Founded in 1855 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology located in Zurich, Switzerland is a science and technology university. It is an acclaimed institution, the quintessence of academic excellence and research. Commonly referred to as ETH Zurich, is ranked among the top universities in the world.
It is currently ranked 10th in the world in the field of engineering and IT and 12th in Natural Sciences. ETH Zurich is a home to more than 15,000 students approximately from 80 countries, offering extensive education with eminent faculty. It conducts 23 Bachelor programs and 39 Master Programs.
Around 3,400 students are pursuing doctoral programs .Research is carried out in a stimulating environment in the fields of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system oriented sciences and management and local sciences. ETH Zurich has built its reputation with high quality research.
It boasts of 21 Nobel laureates, the most famous alumnus is Albert Einstein. The most recent Nobel laureate to join the honor is Kurt Wuthrich, winning noble prize in chemistry in 2002. It has earned the distinction particularly in the fields of chemistry, mathematics and physics.
The education pattern is contrived in the tiered model leading to Bachelor’s And Master’s degree in various disciplines .The degree is designed in the “Bologna” model and credits points are given in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for achieving success in the degree programs.
Continuing education finds a prominent place in ETH Zurich and is dedicated in imparting highest international standards of quality education. It offers Master’s Certificate and Diploma Courses which are either collaborated with other universities or has partnered with industry or business co-operation.
The continuing education also extends to staff, faculty and students at all levels. It extends as a learning process for growth and working methods of the faculty and staff and as an internal advancement for the students. It is focused on teaching new learning technologies, language competence, information technology, management etc. The individual courses are also open for public.
EHT Zurich has 2 campuses, the main campus and Honggerberg campus; the student life is provided with endless opportunities for musical activity. The student associations are over 100. Europe’s largest sports academic association ASVZ is based at ETH Zurich. A long tradition followed at ETH is the annual Polyball, the most esteemed public event. The Polyball is the biggest decorated ball in Europe. It welcomes dancers, music lovers and party animals to the capaciously decorated main building of ETH.