Webster University Geneva
|Webster University Geneva|
|President||Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble|
Webster University Geneva is the Swiss campus of Webster University based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Founded in 1978, Webster Geneva was the university’s first international campus and is currently its largest one outside of the United States, with more than 670 students from over 90 nations enrolled over the course of an academic year in its bachelor's and master's programs.
Webster University operates as an independent, non-denominational university with more than 100 campus locations around the world, including Webster University Thailand, Webster University Vienna, Regent's American College London, Webster University Leiden, Webster University Ghana Campus, Webster University Geneva, and Webster University St. Louis. Webster University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide array of disciplines, including the liberal arts, fine and performing arts, teacher education, business, management and media communications. Not all of these degrees are offered at all campuses
Webster Geneva was founded in 1978. From 1978 to 1983, the University was housed in the John Knox Center in Grand-Saconnex. In 1983, after years of searching for a location for the University campus that could cater to Webster’s expansion prospects, the University moved to its current location, which at the time included a large house (the current administration building) and 24’000 sq/m of land.
Webster rented the Bellevue Campus property for three years before obtaining the purchasing permit from the Swiss Government in 1986. After rezoning the land for educational purposes, the campus began its expansion with the construction of two, three-floor buildings measuring 225 square meters each. The buildings now hold the campus’s main classrooms, library, cafeteria, some academic offices and a recording studio, as well as computer, media and photography labs. The University then added another building for freshman campus housing, which holds additional classrooms and student services offices, as well as a student lounge and fitness room.
Since 2009, Webster University also rents a residence (Les Berges du Rhône) for student housing. This residence is located in the center of Geneva along the Rhône river.
|John Rider, Ph. D.||1978 - 1980|
|Ann White, Ph. D.||1980 - 1986|
|Richard Springer, M.A.||1986 - 1991|
|Bernard Ivaldi, Ph. D.||1991 - 1994|
|James Evans, Ph. D.||1994 - 1995|
|Robert Spencer, Ph. D.||1995 - 2013|
|Willem Jan Hofmans, MIB||2013–Present|
Webster University Geneva is accredited by the US Higher Learning Commission (via the accreditation of Webster University in the state of Missouri) The University is also in the planning phase of applying for Swiss Federal accreditation.
The Geneva Campus offers the following degrees and certificates:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in: Management, International Relations, Media Communications, Psychology, History, European Studies, Photography 
Bachelor of Science (BS) in: Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science
Certificates in: International Human Rights, Marketing, Refugee studies, Website development, Website design, Photojournalism, Studio/Commercial Photography
Master’s degrees in: MBA (Master of Business Administration), Master of Arts (MA) in Management & Leadership, Master of Arts (MA) in Human Resources Management, Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations, Master of Arts (MA) in International NGO, Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, Master of Arts (MA) in Media Communications, Master of Arts (MA) in Health Care Management / Master en Gestion des Systèmes de Soins et de Santé (taught in French), Certificate in Leadership and Management / Certificat en Leadership et Gestion dans le domaine de la santé (taught in French)
Since 1996 Webster Geneva has held a series of departmental conferences that are free and open to the public. These conferences are either held on campus or in larger venues in Geneva. The International Relations Department has the longest history with 2014 seeing the 19th International Humanitarian Conference on the theme of conflict resolution. This department also holds a second yearly conference in the Fall (2013 being the 14th) and an annual Security Forum.
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- 19th International Humanitarian Conference. Retrieved November 29, 2013
- Media Trends 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2013
- Counseling and Psychology Conference. Retrieved November 29, 2013