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
2020

1

World Talent Ranking

IMD

2020

1

Global Innovation Index

Cornell, INSEAD, WIPO

2021
 

1

European Innovation Scoreboard

European Commission

2021

1

World Competitiveness Ranking

IMD

2021

4

Global Competitiveness Report

World Economic Forum (WEF)

2019

6

World Digital Competitiveness

IMD

2021

1

Change Readiness Index

KPMG

2019

1

Best Countries Ranking

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

2020

4

International Tax Competitiveness Index

Tax Foundation 2021
1

Industrial Location Index

German Economic Institute 2021

 

Zurich (city of Zurich and Greater Zurich Area)

 

Rank

Ranking

Publisher

Issue (with link to ranking)

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)

13

(1st outside USA/UK)

World University Rankings

THE Times Higher Education

2020

6

(1st outside USA/UK)

 

World University Rankings

QS

2021

19. (1st outside USA/UK)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

2019

 

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