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Old 19.02.2011, 21:15
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Masters study in Neuchatel -- any experiences to share?

I'm thinking of applying to a Masters programme at the university of Neuchâtel. I've visited the town a few times and really like it, and I'm drawn to the idea of studying at a smaller institution. Have any EF members studied there? I would love to hear any comments, specific or general, about what you liked or didn't like about the university and its programmes.

I'd be also interested to hear what ideas others have about this university -- what reputation does it have in Switzerland?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Masters study in Neuchatel -- any experiences to share?

I will soon be starting a post-doc at the University of Neuchatel
and I know that in Biological Sciences, the university has
a very strong reputable program. I can't speak for other programs.
Depending on your field, the reputation of your advisor
carries a great deal of weight, perhaps more than the institution itself.
But once again, this is very dependent on the field of study.

As a student finishing my PhD, I would suggest focusing
more on the quality of your department, finding the right mentor for you,
the satisfaction and success of their graduate students,
and how well you will be supported academically and financially.
The best thing to do is talk to other students and graduates.
Going to a university with a great reputation is nice on paper but if you
end up with a poor mentor, instructors, or support,
reputation does little to help you achieve a strong education & thesis.

Hope that helps.
Gwen
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Re: Masters study in Neuchatel -- any experiences to share?

Hello there,

I'm studying at the Faculty of Economics at Uni Neuch, i'm into psychology.
I sincerely recommend this university. What faculty are you interested in?

PM me if you want to know something more.

Have a good day,
J.
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Re: Masters study in Neuchatel -- any experiences to share?

My partner is doing his PhD in the biological sciences department. He speaks highly of the facilities. As others have said, I think it depends on your department. What would you be studying and do you have any more specific questions?
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Old 11.03.2011, 09:32
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Re: Masters study in Neuchatel -- any experiences to share?

It really depends on what field you are looking to study. In terms of the reputation of the University as a whole, Neuchatel isn't a patch on ETH or EPFL.

Some of the more famous and more prestigious departments of UNINE are no longer UNINE. Such as IMT, which is now EPFL, and was world famous in microtechnology.
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