Situated in the heart of Europe, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the world. The University has a lot of history and offers world-class education. Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich specialises in engineering, technology and science.
Students and Professors
According to the statistics, the entire university enrolls approximately 19,000 students. The percentage of international students studying at ETH Zurich is 37. There are approximately 500 professors working at the University and nearly 70% them come outside of Switzerland.
Language of instruction
Bachelor's programmes are taught in German, while some single courses may be taught in English. The majority of master's programmes are taught in English, while a few are taught in German.
Noble Prize Laureates
ETH Zurich has produced 21 Nobel Prize Laureates. Some of the notable laureates are:
Kurt Wüthrich (Chemistry)
Vladimir Prelog (Chemistry)
Albert Einstein (Physics)
Werner Arber (Medicine)
Richard Ernst (Chemistry)
ETH Zurich is not only ranked among the top universities in Europe, but also is ranked among the top universities in the world. The University is ranked 9th in the world according to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Architecture and Civil Engineering
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
System-oriented Natural Sciences
Management and Social Sciences
*Note: Information was taken from the official ETH Zurich website.
Did you know facts?
- Albert Einstein studied and taught at the University. He studied physics from 1896 to 1900, and taught theoretical physics from 1912 to 1914.
- The Polyball, a traditional classic ball at ETH Zurich takes place at the end of November
- ETH Zurich was given its present name, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1911
- ETH Zurich is famous for partnership with Disney Research