UniBE Established: 1834

University of Bern

Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

The University of Bern (German: Universität Bern, French: Université de Berne, Latin: Universitas Bernensis) is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern.

  • 12,000+
    Total Students
  • 15%
    International Students
  • 16.5
    Students Per Staff

University Rankings

  • Times World University (THE)
    105
  • QS World Univesity
    139

Overview

It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programmes in eight faculties and some 160 institutes. The university is an international leader in certain fields of research, such as space research. Teaching and research activities are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis. For instance, the University of Bern is home to three of the National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South (sustainable development), Trade Regulation (international trade) and TransCure (membrane biology).

The university played a key role in the evolution of women's studies. Even in 1870, the the institution had a female student -Catharina Gontscharoff - registered. In 1899, the institution’s Female Students' Society was established, representing women's interests. Its motto was: "Same Rights, Same Duties".

The university has some prestigious former faculty members. Albert Einstein taught theoretical physics at Bern in 1908, and the following year the Russian philiospher Anna Tumarkin became a professor (and the first European lecturer to accept PhD students).

Aside from the programmes and courses on offer, the attractions of the university include Bern's central location and quality of life, which is rated as one of the highest in the world.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 45% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 55% Students

Programs / Degrees at University of Bern

Bachelor's

  • Archeology (Major)
  • Business Administration (Major)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Mono)
  • Biology (Mono)
  • Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (Mono)
  • German Language and Literature (Major)
  • English (major)
  • Earth Sciences, Geology (Mono)
  • Educational Science (Major)
  • French Language and Literature (Major)
  • Geography (Major)
  • History (Major, Mono)
  • Human Medicine (Mono)
  • Computer Science (Major)
  • Interreligious Studies (Major)
  • Islamic Studies and Oriental Literature (Major)
  • Italian Language and Literature (Major)
  • Classical Philology (Major)
  • Art History (Major)
  • Linguistics (Major)
  • Mathematics (Major)
  • Musicology (Major)
  • Eastern Europe Studies (Major)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (Mono)
  • Philosophy (Major)
  • Physics and Physics with focus on Astronomy (Major)
  • Psychology (Major)
  • Law (Mono)
  • Religious Studies (Major)
  • Slavic Studies (Major)
  • Social Anthropology (Major)
  • Social Sciences (Major)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (Major)
  • Sports Science (Major)
  • Theater Studies (Major)
  • Theology (Mono)
  • Veterinary Medicine (Mono)
  • Economics (Major)
  • Dentistry (Mono)

Master's

  • Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State (Major)
  • Ancient Judaism (Mono, Major)
  • Applied Economic Analysis (Mono)
  • Archaeology (Major)
  • Archaeology of Europe (Mono)
  • Business Administration (Mono)
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Mono)
  • Biomedical Engineering (Mono)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Mono)
  • Business and Economics (Mono)
  • Business and Law (Mono)
  • Chemistry and Molecular Sciences (Mono)
  • Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) (Mono)
  • German Linguistics (Major)
  • German Literary Studies (Major)
  • German Language and Literature (Major)
  • Ecology and Evolution (Mono)
  • Edition Philology (Major)
  • English (major)
  • Earth Sciences, Geology (Mono)
  • Educational Science (Mono, Major)
  • French Linguistics / Literary Studies (Major)
  • Geography (Mono, Major)
  • History (Mono, Major)
  • Human Medicine (Mono)
  • Computer Science (Mono)
  • International and Monetary Economics (Mono)
  • Interreligious Studies (Major)
  • Islamic Studies and Oriental Literature (Major)
  • Italian Language and Literature (Major)
  • Classical Philology (Major)
  • Climate Sciences (Mono)
  • Art History (Major)
  • Art History: Exhibition and Museum System (Mono)
  • Art History: Preservation and Monuments Management (Mono)
  • Art History: History of the Textile Arts (Mono)
  • Latin American Studies (Mono, Major)
  • Linguistics (Major)
  • Mathematics (Mono)
  • Middle Eastern Studies (Major)
  • Molecular Life Sciences (Mono)
  • Musicology (Major)
  • Eastern Europe Studies (Major)
  • Philosophy (Major)
  • Physics (Mono)
  • Political, Legal and Economic Philosophy (Mono)
  • Political Science (Major)
  • Psychology (Mono)
  • Public Management and Policy (Mono)
  • Law (Mono)
  • Religion in the Global Presence (Mono)
  • Religious Studies (Major)
  • Research on the Arts (Mono)
  • Swiss Politics and Comparative Politics (Mono)
  • Slavic Studies (Major)
  • Social Anthropology (Major)
  • Sociolinguistics (Mono, Major)
  • Sociology (Mono)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (Major)
  • Sports Didactics (Mono)
  • Sports Science (Major)
  • Sports Science Research (Mono)
  • Statistics (Mono)
  • Theater Studies / Dance Studies (Major)
  • Theology (Mono)
  • Veterinary Medicine (Mono)
  • Economics (Mono)
  • Philosophy of Science (Major)
  • World Arts and Music (Major)
  • World Literature (Mono, Major)
  • Dentistry (Mono)
  • Central Asian Cultural Studies (Major)

Academic Life

  • 56 : 44
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over 5,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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