World's Leading Technical and Natural Science University
The "Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule" or ETH in Zurich is one of the world's leading technical and natural science universities. It is an important place of study, research and work for around 19,800 students, including 4,000 PhD students from over 120 countries, with 510 professors and 9100 employees. The ETH was founded in 1855 and was a driving force for the industrialization of Switzerland. In total, the ETH has produced 32 Nobel Prize winners (including Albert Einstein). At ETH, students find an environment that promotes independent thinking, and researchers enjoy a climate that inspires excellence. In the heart of Europe and with a worldwide network, ETH Zurich is developing solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow. ETH is regularly placed in international rankings as one of the world's best universities and the leading university in continental Europe. In 2017, ETH reached 10th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
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