Students and doctoral students 2016 2017
Students at ETH Zurich 15,805 16,515
Students at EPFL 8,412 8,544
Total number of students 24,217 25,059
    Percentage women 29.7% 30.6%
Total number of doctoral students 6,134 6,234
    Percentage women 31.0% 30.8%
Total number of students and doctoral students 30,351 31,293

 

Employees (employment contracts) 2016 2017
ETH Zurich* 11,157 11,445
EPFL* 5,870 5,989
PSI 2,049 2,059
WSL 495 488
Empa 936 966
Eawag 497 492
Professors 829 850
    Percentage women 13.9% 14.9%
Scientific personnel 12,765 12,970
Technical / administrative staff 6,996 7,196
Apprentices 464 474
Total staff 21,054 21,490

*including doctoral students

 

Knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) 2016 2017
Invention disclosure reports 343
Software notifications 26
Patents 230 206
Licences 353 297
Spin-offs 50 48

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

 

Financial key figures (m CHF) 2016 2017 Δ
Operating revenue 3,589 3,698 + 2.8%
    Proportion of primary funds (total federal
    contribution)
71.3% 71.8% + 0.5pp
    Proportion of research contributions,
    mandates and scientific services
21.5% 20.1% - 1.4pp
    Proportion of other revenue 7.2% 8.1% + 0.9pp
Operating expenses 3,314 3,515 + 6.1%
    Proportion of personnel expenses 63.4% 65.5% + 2.1pp

 

ETH Domain’s real estate portfolio 2016 2017
Value (acquisition value) 7.6bn CHF 7.75bn CHF
Number of buildings 395 391
Number of facilities 70 69
Number of plots of land 125 130