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 20,100 students and doctoral students from 120 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.

ETH Zurich is regularly identified as one of the world’s best universities, in international rankings. It was once again placed in the Top 12 worldwide in 2018 (ranked 7th in the QS World Ranking and 11th in the THE World Ranking), and even in first place in continental Europe (THE Europe Ranking). 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. A total of 407 spin-off companies since 1996, about 100 patent applications each year, and around 1,500 collaborations with businesses worldwide and in Switzerland all go to show how successful ETH Zurich is in imparting its knowledge to industry 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.