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Swiss courses occupy top positions

A total of 22 subjects from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) rank in the top 50 in the world. This means that the ETH has been ranked by QS as the best in Europe. Other Swiss universities occupy leading positions as well.

The ETH offers the best courses in the world for the subjects: Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology, and Geophysics. Image credit: ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella
The ETH offers the best courses in the world for the subjects: Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology, and Geophysics. Image credit: ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella

The UK-based higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) regularly publishes global university comparisons. A new ranking on the various subjects available at universities has just been released.

ETH is number one in Europe

A total of 22 ETH subjects have made it into the top 50 in the world. This makes it the best university in Europe in the rankings according to a press release. The ETH also offers the best courses in the world for three subjects: Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology, and Geophysics.

Other Swiss universities achieve top places

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) offers world-class courses in Chemistry (ninth place), Computer Science and Information Systems (tenth place), Civil and Structural Engineering (tenth place), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (tenth place), and Materials Sciences (tenth place). Overall, twelve programs featur in the top 50, helping it to secure eighth place in Europe.

The University of Zurich is represented in 36 subject tables, coming in eighth place worldwide for Dentistry. The University of Geneva appears in 33 subject tables and also achieved its best placing for Dentistry (30th place). The University of Basel is represented in 23 subject rankings, with its best result achieved for Anatomy and Physiology (36th place).

Switzerland shines bright with hotel management courses

Switzerland also showed particular strength in Hospitality & Leisure Management. It is home to ten of the world’s best schools for this discipline. The EHL Hospitality Business & Hotel Management School in Lausanne came in fourth place in this regard in a global comparison.

In total, 31 Swiss courses were in the top ten of their kind. These were available at twelve Swiss universities, with just over half (16) at the ETH. This means that Switzerland is home to 6 percent of all top-ten courses across the 51 subject tables. Only the United Kingdom and the USA achieve higher percentages than this.

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