University of Bern


The University of Bern (Universität Bern) is in the Swiss capital of Bern, founded in 1834. University is financed and regulated by the Canton of Bern. UNIBE is the third largest institute in Switzerland. This university offers a number of courses and programs in 150 institutes and the following eight faculties.

  • Law
  • Science
  • Theology
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Human Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse)
  • Business, Economics and Social Sciences

The UNIBE follows the vision that "knowledge creates value". It is an international research leader in some areas: sustainability, medicine, dentistry, ultra-fast molecular processes, world trade, membrane biology, and climate research. They maintain a spectrum of classic scientific fields.

University has formed a strategic alliance with the University of Basel in the medical facilities. This faculty focuses on neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, microbiology, and pathology.

The Humanities faculty is similar to American universities' arts and sciences department. It offers majors in three areas: history, archaeology, and art and culture.

Human Sciences faculty was established in 2005. Furthermore, it offers study programs in education, sports and psychology.


Institute reflects a diverse international background. People studying, working, teaching and researching here show that diversity. Over half of the professors at this university are from outside of Switzerland. Moreover, 40 per cent of their PhD students are international. And over 19,400 students come from more than 120 nations.

They especially encourage students who are interested in Masters and PhD programs. A substantial number of master's programs are taught. These include life and computer sciences, business, economics, biomedical engineering, political, legal and economic philosophy. 

The Counselling Centre of the University of Bern advises both students and teaching and other staff. It is the contact point where anyone can tell their problem. This centre works with all other university offices and provides consolation to those seeking advice. They arrange an advisory sessions on many topics.


This university doesn’t accommodate students. However, there are various student lodging companies. They provide rental rooms, studios, and apartments. University doesn’t guarantee you accommodation in these lodging firms. So, you should contact these agencies directly.

You can find a contact for these companies on the university website. The Student Union of the university operates the housing facility where they offer shared flats. You also can go for that option too.


Today UNIBE is one of the top 150 universities in the world. Different global rankings of the institute are following.

  • In QS world ranking, the University of Bern ranked 139th in 2019.
  • The Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2018 ranked it 101st–150th in the world.
  • According to Leiden Ranking 2015, it ranked 50th in Europe and 122nd in the world.
  • Times Higher Education academic ranking of world universities (Shanghai-Ranking) is ranked 110th.


University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

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