Founded by John Calvin in 1559 as a theological seminary that also taught law, 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. It has programs in many fields but is especially noted for its programs in international relations (with Geneva being a center for many international organizations), scientific research (with a record of notable discoveries in planetary science and genetics, among other fields)
Classes are taught in French. The university pursues three missions: teaching, research, and service to the community. It was ranked number one generalist university in continental Europe among the "Top 100 Global Universities" by Newsweek in 2006. The university is a member of the League of European Research Universities.
The university has also developed a continuing education programme. The university has a partnership with the nearby Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, and students at the university may take courses at these institutes.
The schools offers a wide variety of academic courses covering all areas of law, with a strong focus on international and comparative law. Among others, it proposes a program of transnational law which attracts students from some 30 countries to Geneva each year. This program has been selected by the German Academic Exchange Service as part of its European Excellency Program, alongside a program run by the Oxford Faculty of Law.
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