About University of Zurich:

The University of Zurich, located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy. Currently, the university has seven faculties: Philosophy, Human Medicine, Economic Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology and Veterinary Medicine. The university offers the widest range of subjects and courses of any Swiss higher education institution.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 72 62 65 62 53 58 62 59 60 59 62 63 66 76 83

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 50 48 46 41 181 44 43 48 48 44 44 51 55 76
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400 451-500 -
Life Sciences 41 41 34 35 37 41 36 35 34 31 36 38 38 41
Medicine 63 65 58 52 53 53 58 56 58 58 62 74 71 78
Natural Sciences 159 133 157 151 130 109 115 112 122 123 136 104 126 113
Social Sciences 113 109 93 119 109 102 93 87 89 90 95 96 114 104

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 207 181 225 174 146 143 167 200 188 188 235
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 23 29 25
Chemistry 216 235 227 272 259 263 273 263 240 276 276
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 270
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 75 83 89
Computer Science 206 219 265 278 205 187 257 290 284 298 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 92 117 99
Electrical Engineering 210 149 219 177 151 153 208 205 172 215 213
Environment / Ecology 79 70 64 66 71 65 65 64 63 70 81
Geosciences 175 130 118 114 119 92 82 95 92 88 99
Immunology - - - - - - - - 34 33 32
Materials Science 284 290 - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450 -
Mathematics 166 202 200 268 238 132 129 127 151 134 172
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 56 52 54
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 57 59 52
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 29 30 30
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 81 75 96 83 73 78 141 148 142 181
Physics 110 111 100 100 107 125 132 135 105 123 106
Plant & Animal Science 12 17 23 20 25 21 24 24 23 25 44
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 52 59 45
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 90 116 118
Space Science - - - - - - - - 105 127 110
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 198
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 49