Universities in Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich
5 out of 7
  • Universities in Zurich
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
21
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Zurich
  • (15 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Zurich
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Zurich
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich ranked highest among 2 listed universities in Zurich.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: New edition of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Mathematics). 43 universities in Zurich ranked.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: 4icu published most recent results of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. Includes 2 universities from Zurich.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Includes 2 universities from Zurich.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Zurich

Civil Engineering
#2 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Environment / Ecology
#2 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Dentistry
#5 
University of Zurich
Agriculture & Forestry
#6 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Communication & Media Studies
#16 
University of Zurich
Geography
#19 
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Art & Design
#35 
Zurich University of the Arts
Linguistics
#36 
University of Zurich

Rankings of universities in Zurich, Switzerland 2021

#1

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

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  • #1 
  • #14 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #6 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #35 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

University of Zurich

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #73 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #69 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #97 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Zurich University of the Arts

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  • #20 
  • #4517 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#4

Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (16 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #6080 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#5

Zurich School of Education

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #29 
  • #8182 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#6

University of Applied Sciences Zurich

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#7

Swiss Finance Institute


Zurich Key Facts for International Students

Population: 342000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Zurich, Bezirk Zürich

Living costs for students in Zurich:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 128* (28% more expensive than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 116* (16% more expensive than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 130* (30% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 6.05 CHF
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type J
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Kurt Wüthrich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 2002)
 
Rolf M. Zinkernagel (University of Zurich, Institute of Experimental Immunology, 1996)
 
Richard R. Ernst (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 1991)
 
Vladimir Prelog (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 1975)
 
Walter Hess (University of Zurich, 1949)
 
Leopold Ruzicka (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 1939)
 
Paul Karrer (University of Zurich, 1937)
 
Alfred Werner (University of Zurich, 1913)
 

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FAQ

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich ranks #1 in Zurich in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Zurich University of Zurich is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 28 rankings where University of Zurich is listed.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Natural Sciences (Environment / Ecology). See all rankings for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

University of Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of Zurich.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

University of Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Zurich.

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Zurich University of the Arts is ranked best in Zurich for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Zurich University of the Arts.

University of Zurich is ranked best in Zurich for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Zurich.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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