Ayaru is a spin-off of the University of Geneva and MMOS
University of Geneva
Just like the city of Geneva itself, the university enjoys a strong international reputation,
both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions and belongs to the League of
European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education. It offers more than 290 degrees in
a very wide variety of topics.
Massively Multiplayer Online Science
MMOS connects scientific research and video games as a seamless gaming experience.
Research tasks completely integrated with game mechanics, narrative and visuals open up a new channel between the gamer
and the scientific community. Thanks to MMOS, the players of Eve Online have classified biological images more than 20
millions times in less than a year.
Are You A Research University?
Emerging from a post-war tabula rasa, the Humboldt model of higher education was invented in the early XIXth century in Germany.
For the very first time, teaching and research were intertwined in a single institution.
This model has been very successful and was spread worldwide. Today, the most renowned higher education institutions are
universities with very high research intensity. Carnegie classifications and university rankings reflect the importance of
this ideal-type. Positive reinforcement of research and teaching has been documented many times.
The growing usage of Internet has impacted on every knowledge-rich domain. As always, universities have demonstrated their
adaptability to a new environment. On the teaching side, they have rapidly extended their course programs online and, since 2012,
many have embarked on the production of MOOCs. On the research side, they have transformed the way they collaborate, manage data,
disseminate knowledge and seek funding. Citizen scientists have also renewed the participation of amateurs in scientific research.
By integrating teaching and research online, AYARU reinvents the Humboldt model for today’s digital environment and
offers research universities a unique way to demonstrate their value on massive scales.