The ETH came in 11th place in this year’s World University Ranking compiled by Times Higher Education. This makes it the best university outside the English-speaking world. The first two places went to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in Great Britain, while all other universities in the top 10 were in the USA – among them Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Harvard.
At 11th place, the ETH has fallen by one position relative to last year. It improved its performance in the area of teaching, reputation and faculty-student ratio, but there was a slight drop in its scores for research reputation and number of citations.
“It’s a huge achievement that ETH can also hold its ground within the leading group in the THE rankings. In a league contested by the best of the best, even small nuances can produce occasional shifts in ranking,” commented ETH President Lino Guzzella in a statement.
The Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) ranked 35th this year, whie the University of Zurich also made the ranking in 90th place.