ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
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Other name
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, German: Polytechnikum (colloquially)
Former name
eidgenössische polytechnische Schule[1]
Type Public
Established 1855
Budget CHF 1.7 billion (2015)[2]
President Lino Guzzella
Rector Sarah Springman
Academic staff
7,798 (full-time equivalents 2015, 30.9% female, 62.3% foreign nationals)[2]
Administrative staff
1,227 (full-time equivalents 2015, 40.6% female, 19.3% foreign nationals)[2]
Students 19,233 (headcount 2015, 30.5% female, 37.6% foreign nationals)[2]
Undergraduates 8,704[2]
Postgraduates 5,447[2]
4,026[2]
Other students
1,056[2]
Address Rämistr. 101
CH-8092 Zürich
Switzerland

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
Campus Urban
Language German, English (only Masters and upwards)
Affiliations CESAER, EUA, GlobalTech, IARU, IDEA League
Website www.ethz.ch
ETH Zurich is located in Switzerland
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Like its sister institution EPFL, it is an integral part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland's Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.[3] The school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve as a national center of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry.[4]

ETH Zurich is consistently ranked amongst the most prestigious universities in the world for the subjects of engineering and technology. It is ranked 8th in the world in the 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings, while the QS World University Rankings by Subject has ranked it as the best university in the world for Earth & Marine Sciences in both 2015/16 and 2016/17's editions.[5][6]

Twenty-one Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students or professors of the Institute in the past, the most famous of whom was Albert Einstein.

It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and a member of the CESAER network.

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference hist45-55 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Annual Report 2015". Zurich, Switzerland: ETH Zurich. April 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  3. ^ "ETH Board - Governance ETH Domain". eth-rat.ch. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  4. ^ "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 ethistory.ethz.ch. 
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Earth & Marine Sciences". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Earth & Marine Sciences". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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