Students and doctoral students 2018 2019
Students at ETH Zurich 17,222 18,025
Students at EPFL 8,918 9,250
Total number of students 26,140 27,275
    Percentage women 31.2% 31.5%
Total number of doctoral students 6,391 6,267
    Percentage women 31.4% 32.8%
Total number of students and doctoral students 32,531 33,642

 

Employees (employment contracts) 2018 2019
ETH Zurich* 12,151 12,280
EPFL* 6,053 6,119
PSI 2,080 2,072
WSL 508 533
Empa 994 1,033
Eawag 510 507
Professors 851 862
    Percentage women 15.5% 17.1%
Scientific personnel 13,656 13,617
Technical / administrative staff 7,380 7,662
Apprentices 462 458
Total staff 22,349 22,599

*including doctoral students

 

Knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) 2018 2019
Invention disclosures 358 329
Software notifications 1 36 40
Patents 230 224
Licences 341 324
Spin-offs 55 59

The invention disclosure reports and software notifications have been collected as additional KTT indicators since 2017.

1 Open Source Software not included

Financial key figures (CHF millions) 2018 2019  
Operating revenue 3,571 3,591  
    Proportion of total federal contribution 70.9% 71.9%  
    Proportion of research contributions of the Federal Government and the EU
    (SNSF, Innosuisse, special federal funding of applied research, EU FP)
14.9% 15.1%  
    Proportion of third-party funds 13.1% 11.7%  
Operating expenses 3,349 3,389  
    Proportion of personnel expenses 66.6% 65.5%  

 

ETH Domain’s real estate portfolio 2018 2019
Value (acquisition value) 7.83bn CHF 7.92bn CHF
Number of buildings 390 390
Number of plots of land 130 120