Zurich – The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and the University of Zurich (UZH) are offering a Joint Master of Science in Quantitative Finance. This is regarded as Europe’s best master’s in this field, a ranking by Risk.net reveals.

Financial news platform Risk.net has published its latest ranking of the world’s leading quantitative finance master’s programs. The Master Quantitative Finance taught jointly by ETH and UZH has risen eight places since last year’s ranking to fourth overall worldwide. It is therefore the highest-ranking in this field in Europe. The top three spots are taken by universities in the USA, namely Princeton University, Baruch College (City University of New York) and New York University.

According to the ranking, the employment rate of students who complete the joint program at ETH and UZH is 100 percent. Academic director Erich Walter Farkas says the program was successfully delivered digitally in the face of unprecedented disruption due to the coronavirus crisis in 2020. The courses will be conducted remotely in 2021 as well.

In addition to the Zurich Master’s course, the top 25 included another degree program in Switzerland, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). It ranked 19th. This course also had a very high employment rate of 91 percent.

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