Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#62 of 14,131 In the World
#8 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 23 In Switzerland
#1 of 4 In Zurich
#3 of 1,012 For Computational Chemistry
Top100 For 108 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
ethz.ch
Languages
German;French;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate27%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Maturitätszeugnis) or recognized equivalent, or entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; February-May)
Enrollment23,420
Full time employee500
Student:staff ratio47:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
109,500
Citations
5,059,962

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
28,284 / 1,061,148
Physics
27,856 / 1,300,211
Chemistry
23,691 / 1,155,688
Biology
16,562 / 1,145,584
Environmental Science
14,961 / 841,691
Computer Science
14,416 / 769,625
Materials Science
13,532 / 454,575
Medicine
7,081 / 364,332
Geology
5,461 / 256,716
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,344 / 216,394
Mathematics
5,226 / 207,280
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,138 / 298,408
Business
3,966 / 137,067
Condensed Matter Physics
3,953 / 152,052
Economics
3,588 / 126,245
Optical Engineering
3,065 / 96,236
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
2,931 / 219,491
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,893 / 181,663
Quantum and Particle physics
2,710 / 253,483
Biochemistry
2,680 / 240,259
Nanotechnology
2,521 / 187,779
Psychology
2,427 / 140,677
Atomic and Molecular physics
2,395 / 96,135
Demography
2,361 / 118,143
Environmental Management
2,040 / 157,045
Computer Vision
1,996 / 152,835
Ecology
1,986 / 156,309
Chemical Engineering
1,971 / 86,514
Automation and Control engineering
1,967 / 75,855
Earth science and Geophysics
1,877 / 94,263
Art & Design
1,716 / 49,496
Genetics
1,506 / 108,980
Inorganic Chemistry
1,437 / 96,448
Blockchain and Cryptography
1,433 / 67,184
Electronic Engineering
1,427 / 58,687
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
1,424 / 51,480
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
1,417 / 109,043
Organic Chemistry
1,402 / 88,785
Biophysics
1,300 / 93,015
Geography and Cartography
1,299 / 55,602

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 631 13887
1992 696 14535
1993 819 15527
1994 839 17684
1995 834 18082
1996 974 19965
1997 1079 22380
1998 1130 25138
1999 1308 28994
2000 1395 33325
2001 1352 38506
2002 1543 44977
2003 1814 52326
2004 2094 60963
2005 2323 73411
2006 3060 88975
2007 4051 107409
2008 4056 126349
2009 4723 158127
2010 5128 185001
2011 5365 219998
2012 6093 259584
2013 6526 299393
2014 6825 334532
2015 7165 365419
2016 7329 385951
2017 7722 423902
2018 7843 451065
2019 8312 518866
2020 9198 615651
2021 9077 677135

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $1,750$1,750
International students $1,750$1,750

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine ++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor Agriculture, Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Physics, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surveying and Mapping
Master Agriculture, Applied Mathematics, Architecture and Planning, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Food Science, Geological Engineering, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Physics, Protective Services, Robotics, Sports, Teacher Training
Doktorat/ Doctorat/ Dottorato Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich alumni

  1. Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1879-1955 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
    1896-1900 graduated with Bachelor of Science in mathematics education
    Occupations
    theoretical physicistphilosopher of scienceinventorscience writerpedagogue
    Biography

    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".

  2. Mileva Marić

    Mileva Marić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1875-1948 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Mileva Marić, sometimes called Mileva Marić-Einstein (Serbian Cyrillic: Милева Марић-Ајнштајн, romanized: Mileva Marić-Ajnštajn), was a Serbian physicist and mathematician and the first wife of Albert Einstein from 1903 to 1919. She was the only woman among Einstein's fellow students at Zürich Polytechnic and was the second woman to finish a full program of study at the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Marić and Einstein were collaborators and lovers and had a daughter Lieserl in 1902, whose fate is unknown. They later had two sons, Hans Albert and Eduard.

  3. Wilhelm Röntgen

    Wilhelm Röntgen
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1845-1923 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
    1865-1868 studied mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    physicistprofessorengineer
    Biography

    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. In honour of Röntgen's accomplishments, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named element 111, roentgenium, a radioactive element with multiple unstable isotopes, after him. The unit of measurement roentgen was also named after him.

  4. Fritz Haber

    Fritz Haber
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1868-1934 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    chemistphysicistengineeracademicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Fritz Haber was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his invention of the Haber–Bosch process, a method used in industry to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen gas and hydrogen gas. This invention is of importance for the large-scale synthesis of fertilizers and explosives. It is estimated that two thirds of annual global food production uses nitrogen from the Haber–Bosch process, and that this supports nearly half the world population. Haber, along with Max Born, proposed the Born–Haber cycle as a method for evaluating the lattice energy of an ionic solid. Haber is also considered the "father of chemical warfare" for his years of pioneering work developing and weaponizing chlorine and other poisonous gases during World War I, especially his actions during the Second Battle of Ypres.

General info

Alternative names ETH Zurich
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Zurich
Accreditation Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation, Schweiz
Academic structure Department of Architecture
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering
Department of Materials Science
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Environmental Systems Science
Department of Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Management, Technology and Economics
Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
IDEA League
Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Location and Contacts

Address Rämistrasse 101
Zürich, Zurich, 8092
Switzerland
City population 434,000
Phone +41 (44) 632 1111
Fax +41 (44) 632 1010

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