University of Bern
University of Bern

Continente: Europe

Country: Switzerland

Address: University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Web Site: www.unibe.ch



About University of Bern:

The University of Bern is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern. It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programs in eight faculties and some 150 institutes. With around 17,882 students, the University of Bern is the third biggest University in Switzerland. The University of Bern operates at three levels: university, faculties and institutes. Other organizational units include interfaculty and general university units. The university's highest governing body is the Senate, which is responsible for issuing statutes, rules and regulations. Directly answerable to the Senate is the University Board of Directors, the governing body for university management and coordination. The Board comprises the Rector, the Vice-Rectors and the Administrative Director. The structures and functions of the University Board of Directors and the other organizational units are regulated by the Universities Act. The University of Bern offers about 39 bachelor and 72 master programs, with enrolments of 7,709 and 4,614, respectively. The university also has 2,882 doctoral students. Around 1,601 bachelor, 1,549 master's degree students and 600 PhD students graduated in 2017. For some time now, the university has had more female than male students; at the end of 2016, women accounted for 56% of students. The University of Bern does not have a single large campus on the edge of the city, but has consistently pursued the principle of a university in the city. Most institutes and clinics are still in the Länggasse, the traditional university district adjoining the city centre, within walking distance of one another. The Faculty of Theology and various institutes in the Faculty of Humanities are now housed in an old chocolate factory (the Unitobler), and in 2005 the former women's hospital was refurbished to serve as a university centre for institutes in the Faculty of Law and Department of Economics (the UniS). The vonRoll site, another former factory building, is in the process of being refurbished to house the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Department of Social Sciences.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 149 172 171 150 160 159 136 138 142 130 133 139

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 117 88 85 101 - 99 100 94 96 94 98
Engineering - - - - - - - - 231 273 401-450 401-450
Life Sciences - 162 195 124 139 168 173 174 164 163 156 151
Clinical Medicine - 133 98 93 146 133 102 111 108 111 101 100
Natural Sciences - 209 217 200 213 193 165 168 180 165 174 176
Social Sciences - 216 242 235 218 - 299 188 193 209 187 183

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 300 279 269 301-350 301-350
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - 300 - - - - 351-400 351-400
Civil Engineering - - - 236 - 252 - - - - - 351-400
Computer Science - - - - - - 267 - - - 301-350 351-400
Electrical Engineering - - - 183 163 257 223 209 191 209 254 236
Environment / Ecology - - - - 74 57 85 96 73 74 70 77
Geosciences - - - 28 26 25 28 28 34 26 36 43
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - 381 351-400
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 251 198 181 178 169 200 221
Physics - - - - 293 - 242 245 240 191 202 188
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 96 97 78 73 75 85 79 73