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University of Berne
University of Berne

The University of Berne is a university in the Swiss capital of Berne. It was founded in 1834. As one of the German-speaking universities in Switzerland, its official name is Universität Bern, although it is frequently referred to in the French form, Université de Berne. The university is regulated and financed by the Canton of Berne. Image File history File links Ich habe dieses Foto selber gemacht. ... Image File history File links Ich habe dieses Foto selber gemacht. ... Jump to: navigation, search A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... For other uses, see Bern (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Swiss canton of Bern (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) has a population of about 947,000. ...


Departments

At the moment, the University has an enrollment of roughly 13,000 students, studying in seven different faculties:

The Philosophical-Historical Faculty is similar to the Arts & Sciences departments at American universities, with majors (Hauptfächer) in a variety of languages, history, linguistics, economics, philosophy, psychology, etc. The Philosophical-Scientific Faculty is restricted to the "hard" sciences, like chemistry or physics. The philosophic-Humanistic Faculty was founded 2005 and allows studies in Education, Sports and psychological studies. The department of Old Catholic Theology at the Faculty of Theology is the only place in the world to study theology in this kind of denomination. The Reformed churches are a group of Protestant denominations historically related by a similar Zwinglian or Calvinist system of doctrine but organisationally independent. ... The Old Catholic Church (in Switzerland Christian Catholic Church) is not so much a religious denomination, as a community, part of whose member churches split from the Roman Catholic church in 1870. ...


The Faculty of Theology has the least number of students, while the Philosophical-Historical Faculty has the most.


The University buildings are distributed throughout Bern, but most center around Länggass street, an area immediately northwest of the city center. An elevator from the main train station provides access to the terrace directly in front of the main administration building. The University as well as the City and the Canton of Berne have won many prices for their intelligent, ecological and sustainable application of old buildings. So, the Faculty of Theology and parts of the Philosophic-Historical Faculty use nowadays an old chocolate factory as their main building (the so called "Unitobler") and in 2005 the old women's hospital has been rebuilt as an university centre ("UniS").


External links

  • Official Website

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The University of Berne is a university in the Swiss capital of Berne.
As one of the German-speaking universities in Switzerland, its official name is Universität Bern, although it is frequently referred to in the French form, Université de Berne.
The university is regulated and financed by the Canton of Berne.
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