ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Zürich, Switzerland

No. Students: 16,000
Funding type: Public
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Ideal conditions

ETH Zurich offers a first-class environment for studying: modern laboratories, great library resources, and state-of-the-art computing infrastructure.

Approximately 400 professors and more than 4 300 scientific staff members ensure you get the supervision and guidance you need to learn effectively. Its close links to research, for which ETH Zurich is known worldwide, ensure that teaching always reflects the scientific and professional standards of knowledge.

Worldwide networks

ETH Zurich participates in numerous international collaborations with the worlds most renowned engineering and science institutions. This also offers students valuable opportunities to complement their education abroad.

A good start to your career

Many successful entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and teachers have begun their career with an ETH degree. There are good reasons for choosing ETH Zurich.


ETH Zurich has come to symbolise excellent education, groundbreaking basic research and applied results that are beneficial for society as a whole.

Founded in 1855, it today offers researchers an inspiring environment and students a comprehensive education as one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences.

ETH Zurich has more than 16,000 students from approximately 80 countries, 3,500 of whom are doctoral candidates. More than 400 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, and management and social sciences.

ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute.
Transferring its knowledge to the private sector and society at large is one of ETH Zurichs primary concerns. It has succeeded in this, as borne out by the 80 new patent applications each year and the 215 spin-off companies that were created out of the institute between 1996 and 2010. ETH Zurich orients its research strategy around global challenges such as climate change, world food supply and human health issues.


Libraries, Collections and Archives

The supply of relevant and up-to-date information is essential for ETH Zurich to carry out research and education to a world-class standard. The ETH-Bibliothek and numerous departmental libraries ensure that this information is provided.

IT services and books

You can deal with many things in password-protected online systems. WLAN is available practically everywhere on the ETH campuses. And, in addition to computer rooms, ETH Zurich's Neptun programme assists you with buying your own laptop.

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