Fonds Universitaire Maurice Chalumeau
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The University Funds Maurice Chalumeau

According to the will of Mr. Maurice Chalumeau who died in Geneva the 6 June 1970, a "Fund Maurice Chalumeau" is created under the supervision of the Geneva University the 5 March 1971. The purpose of the fund is the creation of a Centre of sexological studies which main objectives are to:

  • Gather a general documentation and build up a library on all the issues of sexology to be made available for interested people
  • Promote surveys and scientific research on human sexuality in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, sociology and law; publish the results and promote their diffusion (see details, Call for proposals)
  • Reward authors who did a work on human sexology: a senior prize of CHF 4'000.- and a junior prize of CHF 2'000.- (see details, Maurice Chalumeau Prize)
  • Organize courses and conferences for practitioners (medical doctors, jurists, sociologists, educators) and for the public in general.

On January 21, 2008, the University Fund Maurice Chalumeau (UFMC) decided to launch a new research program to promote the development and research of projects of highest quality in Sexology, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. In order to sustain a scientific research program that can be interdisciplinary, it has been decided to choose a topic representing a main center of interest in the different disciplines that are related to sexology: sexual desire and its implications for the sexual and reproductive behavior in couple relationships, in social and family relationships, in law, and in human sciences.



Fonds Universitaire Maurice Chalumeau

Faculté de médecine/HUG

Service de Psychiatrie de l'Enfant et de l'Adolescent

Rue Verte, 2

1205 Genève

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