ETH Zurich regularly features in international rankings as one of the best universities in the world and the leading university in continental Europe.
|THE – World University Ranking, Times Higher Education
|QS – World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd||8th||9th||12th||12th|
|ARWU – Academic Ranking of the World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University||19th||20th||19th||20th|
When the rankings are differentiated by specialist area, ETH Zurich is in the first twelve for Science and Engineering in the THE and QS listings.
University rankings are a consequence of the globalisation of tertiary education and provide a useful basis for decision-making. However, they vary greatly in their methods and focus and in how they define specialist areas, and so should be interpreted with caution when assessing the quality of a university.