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ETH Zurich

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ETH Zurich (English: ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss federal government in 1854, with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists; the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, although its 16 departments span a variety of disciplines and subjects.[5][6]

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ETH Zurich
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Other names
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, German: Polytechnikum (colloquially)
Former name
Eidgenössische polytechnische Schule[1]
Established1855; 168 years ago (1855)
BudgetCHF 1.896 billion (2021)
PresidentJoël Mesot
RectorGünther Dissertori
Academic staff
6,612 (including doctoral students, excluding 527 professors of all ranks, 34% female, 65% foreign nationals) (full-time equivalents 2021)[2]
Administrative staff
3,106 (40% female, 19% foreign nationals, full-time equivalents 2021)[2][3]
Students24,534 (headcount 2021, 33.3% female, 37% foreign nationals)[2]
Other students
Rämistrasse 101
CH-8092 Zürich

47°22′35″N 8°32′53″E
LanguageGerman, English (Masters and upwards, sometimes Bachelor)
ColorsBlack and White
AffiliationsCESAER, EUA, GlobalTech, IARU, IDEA League, UNITECH

ETH Zurich is widely recognized for its influence in the progression of advancements in science and technology. In international rankings, it consistently places as one of the best universities worldwide, typically securing a position as one of Europe's top five universities besides the University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.[7]

Like its sister institution, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), ETH Zurich is part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, a consortium of government universities and research institutes under the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.[8] As a public institution, it grants admission to every Swiss resident who has matriculated. As of 2021, ETH Zurich enrolled 24,500 students from over 120 countries, of which 4,460 were pursuing doctoral degrees.[2]

Students, faculty, and researchers affiliated with ETH Zurich include 22 Nobel laureates, two Fields Medalists, three Pritzker Prize winners, and one Turing Award recipient, including Albert Einstein and John von Neumann.[9] It is a founding member of the IDEA League and the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and a member of the CESAER network.

ETH Zurich is located in Switzerland
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: ETH Zurich, Switzerland