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As part of Geneva's humanitarian tradition, the HUG are committed to sharing the extensive expertise of their staff. These activities are a key aspect of their strategic plan.
Research projects developed at HUG benefit from financial support from various partners, notably from private foundations and the Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (FNS)
In total, 170 million francs were invested in research in 2015, of which:
Medical research foundations are non-profit organizations whose purpose is to support medical science by funding projects or people.
Several foundations support HUG, helping advance medicine in various sectors by creating centers of research and of excellence in priority fields (neuroscience, chronic illnesses, oncology, imaging and information science, etc.)