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SWISS UMEF from April 26, 1984, to this day:


Institut Supérieur de Psychopédagogie ISPP was established by Professor Marc-François Maret to train teachers and any person interested in this field.


ISPP becomes Institut Supérieur de Gestion et Communication ISGC with new programmes in Management and Tourism.



ISGC becomes the University of Management, Economics and Finance (UMEF).



University of Management, Economics and Finance becomes SWISS UMEF University following the addition of programmes in International Relations.



SWISS UMEF obtains the EduQua certification.



SWISS UMEF obtains the ASIC and the IACBE accreditations.



In accordance with its mission, SWISS UMEF becomes the owner of a campus at Château d’Aïre which has a long history and thus becomes the biggest private higher education institution in Geneva. This allows SWISS UMEF students, faculty and staff to study and work in a privileged environment.


SWISS UMEF University becomes SWISS UMEF University of Applied Sciences institute.

The Swiss Accreditation Council has accredited SWISS UMEF as a University of Applied Sciences Institute. SWISS UMEF is the first private higher education institution in Geneva to be accredited by the highest federal accreditation authority in Switzerland.