UZH in International Rankings

The University of Zurich is placed among the top 100 institutions of higher learning in the most important rankings. The following pages provide a detailed overview of the methodology and data used in the Shanghai Ranking, QS Rankings and the Times World University Rankings.

UZH in the Academic Ranking of World Universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai-Ranking)

  ARWU-Ranking  (Top 500)
University 2016 2017 2018 2019
University of Zurich 54 58 54 61
ETH Zurich 19 19 19 19
University of Geneva 53 60 59 58
EPF Lausanne 92 76 81 78
University of Basel 101-150 95 96 87
University of Bern 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
University of Lausanne 201-300 151-200 101-150 151-200
University of Fribourg 301-400 401-500 301-400 401-500
University of St.Gallen - - - -

How the ARWU-Ranking works.

UZH in the QS Rankings

  QS Rankings (Top 1000)
University 2016 2017 2018 2019
University of Zurich 85 80 73 78
ETH Zurich 8 10 7
University of Geneva 89 95 98 108
EPF Lausanne 14 14 12 149
University of Basel 139 141 149 160
University of Bern 166 181 167 139
University of Lausanne 143 138 146 149
University of St. Gallen 329 288 372 375

UZH in THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  THE Rankings (Top 1000)
University 2018 2019 2020
University of Zurich 136 90 90
ETH Zurich 10 11 13
University of Geneva 130 135 144
EPF Lausanne 38 35 38
University of Basel 95 103 94
University of Bern 105 110 113
University of Lausanne 152 152 198
University of Fribourg 201-250 201-250 301-350

How the THE Rankings work 

UZH in the US News & World Report Best Universities Rankings

  US News Rankings (Top 1250)
University 2017 2018 2019
University of Zurich 70 59 61
ETH Zurich 35 25 25
University of Geneva 91 88 88
EPF Lausanne 40 36 40
University of Basel 131 120 121
University of Bern 143 116 117
University of Lausanne 180 179 182
University of Fribourg 559 529 494