Tertiary education standards in Switzerland are very high and lifelong training has become the norm for executives and professionals in all sectors. This has contributed to Switzerland maintaining its annual ranking as the world’s most innovative country.

Switzerland has one of the world’s best rail transport systems, conveniently linked to those of its neighbouring countries, allowing for fast and pleasant travel throughout Europe. A multi-cultural, multi-lingual country, Switzerland offers diversity of culture, geography and lifestyle.

Geneva, the cosmopolitan

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland and the main tourist destination, with world renowned sites such as the Jet d’eau fountain, the Palais des Nations and beautiful Lac Léman. People of all nationalities come to Geneva to experience its unique charm and stunning location.

Geneva, a peaceful city

Geneva is among the ten cities considered to have the best quality of life in the world. Situated on the shores of Lake Léman, the city stretches along both banks of the Rhône and is framed by the Alps and Jura mountains, and is overlooked by Mont Blanc. The city is rich in art, history and architectural beauty. Strolling around Geneva is very peaceful, and can take you from the botanical gardens, through the historic old town, to idyllic lakeside beaches and parks.

International Geneva

Along with New York, Geneva is home to the headquarters of the United Nations and has been the busiest multilateral diplomacy centre in the world for over a hundred years. Geneva hosts more than 200 international and non-governmental organizations working in areas as diverse as humanitarian action, trade, human rights, environment, training and education, peace keeping, meteorology, intellectual property, nuclear research, labour, health, technology and telecommunications.

Geneva, centre of finance and business

As the world’s capital of the raw materials business, Geneva attracts enterprise across the sector: merchants, banks, brokers and insurance. As the second Swiss financial centre after Zurich, Geneva is one of the most important places in the world in terms of private wealth management.

Geneva, the opportunity to boost your career

By qualifying in Geneva, SU students have the possibility of job opportunities in local and international organizations. SU programmes are designed to give students an advantage in those sectors seeking graduates with the skills, understanding and knowledge to meet demanding career challenges.

Geneva and the cost of living

While Geneva is ranked among the most expensive cities in the world, salaries in Switzerland are comparatively high, social infrastructure is of a high standard and many cultural attractions are free. For students, there are many opportunities for discounts, including lower cost local transport, food, accommodation and entertainment.