University of Bern

Globally connected and regionally anchored, the University of Bern is focused on excellence in research and teaching. It was here that Albert Einstein qualified as a lecturer.

Internationally renowned for space research, dentistry, climate science and biomedical engineering, our university also hosts several global research platforms in areas such as sustainable development, apiology and paleoscience.

With roots in the 1500s, this comprehensive university is based in the heart of Switzerland’s capital, Bern, near its UNESCO-listed medieval old town. Some 18,500 students from more than 125 nations benefit from a full range of disciplines at all levels, ranging from medicine to mathematics, economics to world literature, archaeology to law and more.

Published June 7, 2017 2:14 PM - Last modified May 22, 2020 12:34 PM