Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.
At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
"A good university doesn’t just teach knowledge but the ability to think." Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zurich
Facts & Figures
19,800 students, including 4,000 doctoral students, from over 120 countries
355 spin-offs since 1996
21 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein and Wolfgang Pauli
1 Fields Medal winner
2 Pritzker Prize winners
90 patent applications and 200 invention reports every year
CHF 1,8 billion, comprising CHF 1,3 billion core funding from the Federal Government
9th in THE ranking (2016)
8th in QS ranking (2016)
19th in ARWU ranking (2016)