The ETH has been placed number one in the global league table. Nowhere else in the world is the quality of the Water Resources academic subject as high as at ETH Zurich. The university also ranked highly for its Civil Engineering academic area, which came second worldwide. Third place, meanwhile, was achieved by the ETH subjects of Automation & Control as well as Environmental Science & Engineering.
Four other academic subjects at ETH were ranked in the league table: Computer Science & Engineering was fifth, Earth Sciences was eighth, Mathematics ninth and Chemistry tenth.
The top ten of this year’s league table contains three other Swiss universities. The Energy Science & Engineering area at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) was ranked fifth. Human Biological Sciences at the University of Zurich was placed ninth in its subject area ranking, while the University of Bern was tenth worldwide for its Veterinary Sciences faculty.