Why Switzerland


The numbers speak for themselves: Switzerland has achieved top rankings in international location rankings for years. Its strengths include above all the high innovation capability and availability of highly qualified talent, an efficient and stable infrastructure as well as an excellent education system with renowned universities.


Business + Innovation

#1 most innovative country in Europe (European Innovation Scoreboard 2022, European Commission)
#1 most innovative country in the world (Global Innovation Index 2022, WIPO)
#1 most innovative country in Europe (Bloomberg Innovation Index 2021, Bloomberg)
#1 mid-size, small, and micro European Cities of the Future (European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022, fDi Intelligence)
#1 strongest nation brand in the world (Nation Brands 2021, Brand Finance)
#1 leading airport in Europe (World Travel Awards 2022, World Travel Awards) 
#1 European airport in the category of 25 to 40 million passengers per year (ASQ Awards: 2021, Airports Council International World)
#1 number of patent registrations per capita (Annual Report 2021, EPO)
#1 most talent competitive country (Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2022, Insead)
#2 most competitive country in the world (Competitiveness Report 2022, IMD)
#2 location for philanthropic engagement (Global Philanthropy Environment Index 2022, University of Indiana)
#2 most resilient country of the world (Global Resilience Index 2022, FM)
#3 highest economic freedom (Economic Freedom Report 2022, Fraser Institute)
#4 most registrations of Industrial Designs in the Hague System (Global Intellectual Property Data 2021, World Intellectual Property Organization)
#5 leading fintech-ecosystem in Europe (Europe's Fintech Opportunity Report 2022, McKinsey & Company)
 most digitally competitive country in the world (World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021, IMD)

Education + Talent

#1 university in Europe, with world's best courses in Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology, and Geophysics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, QS)
#1 university in continental Europe (World University Rankings 2023, Times Higher Education) 
#1 most prestigious university in continental Europe (Most prestigious universities in the world 2022, Times Higher Education)
#1 most international universities in Europe (Most international universities in the world 2022, Times Higher Education)
#1 international Masters in Management program (FT 2022 Masters in Management Ranking, Financial Times)
#1 in attracting and retaining international talent worldwide (World Talent Ranking 2021, IMD)
#3 university for Blockchain worldwide (Best Universities for Blockchain 2022, Coindesk)
#4 most popular university city (QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2022, QS)

Quality of Life

#1 favorite country for expats (Expat Explorer Survey 2021, HSBC)
#1 best country in the world (U.S. News Best Countries - 2022 Rankings, U.S. News)
#3 best quality of life (Global Liveability Index 2022, Economist Intelligence Unit)
#4 most happy country (World Happiness Report 2022, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, UN)