Wednesday, 24 April 2024

BENEFITS

University sports

The University Sports service is continuously expanding its array of activities for students, providing a comprehensive selection that combines fun with athleticism. University sports include a range of options such as rowing, rugby, cardio funk, padel tennis, pilates, swimming and more.

Subject to availability, most university sports activities are accessible to Alumni UNIGE members, with many offered at preferential rates. Our members can also benefit from several offers provided by external partners, along with the popular ski camps.

Registration

To sign up for sports activities, Alumni UNIGE members must log in to the member area of our platform with their Alumni access codes. Then, they should go to the left-hand menu and click on the “Sports” tab. They’ll be redirected to the UNIGE Sports page, where all the sports activities open to members are listed.

 

Culture at UNIGE

The Cultural Service of the University of Geneva offers a wide range of events and activities across various artistic fields. Subject to availability, all cultural activities at UNIGE are open to alumni at preferential rates.

Particularly renowned due to the three founding figures who established it over sixty years ago—Claude Goretta, Alain Tanner, and Jean Mohr—the University Film Club, named Ciné-club universitaire, presents three annual cycles of film screenings. Equally unmissable are the performances by the University’s Choir and Orchestra at the prestigious Victoria Hall, showcasing the musical execution of great symphonic or choral masterpieces.

Registration

To register for the cultural activities of the University of Geneva as an Alumni, simply request a “confirmation d’appartenance” (Alumni UNIGE Membership Certificate) to our association via email (alumni@unige.ch). Forward this to the Cultural Service team, who will then activate your Alumni status on their platform.

The certificate needs to be updated each calendar year.

Please remember to contact us a few days before the start of the courses!

Subscribe to the Cultural Service newsletter

A variety of events, exhibitions, performances, lectures and screenings are organized regularly throughout the year.

To stay informed of all their news, we invite you to subscribe to the weekly newsletter of the Cultural Service by registering your email address on culture.unige.ch.

Our partners

Maison des Langues

The Maison des Langues of the University of Geneva is part of the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education. Known as MdL, it offers language courses that are also open to members of Alumni UNIGE. English, German, Spanish, but also Russian, Italian and French as a foreign or first language: there’s something for everyone. Registrations are made directly on the MdL course pages at the beginning of the semester.

Uni3

Alumni can attend conferences at Uni3, Geneva’s University for Seniors. The programme is open to anyone aged 55 and over.

Uni3 offers a quarterly programme of courses, lectures, workshops and field trips. Registrations can be made directly at the Uni3 secretariat, rue De-Candolle 2, Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm. You can also register by email to the Uni3 secretariat (uni3@unige.ch), indicating that you are a member of Alumni UNIGE.

Boutique

The UNIGE Boutique offers Alumni members an exclusive 20% discount on all items for sale. Its wide range of products includes various Alumni items, from mugs, pins and pens to recycled bags – all sporting the UNIGE Alumni logo!
The physical store is located at Uni Dufour, Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Geneva. The online purchase option is also available.

Campus

UNIGE Alumni members can subscribe for free and receive the University’s scientific magazine Campus five times a year. This highly-appreciated periodical provides an overview of university life as well as a unique perspective on current affairs.

Our items at the Boutique

Explore the Alumni style at the UNIGE Boutique and wear our logo with pride!

Health insurances

Alumni UNIGE members can benefit from preferential rates on supplemental health insurance in partnership with CSS and Helsana.

Private liability insurances

Thanks to a collective contract with Allianz, Alumni UNIGE members benefit from a 5 to 10% discount on their private liability, motor vehicle, building, household and boat insurances. They also receive an additional discount on combined insurances, such as household and third-party liability.

Private legal protection

Protekta offers Alumni UNIGE members a collective legal protection at a much lower price than individual insurances.

 

More details on these discounts on our platform.

Our partners

Newspapers and magazines

Members of Alumni UNIGE benefit from discounts of up to several hundred francs on subscriptions to the following newspapers and magazines:

  • Le Temps
  • Tribune de Genève
  • 24 heures
  • Bilan
  • Matin Dimanche
  • Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  • NZZ am Sonntag
  • The Economist
  • générations

More details on these discounts on our platform.

 

Our partners

Culture in Geneva

Our association has developed a whole series of collaborations with the most prestigious cultural institutions in the area, offering discounts, invitations or discount subscriptions to its members. Our partners include the Théâtre de Carouge and the Comédie de Genève, as well as several museums and exhibition halls. On each occasion, Alumni UNIGE members are informed of these offers by email.

Neptun Project

Twice a year, at the beginning of each university semester, Alumni UNIGE members have the opportunity to acquire a laptop at very attractive prices, thanks to the ETH Zurich’s Projekt Neptun. The selection includes a variety of carefully chosen models. The philosophy behind the project is not to sell cheap devices, but to provide the best value for money. Purchases are delivered to your home (only in Switzerland).

To benefit from the offers of the Neptun Project, members of Alumni UNIGE must include with their purchase a “confirmation d’appartenance” (Alumni UNIGE Membership Certificate). This confirmation can be obtained by sending an email to alumni@unige.ch.

HotelCard

HotelCard is a subscription that allows you to stay in over 500 of the best hotels in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, with discounts of up to 50% per night. Exclusively for Alumni UNIGE members, a special discount is offered on the first purchase of HotelCard. This offer enables you to enjoy short vacations at advantageous prices in Switzerland and neighbouring countries.

 

More details on these discounts on our platform.

Our partners