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 2018 2019 2020
University of Zurich 54 61 56
ETH Zurich 19 19 20
University of Geneva 59 58 59
EPF Lausanne 81 78 83
University of Basel 96 87 88
University of Bern 101–150 101–150 101–150
University of Lausanne 101–150 151–200 101–150
University of Fribourg 301–400 401–500 401–500
University of St.Gallen - - -

How the ARWU-Ranking works.

UZH in the QS Rankings

  QS Rankings (Top 1000)
University 2018 2019 2020
University of Zurich 73 78 76
ETH Zurich 10 7 6
University of Geneva 98 108 110
EPF Lausanne 12 149 18
University of Basel 149 160 151
University of Bern 167 139 123
University of Lausanne 146 149 153
University of St. Gallen 372 375 398

UZH in THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  THE Rankings (Top 1000)
University 2019 2020 2021
University of Zurich 90 90 73
ETH Zurich 11 13 14
University of Geneva 135 144 149
EPF Lausanne 35 38 43
University of Basel 103 94 92
University of Bern 110 113 114
University of Lausanne 152 198 169
University of Fribourg 201–250 301–350 601-650

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