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.
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.