it was relocated to the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva.
Almost 4,300 students perform their studies at UniNe. They come mostly from Switzerland. However, 22% of the attendees are from abroad. The University of Neuchatel is quite small but it obtained high international rankings. It also became a research institution for 800 teachers and scientific staff.
The university offers 8 Bachelor and 28 Master programs, 33 PhD programs and 17 programs in continuing education. Most of the university’s study programs are conducted in French. However some of them are available in English.
For students wishing to study abroad, the University of Neuchatel currently maintains student exchange agreements with:
- Sheffield Hallam University
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Kent in Canterbury
- Alfred University in Alfred, New York (USA)
- The University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
UniNe is also part of a three-way partnership with De Montfort University in the UK and the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy. They offer a one-year FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport.
Campus of the University of Neuchatel
The University of Neuchatel has modern infrastructure and facilities including a housing service, high-performance IT infrastructure, a social support office, a language center and a career development service. The language center gives students the chance improve their English, German, Italian and Spanish.
There is a huge variety of sporting and cultural activities here including sailing and salsa classes as well as football and hiking. Students can join to one of three student clubs: Ancient Theatre Group, Halluciné Film Club and Pange Lingua Ensemble.
Illustrations The University of Neuchatel