Facts and Figures

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Continuing education has enjoyed a high status at ETH Zurich for years and is experiencing strong demand. In order to continue to be able to achieve its strategic objectives and quality standards, ETH Zurich aims for moderate qualitative growth.

Courses and numbers of participants (2014)

Offer Part. female foreign Grad. female foreign
14 MAS 419 35% 52% 205 36% 55%
6 DAS 81 31% 35% 5
n.d. n.d.
11 CAS 308 39% 29% 108
43% 39%
55 SC 1396 43%
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In 2014, 1400 people attended one of the 55 continuing education courses (SC) at ETH Zurich and 800 people took one of the 31 MAS, DAS and CAS programmes. The proportion of women on the MAS, DAS and CAS programmes was between 31-39%, and that of foreigners between 29-52%. In the short courses, 43% of the participants were women, 8% were foreigners.

Qualitative growth

Trends in participant numbers

The number of participants on the longer programmes has grown steadily in recent years. The growth has been mainly on the MAS and DAS courses, while the CAS programmes have stayed at the same level. The growth in DAS programmes is partly due to the fact that this format was only introduced at ETH Zurich a few years ago.

Proportion of women and foreigners

The proportions of women and foreign students have also increased in the last ten years, across all types of programme. The two charts show the proportions among those students who successfully completed their courses.

Proportion of women graduating, as percentage


Proportion of foreigners graduating, as percentage


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