THE World Reputation Rankings 2017: UZH in the Top 100

For the first time, the University of Zurich numbers among the top 100 in the THE World Reputation Rankings. The results are based on a survey of highly respected academics who, on invitation by THE, are asked to identify the world's best universities in terms of their quality of research and teaching.

10,566 Responses from 137 Countries

The Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking publishes a variety of special rankings in addition to its annual institutional ranking, including rankings according to subject and region, and the reputation rankings, which the organization compiles using a questionnaire administered by Elsevier. This survey provides information on which higher education institutions enjoy the best reputation among researchers. To gather data, THE sends an invitation to highly respected scholars to participate in the survey and asks them to name a maximum of 15 higher education institutions from the same discipline. THE is careful to ensure that all disciplines receive equal representation. Moreover, THE places value on having researchers from all over the world participate.

Percentages of Subjects in the Expert Responses

Natural Sciences

14.6%

Medicine

14,5%

Life Sciences

13,3%

Business and Economics

13,1%

Engineering Science

12,7%

Humanities

12,5%

Social Sciences

8,9%

Computer Science

4,2%

Education

2,6%

Psychology

2,6%

Law

0,9%

Distribution of Participating Regions

North America

22%

Asia Pacific

33%

Western Europe

25%

Eastern Europe

11%

Latin America

5%

Middle East

3%

Africa

2%

Three Swiss Universities in the Top 100

Three Swiss higher education institutions are now among the 100 top-ranked universities. Moreover, UZH is the first Swiss comprehensive university to be in the top 100; previously, only the technical universities ETH Zurich (current rank 22) and EPF Lausanne (current rank 46) achieved this result.

* THE limits its exact rankings to the 50 best universities. From place 51, the differences in reputation are so insignificant that a discrete result is not constructive. Instead, these universities are placed in groups of ten and listed in alphabetical order.