About University of Basel:

The University of Basel is located in Basel, Switzerland. Founded on 4 April 1460, it is Switzerland’s oldest university and among the world's oldest surviving universities. The university is traditionally counted among the leading institutions of higher learning in the country. The associated Basel University Library is the largest and among the most important libraries in the whole of the country. The university hosts the faculties of theology, law, medicine, humanities and social sciences, science, psychology, and business and economics, as well as numerous cross-disciplinary subjects and institutes, such as the Biozentrum for biomedical research and the Institute for European Global Studies. In 2016, the University boasted 12,852 students and 377 professors. International students accounted for 24 percent of the student body. In its over 500-year history the university has been home to Erasmus of Rotterdam, Paracelsus, Daniel Bernoulli, Leonhard Euler, Jacob Burckhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Tadeusz Reichstein, Karl Jaspers, Carl Gustav Jung, Karl Barth and Jeanne Hersch. The institution is associated with nine Nobel prize winners and two Presidents of the Swiss Confederation.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 126 104 124 140 124 134 131 132 130 136 135 151 154 150 168

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 171 252 223 193 294 179 150 156 180 165 203 192 193 255
Engineering 238 242 - - - - 249 248 - 301-350 351-400 351-400 451-500 -
Life Sciences 81 96 102 89 94 86 86 85 78 79 86 80 83 96
Medicine 111 103 128 113 106 96 101 101 101 103 110 120 107 132
Natural Sciences 137 152 132 200 203 216 214 215 240 267 273 301-350 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences - 275 297 300 246 200 160 130 168 130 141 154 156 161

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - 294 - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450 -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 66 79 87
Chemistry 192 188 201 202 194 249 245 247 252 243 299
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 301-350 301-350 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 128 128 146
Computer Science - 219 235 254 205 220 234 401-450 401-450 - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 280 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Environment / Ecology 197 207 153 122 143 166 156 171 160 159 189
Geosciences 264 276 270 249 274 - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - 40 64 72
Materials Science 209 243 232 261 279 - 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350 451-500
Mathematics - - - - - 300 306 301-350 351-400 301-350 351-400
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 84 93 101
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 89 85 96
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 74 63 83
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 135 134 110 92 78 71 87 95 100 98
Physics 169 160 199 188 184 223 264 265 299 301-350 301-350
Plant & Animal Science 174 115 140 136 110 139 130 175 192 172 239
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 103 88 106
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 126 109 111
Space Science - - - - - - - - 285 - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 266
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -