Facts and Figures


Key facts

Annual budget (research funds excluded): CHF 93 million

Research funds: CHF 30 million
4380 students
almost 60% of them female
552 doctoral candidates
over 40% from outside Switzerland
740 staff members (FTE equivalent)
of whom almost 70% are teachers
935 degrees
awarded in November 2011

Changes in the number of students

The number of students enrolled at the University of Neuchatel has been increasing for ten years (+25%). Yet, the relatively small size of the University means high level training as well as a high degree of interactivity between students and teachers. 

Students' distribution among faculties

  • Faculty of Humanities (FLSH) : 1962
  • Faculty of Science (FS) : 700
  • Faculty of Law (FD) : 821
  • Faculty of Economics and Business (FSE) : 800
  • Faculty of Theology : (FT) : 24
  • Others : 73  

Origin of the students

With 21% 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.