Universities in Zurich

Two internationally renowned, leading universities and various practice-oriented institutions make Zurich an important center for education and research.

Not one but two top universities shape the academic landscape in the largest city in Zurich: the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. According to international rankings, both belong to the elite among the European research and education institutions. In addition, a number of famous Nobel laureates, such as Erwin Schrödinger, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, and Albert Einstein were students or professors here.

ETH Zurich

The ETH Zurich offers predominantly technical study courses in the fields of engineering, science, mathematics, and civil engineering. The main focus areas of research are medicine, sustainability, manufacturing technologies, and data science/machine learning. Scientists from all over the world benefit from the state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and numerous successful spin-offs are important drivers for business innovations.

University of Zurich

The University of Zurich has a broad range of study courses and is made up of seven faculties, ranging from law and economics, to medicine, science and social sciences. The scientists at the University of Zurich have received numerous distinctions for their outstanding research in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience, and structural biology, as well as in economics.

Universities of Applied Sciences

The Zürcher Fachhochschule is composed of four institutes of higher education: the Zurich University of the Arts, the Zurich University of Teacher Education, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration. Here, the main focus is placed on practice-oriented education and training.

Zurich – a Location for Specialist Conventions

As a leading science center with direct flight connections with over 170 destinations worldwide, Zurich is also a highly popular location for specialist conventions and conferences.

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The Largest in Switzerland

University of Zurich

With over 25,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich is the largest in Switzerland. It enjoys international renown as a research university, among others in the fields of medicine and economics.
Einstein’s Alma Mater

ETH Zurich

The university for science and technology ranks among the best in the world. Its main focus areas include medicine, manufacturing technologies, and sustainability.
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), Toni-Areal
University of the Arts

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Around 2,100 students at the ZHdK follow degree programs in the fields of design, film, fine arts, music, dance, theater, transdisciplinary studies, and art education.
Research and Practice

Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

The ZHAW offers students practice-oriented education and training. Its research work focuses in particular on energy and social integration.
The Future of Education

Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH)

The teachers of tomorrow study at a modern campus on Europaallee. The program covers all levels of schooling from kindergarten to vocational education.
Part-Time Study

Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWZ)

The HWZ exclusively offers models combining employment with bachelor, masters and other study courses in economics.
On Lake Zurich

Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (HSR)

At the university of applied sciences in Rapperswil, situated directly on Lake Zurich, around 1,600 students study technology, IT, civil engineering, and planning.

Multifaceted Zurich

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