University rankings can be seen as a consequence of the globalization of higher education, which has lead to a growing need for comparable information about the conditions of education and research at different institutions. Rankings can thus provide useful information to help prospective students, researchers and faculty in their decision-making process.
ETH Zurich is consistently ranked as one of Europe's leading universities. But universities - their missions, profiles, and the environments they operate in – are extremely diverse, making it impossible to reduce the "quality" of a university or a department to one number or a few criteria. As a scientific institution ETH Zurich expects its prospective students to interpret rankings with due care and to inform themselves about the methodology behind the individual rankings before possibly including them in their considerations.
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