Computer science is an excellent major for students who enjoy problem-solving and logical thinking. In addition to being one of the world's fastest growing scientific fields, computer science can also open several doors for your future career.
If you are looking to pursue a bachelor's, master's or a doctorate degree in computer science, here are some of the best options you have in Switzerland:
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
ETH Zurich is the leading technology-oriented university in Switzerland with a strong focus on computer science. Formed in 1981, the Department of Computer Science has more than 30 professors from over 10 countries. With so many available options, ETH Zurich is an ideal place for students who want to reach high educational standards.
The Department of Computer Science conducts research in the following fields:
- Data Management and Machine Learning
- Information and System Security
- Networked Systems and Parallel Computing
- Pervasive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems
- Programming Languages and Software Engineering
- Theory and Algorithms
- Visual Computing
EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
EPFL is also ranked among the best universities in Switzerland for computer science. This university emphasizes the importance of general knowledge in mathematics and in physics. The program currently offers a lot of options in terms of course choices and computer science graduates from EPFL are well prepared for the highly competitive job market.
University of Zurich
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Zurich has a strong focus on the implementation of informatics in economy and society and the interaction between persons and computers. The University offers the widest range of computer science courses. If you are interested in solving complex problems then this university is the right choice for you.
University of Basel
Computer Science has been a subject at the University of Basel since 1980, and since 2003, it has been possible to study it as a major subject. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science program lasts at least 3 years and a Master's degree at least 1.5 years. The master program in Computer Science is entirely taught in English, while a large number of courses at bachelor level are taught in English.
University of Geneva
By studying computer science at the University of Geneva students are able to choose from a wide range of study courses such as distributed computing, information research, cryptography and security, data-mining, man-machine interfaces etc.
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