ETH Zurich is one of the leading technical and scientific universities. It is well-known for its excellent teaching, pioneering fundamental research, and the direct transfer of new findings to real-world applications. The ETH Zurich provides an inspiring environment for researchers, and a comprehensive education for students.

Established in 1855, today the ETH Zurich has nearly 20,000 students and doctoral students from 110 countries. More than 500 professors are currently engaged in teaching and research in the fields of natural science, engineering, architecture, mathematics, system-oriented sciences, and in management studies and the social sciences.

In the international rankings ETH Zurich is regularly identified as one of the world’s best universities, and in 2015 it achieved a top-ten ranking for the first time. 21 Nobel laureates have studied, taught or done their research here. The innovations of the university flow into the most forward-looking sectors, from informatics to micro- and nanotechnology, or high-tech medical equipment. The 90 or so patent applications each year, the 330 spin-off companies that have been set up since 1996, and the more than 800 research contracts with businesses, all go to show how successful ETH Zurich is in transferring its knowledge to the economy and society.

ETH Zurich contributes to the sustainable solution of global challenges. Its specific fields of research focus on energy supply, managing risks, development of cities of the future, world nutrition and the health of human beings.