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 2019 2020 2021
University of Zurich 61 56 54
ETH Zurich 19 20 21
University of Geneva 58 59 60
EPF Lausanne 78 83 91
University of Basel 78 88 87
University of Bern 101–150 101–150 101–150
University of Lausanne 151–200 101–150 101–150
University of Fribourg 401–500 401–500 401–500
University of St.Gallen - - -

How the ARWU-Ranking works.

UZH in the QS Rankings

  QS Rankings (Top 1000)  
University 2020 2021 2022
University of Zurich  76 69 70
ETH Zurich 6 6 8
University of Geneva 110 106 105
EPF Lausanne 18 14 14
University of Basel 151 149 138
University of Bern 123 114 119
University of Lausanne 153 153 176
University of St. Gallen 398 398 459

UZH in THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  THE Rankings (Top 1000)
University 2020 2021 2022
University of Zurich 90 73 75
ETH Zurich 13 14 15
University of Geneva 144 149 197
EPF Lausanne 38 43 40
University of Basel 94 92 103
University of Bern 113 114 101
University of Lausanne 198 169 176
University of Fribourg 301–350 601-650 401-500

How the THE Rankings work 

UZH in the US News & World Report Best Universities Rankings

  US News Rankings (Top 1250)
University 2018 2019 2020
University of Zurich 59 61 58
ETH Zurich 25 25 25
University of Geneva 88 88 94
EPF Lausanne 36 40 45
University of Basel 120 121 128
University of Bern 116 117 112
University of Lausanne 179 182 183
University of Fribourg 529 494 472