The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland and offers the broadest range of study programs. People from many countries study, teach, and work in the university’s seven faculties and more than 150 institutes. Approximately 17 per cent of our 26,000 students and almost 50 per cent of our professors are of foreign nationality.
Many of our successful research projects are based on international collaboration. We see internationality as both a challenge and a mark of quality.
The university’s strong commitment to the highest standards in scientific knowledge and responsible research are the fundaments of excellence in research and teaching. As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to the leading European research universities. On the national level, it is the center of five strategic focal areas of research in the fields of life sciences, economics, and humanities.
Of great concern to the University of Zurich is the promotion of young academics who are encouraged and supported in their research activities and in preparing for international careers. Through a close cooperation with the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) as well as with other institutions of higher education in Switzerland and worldwide, the University of Zurich initiates and sustains stimulating academic exchange at the highest level.
With its modern infrastructure and excellent local and international networks, the University of Zurich is well integrated into the cultural and economic metropolis and offers an attractive and stimulating working environment to more than 2,600 members of research and teaching staff from all over the world.