International rankings

A leader in innovation and competitiveness

For years, Switzerland and the Greater Zurich Area have occupied top positions worldwide in terms of talent availability, innovative strength, competitiveness and quality of life. A selection of renowned rankings.

Switzerland

Rank Ranking Publisher Issue (with link to ranking)
1 Global Talent Competitiveness Index INSEAD, Adecco Group, Tata
Communications
2022

1

World Talent Ranking

IMD

2022

1

Global Innovation Index

WIPO

2022

1

European Innovation Scoreboard

European Commission

2022

1

World Competitiveness Ranking

IMD

2021

4

Global Competitiveness Report

World Economic Forum (WEF)

2019

5

World Digital Competitiveness

IMD

2022

1

Change Readiness Index

KPMG

2019

1

Best Countries Ranking

U.S. News, Y&R, BAV, Wharton

2022

4

International Tax Competitiveness Index

Tax Foundation 2021
1

Top jurisdiction for investment worthiness
in cryptocurrencies

Cointelegraph Research 2022
1

Industrial Location Index

German Economic Institute

2021

Innovation Champion

Global Innovation Scoreboard

Consumer Technology Association CES

2023

 

Zurich (city of Zurich and Greater Zurich Area)

Rank

Ranking

Publisher

Issue (with link to ranking)

3

Global Liveability Index

Economist Intelligence EIU

2022

1

Innovation Place of the Year

Die Deutsche Wirtschaft

2021

1

European Cities and Regions of the Future - Category “mid-sized European cities” (9th in the overall ranking of cities)

Financial Times fDi Intelligence

2020/21

2

Quality of Living Ranking

Mercer

2019

2

Cities of Opportunity - indicator “Intellectual properties and innovation” (5th place in the overall ranking)

PwC (Swiss special edition of the global study)

2018

5 Regional Innovation Scoreboard European Commission 2021

 

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Rank

Ranking

Publisher

Issue (with link to ranking)

11

(1st outside USA/UK)

World University Rankings

THE Times Higher Education

2023

8

(1st outside USA/UK)

 

World University Rankings

QS

2022

20. (1st outside USA/UK)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

2022

 

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