ETH Zürich

Ranked as Switzerland’s top university and among the best universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings, ETH Zurich strives not only to provide a quality education to its 16,000 students but also to conduct research that can be applied by private companies and can benefit the general public. The university has a budget of 1.4 billion CHF and focuses mainly on engineering and sciences. Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen, who graduated from what was then the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich, was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics which he was awarded for his work on X-rays. Another 30 Nobel Laureates associated with the university would follow – mostly winning Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry although a few won for their contributions to medicine. The most famous professor to teach at ETH Zurich is Albert Einstein.

Total staff score
1356 points
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# Scientist Country Public Score Academic Score Overall Score
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Richard R. Ernst
Richard R. Ernst
Chemist (Physical Chemist)
Switzerland 6 894 900
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Kurt Wuthrich
Kurt Wuthrich
Chemist (Chemist)
Switzerland 0 456 456