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

2019

1

Global Innovation Index

Cornell, INSEAD, WIPO

2019
 

1

European Innovation Scoreboard

European Commission

2020

4

Global Competitiveness Report

World Economic Forum (WEF)

2019

3

World Competitiveness Ranking

IMD

2020

5

World Digital Competitiveness

IMD

2019

1

Change Readiness Index

KPMG

2019

1

Best Countries Ranking

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

2020

 

Zurich (city of Zurich and Greater Zurich Area)

Rank

Ranking

Publisher

Issue (with link to ranking)

17

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

INSEAD, Adecco Group, Tata Communications

2020

1

Regional Innovation Scoreboard

The canton of Ticino, the most recent extension of Greater Zurich, ranks 2nd place.

European Commission

2019

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

3

European Cities and Regions of the Future - Category “mid-sized European regions” (13th in the overall ranking of regions)

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

 

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

 

ETH Zurich - toogether with its sister institutes Empa and Eawag - is a member and academic partner of the Greater Zurich Area Foundation.

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