Follow the path of Le Corbusier and Jean Piaget and get your degree abroad in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Choose your favourite undergraduate or postgraduate university programme and internationally reputed teachers will train you to become an expert in your chosen field. Join the vast multicultural environment of Neuchâtel, uncover the secret behind the famous Swiss watches and check out some of the Swiss Heritage Sites.
The economy of Neuchâtel is rich and diverse. The main industries supporting the local economy are: micro-technology and high-tech industry, watch manufacturing, mining, construction, business services.
Names of some of the top employers in Neuchâtel are: Phillip Morris, Autodesk, Metalor, Johnson& Johnson, Nanosensors, One Drop Diagnostics, KPMG, Autodesk.
If you’re looking for an internship that will help you gain practical experience during your studies, you can always find plenty of opportunities in the local companies.
Neuchâtel covers so many interesting and fascinating attractions, from museums to churches, fountains and natural spots that there won’t be a day during your stay for you to get bored. Start checking this lovely city with a visit to the old city of Neuchâtel, part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Major attractions in Neuchâtel are:
If you like hiking or simply want to admire nature, you should have an excursion to Creux du Van, or you can wander through the Botanical Garden.
Although not having quite a busy and vibrant nightlife, Neuchâtel has a few bars and clubs throughout the city centre, so you can enjoy a lovely night out when you feel like it.
From Neuchâtel city, you can easily travel to other nice destinations in Switzerland: you can arrive to Bern, Fribourg and Lausanne in around fifty minutes’ train-ride, get to Basel in around two hours, and since you are very close to the border with France, you can get to Lyon in around three hours with the train, for example.
Neuchâtel counts a number of foreign-born residents, most of them are: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Macedonians.
As Neuchâtel has an excellent quality of life, highly qualified personnel and favourable conditions for foreign investors, as they don’t encounter any significant barriers, several multinationals have opened a local office and many international business people have always been interested in this area.
Neuchâtel has four seasons, with warm summers, cold winters and an equal amount of precipitations throughout the whole year. The average high temperatures in December – January are around 3 – 4 °C (37 – 39 °F), while in the summer these are 24 – 25 °C (75 – 76 °F), with July and August as the hottest months. The highest amount of rainfall precipitations is in the summer season. Usually, significant amounts of snowfall occur in the winter.