ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
Other name
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, German: Polytechnikum (colloquially)
Former name
eidgenössische polytechnische Schule[1]
Established1855 (1855)
BudgetCHF 1.896 billion (2021)
PresidentJoël Mesot
RectorGünther Dissertori
Academic staff
6,612 (527 professors of all ranks) (full-time equivalents 2021)[2]
Administrative staff
3,106 (full-time equivalents 2021)[2]
Students24,534 (headcount 2021, 33.3% female, 42 % foreign nationals)[2]
Other students
Rämistrasse 101
CH-8092 Zürich

47°22′35″N 8°32′53″E / 47.37639°N 8.54806°E / 47.37639; 8.54806Coordinates: 47°22′35″N 8°32′53″E / 47.37639°N 8.54806°E / 47.37639; 8.54806
LanguageGerman, English (Masters and upwards, sometimes Bachelor)
ColorsBlack and White
AffiliationsCESAER, EUA, GlobalTech, IARU, IDEA League, UNITECH
ETH Zürich Logo black.svg

ETH Zurich (English: ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[5] Like its sister institution EPFL, it is part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, part of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.[6]

In the 2022 edition of QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich was ranked 8th in the world, placing it as the fourth-best European university after the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, it ranked 4th in the world for engineering and technology (2nd in Europe) and 1st for earth and marine science. Also, ETH ranked 15th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2021-22.

ETH Zurich has a world-class reputation in academia and industry. As of 2021 there are 24,500 students from over 120 countries, of which 4,460 are pursuing doctoral degrees.[2]

22 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 3 Pritzker Prize winners, and 1 Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the Institute, including Albert Einstein and John von Neumann.[7] It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and a member of the CESAER network.

ETH Zurich is located in Switzerland
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference hist45-55 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d "ETH in figures". Zurich, Switzerland: ETH Zurich. March 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Annual Report 2021. ETH Zürich. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  4. ^ "ETH identity". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Bericht über den Entwurf zu einem Reglemente für die Eidgenössische polytechnische Schule" (PDF). Schweizerisches Bundesblatt. Berne, Switzerland: Swiss Federal Council. 6 (39, Bd. 3): 163–182. 21 June 1854 – via
  6. ^ "ETH Board - Governance ETH Domain". ETH-Rat. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  7. ^ How much Einstein is there in ETH Zurich? on YouTube

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