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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.

Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zurich

"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


500 professors


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)
10th in QS ranking (2017)
19th in ARWU ranking (2016)


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