Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Other/general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19.10.2017, 20:42
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Turkey
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Flufington has no particular reputation at present
Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

I'm a student from Turkey who studied the ib and I have the required grades for all the universities in switzerland as far as it is stated on https://www.swissuniversities.ch/en/...baccalaureate/. I have C1 french and I want to attend EPFL or UNIGE for a bachelors degree on chemical engineering or biochemistry. However I'm indecisive about my choice between the two unis? EPFL seems to have a better place in rankings but I kinda want to live in Geneva :/ Can you inform me on the standings of the universities inside Switzerland? Which one is regarded more prestigious and would help me more in future job prospects? (I want to stay in Europe if I can)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19.10.2017, 20:51
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 21,491
Groaned at 372 Times in 287 Posts
Thanked 16,319 Times in 9,259 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

Epfl.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 19.10.2017, 22:37
newtoswitz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rapperswil
Posts: 2,768
Groaned at 47 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 3,238 Times in 1,479 Posts
newtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond reputenewtoswitz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

EPFL is head and shoulders better than Geneva in terms of reputation, research output, industry engagement.

And why live in Geneva? I'm no expert, but there are plenty of comments here saying how boring it is!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19.10.2017, 23:39
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Zug
Posts: 18
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
statistician has no particular reputation at present
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

EPFL, no doubt
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20.10.2017, 10:08
FrankZappa's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: France, near Geneva
Posts: 852
Groaned at 8 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 2,669 Times in 699 Posts
FrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond reputeFrankZappa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

EPFL every time, especially for technical subjects. Apart from the academic quality, it is a beautiful, diverse campus. Geneva does not feel like a student city at all.

Be sure to keep working hard at that French, though. Undergraduate studies are almost all in French. And I'm pretty sure the entrance exams are too. Even for French students, the barrier to getting in is extremely high.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20.10.2017, 11:31
Salad Days's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 386
Groaned at 12 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 292 Times in 128 Posts
Salad Days has made some interesting contributions
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

As far as Geneva goes as a place to live, it's lovely! Beautiful setting, huge amount of culture - theatre, music of all types, cinemas etc. Geneva canton spends a large amount of its budget on culture, so there are a lot of free or heavily subsidised things to go to. Lots of clubs and groups. Right now a revolution is happening in the food industry with many cafes opening of a type other countries are used to.

To this one can add it is a hub for cheap plane travel. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the airport from the train station at a cost of 3.50CHF with the return journey free. It may be the only airport in the world where getting there isn't more expensive than the cheap fare itself.

When people say Geneva is 'boring' I have no idea what they are talking about other than the notion that apparently for younger people if licensed venues close at 4am that is described as 'having nothing to do'.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Salad Days for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 20.10.2017, 20:53
Neko's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Vaud
Posts: 184
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 136 Times in 82 Posts
Neko is considered knowledgeableNeko is considered knowledgeableNeko is considered knowledgeable
Re: Choosing between University of Geneva and EPFL

Another vote for EPFL but check carefully for the particular course you are doing, EPFL is highly rated which means this "brand" can open many doors for you in the future but being in a well-regarded department on a course where many people quickly find work is important.

Lausanne is a nice place to live too, very similar to Geneva in many ways.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Choosing between 3a (Savings) and 3a Fonds ip2012 Finance/banking/taxation 42 19.03.2017 09:50
EPFL and EPFZ University taxes to double SuisseRomand Swiss politics/news 4 17.12.2012 17:42
Help choosing a sport watch between Casio and Suunto... happyrobbie Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 1 12.11.2012 23:41
EPFL university lunch JenniferW Social events 2 16.10.2011 16:25
Between finishing school and starting university - benefits? NotAllThere Other/general 6 03.12.2010 13:47


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0