Our raison d’être
An institution’s missions are its raison d’être. Genevan law entrusts three such missions to HUG:
- care: HUG meets the needs of a community of 500,000 people, along with patients from other regions of Switzerland and abroad
- teaching: in collaboration with the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Medicine and specialist higher education institutions, each year HUG welcomes several hundred doctors and healthcare professionals in training
- research: in close liaison with the Faculty of Medicine, HUG makes an active contribution to progress in medicine through high-level research, relating both to medical and healthcare disciplines.