Facts and Figures


Key facts

Annual budget (research funds excluded): CHF 105 million

Research funds: CHF 36 million
4284 students
60% of them female
612 doctoral candidates
over 45% from outside Switzerland
780 staff members (FTE equivalent)
of whom almost 70% are teachers
1052 degrees
awarded in November 2016

Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education

UniNE in the Top 20 of the World's Best Small Universities.

UniNE ranks 37th on the 200 world's most international universities in Times Higher Education-Ranking.

Students' distribution among faculties

  • Faculty of Humanities (FLSH) : 2021
  • Faculty of Science (FS) : 954
  • Faculty of Law (FD) : 800
  • Faculty of Economics and Business (FSE) : 497
  • Others : 12 

Origin of the students

With 22% of students coming from abroad (approximately a 100 nationalities), the University of Neuchatel is one of the most international universities in Switzerland.

Furthermore the University is well known nationally for its education and training: around 45% of students are from other Swiss cantons.