Students and doctoral students (headcount) 2019 2020
Students at ETH Zurich 18,025 10,106
Students at EPFL 9,250 9,531
Total number of students 27,275 28,637
    Percentage women 31.5% 31.7%
Total number of doctoral students 6,267 6,598
    Percentage women 32.8% 33.6%
Total number of students and doctoral students 33,642 35,235

 

Employees (employment contracts) 2019 2020
ETH Zurich* 12,280 12,855
EPFL* 6,119 6,358
PSI 2,072 2,097
WSL 533 564
Empa 1,033 1,022
Eawag 507 520
Professors 862 887
    Percentage women 17.1% 18.5%
Scientific personnel 13,617 14,177
Technical / administrative staff 7,662 7,935
Apprentices 458 473
Total staff 22,599 23,473

*including doctoral students

 

Knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) 2019 2020
Invention disclosures 329 310
Software notifications 1 40 32
Patents 224 217
Licences 324 338
Spin-offs 59 66

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) 2019 2020
Operating revenue 3,591 3,719
    Proportion of total federal contribution 71.9% 70.6%
    Proportion of research contributions of the Federal Government/EU
    (SNSF, Innosuisse, special federal funding of applied research, EU FP)
15.1% 14.7%
    Proportion of third-party funds 11.7% 14.7%
Operating expenses 3,489 3,653
    Proportion of personnel expenses 65.5% 65.4%

 

ETH Domain’s real estate portfolio 2019 2020
Value (acquisition value) 7.83bn CHF 8.11bn CHF
Number of buildings 390 400
Number of plots of land 130 125