Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at University of Geneva (Uni Mail), located in Geneva, Switzerland.

University of Geneva (Uni Mail)
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
1205 Geneva
Switzerland

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society.
Its domains of excellence in research include life sciences (molecular biology, bio-informatics), physics of elementary particles, and astrophysics. UNIGE is also host and co-host to seven National Centres of Competence in Research: Frontiers in Genetics, MaNEP, PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases and LIVES-Overcoming vulnerabilities in a life course perspective.

Getting There

Public Transportation

  • From the Geneva Central Station "Cornavin" take tram no. 15 (towards Palettes) and get off at the "Uni Mail" stop.

  • From the airport take bus no. 5 (towards Thonex - Vallard) and get off at the Geneva Central Station "Cornavin" stop. Take tram no. 15 (towards Palettes) and get off at the "Uni Mail" stop.

Geneva Transport Card

When check in, visitors will receive the Geneva Transport Card which enables them to use public transport - buses, trams, taxi-boats (Mouettes) - free of charge during the entire duration of their stay.

Free ticket at the airport

Visitors can retrieve an 80-minute ticket in the airport baggage hall for a free bus or train ride to Geneva.

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Welcome to Geneva

Nestled between Lake Geneva and the Alps, the city is a financial and technological hub with a global reputation. World-renowned as the “Capital of Peace”, Geneva is home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Regarding the scientific field, the University of Geneva has a strong international reputation for the quality of its research. The renowned CERN is one of the biggest and most prestigious scientific laboratories in the world.

More information about Geneva on Genève Tourisme.

How to get to Geneva

Perfectly located in the heart of Europe, Geneva is easily accessible by air, rail and road.

  • Airplane

Geneva airport, located 4 kilometers from the city, is easily reachable by public transport: train and bus; taxi or shuttle.
Train journey between the Airport and central railway station in the city (Gare Cornavin) takes 6 minutes, bus to downtown takes about 20 minutes.

  • Rail

Gare Cornavin, Geneva's Central Railway Station, is only 1 stop by tram or 5 minutes walking to the very city center (Bel-Air). From here you can get a connection to any other Swiss or European city. Online timetable SBB.

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  • Car

Travelling to Geneva by car is easy thanks to a well-developed network of roads.
The speed limit on Swiss motorways is 120km/h, and that of urban motorways between 60 and 100 km/h. There is a toll to pay (CHF 40) for the use of most motorways. The motorway Vignette is available for purchase at post offices, petrol stations and TCS offices (Touring Club Switzerland). Route planner.


Local attractions

Be inspired by the Genève Tourisme website with great sightseeing tips and information about places and points of interest in Geneva and surrounding areas.

Jet d’Eau

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The 140 metre high Jet d’Eau is the most emblematic of Geneva’s symbols.

Palais des Nations

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The Palais des Nations is home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and, after New York, is the largest centre of the United Nations.

CERN

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CERN is an European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world.



Flower Clock

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The Flower Clock, created in 1955, is the symbol of Geneva’s watch industry.

The Reformation Wall

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The monument recalls the memory of the main events and people who fostered the spread of the Calvinist Reformation: Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox.

Basilica of Notre Dame

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This is the main place of worship for Geneva's Catholic community.