The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

University of Geneva

The Memorial Adolphe de Rothschild Professorship was created in 2007 at the University of Geneva for research and clinical applications in neuroscience. Neuroscience and ophthalmology are the focus of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations in the field of medical research. In order to contribute to advances in clinical and fundamental research in these areas, the Foundations provide support for a neurosciences chair at the University of Geneva – the Memorial Adolphe de Rothschild Professorship. This initiative is built on an innovative partnership between private philanthropy and higher education in Switzerland.

The University of Geneva, a prestigious partner

Founded nearly 450 years ago, the University of Geneva is one of the most renowned universities in Switzerland and Europe, and its Faculty of Medicine enjoys an outstanding reputation. The University is recognized for excellence
in teaching in disciplines including science, arts and letters.

It is also known for cutting-edge research. As long-time residents of Switzerland, the Rothschild family takes a keen interest in Geneva’s reputation in academia and the city’s international outreach.

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The Foundations: committed to top-notch research in Geneva

Created in 2007, the Adolphe de Rothschild Memorial Professorship in neuroscience is granted for a period of five years to an internationally acclaimed professor who works closely with the University Hospital of Geneva.

The professorship is designed to offer training to a new generation of researchers and practitioners, particularly in the field of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. These serious medical conditions present a major challenge for an aging population.

The Foundations wish to support research to find solutions for these diseases, which affect more than 150 million people worldwide.