US News Global Universities Ranking 2019

The University of Zurich has come in 61st in this year’s ranking, an excellent result that again places UZH among the best 100 universities worldwide. UZH has thus maintained its high position. 

UZH achieved an excellent overall rank of 61 worldwide and even came in 18th among European universities. In Switzerland, only two higher education institutions achieved higher rankings (ETH Zurich at 25, and EPFL at 40), and UZH is Switzerland’s best-ranked comprehensive university, ahead of the University of Geneva, which was ranked 88th. The positive results are mainly due to excellent performance – when compared globally – in the following indicators:

2019 Global Rank Indicator
22

Regional research reputation

49 Percentage of total publications with international collaboration
59 Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited
59 Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited
59 Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field
66 Total citations
83 Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field
89 Normalized citation impact
82 Publications
101 Global research reputation

Overall, UZH numbers among the 101 best universities worldwide in 10 of 13 indicators. The fact that these indicators focus largely on actual achievements in research underlines the high quality of scholarship at UZH.

Worldwide Subject Area Ranking

UZH ranks among the best 100 universities worldwide in 13 out of 18 subject areas:

2019 Global Rank Subject area / change to 2018
18

Immunology (no change)

22

Biology and Biochemistry (no change)

29

Plant and Animal Science (+3)

29

Neuroscience and Behavior (+1)

45

Psychiatry/Psychology (+6)

53

Environmental Sciences (-9)

56

Molecular Biology and Genetics (-9)

56

Clinical Medicine (+1)

58

Microbiology (+8)

61

Economics and Business (+4)

65

Geosciences (-4)

86

Social Sciences and Public Health (+8)

96

Arts and Humanities (+1)

The US News & World Report issues the most well-known university rankings in the United States, where they’re still widely considered a major source of information for ambitious researchers and prospective students. The ranking shows indicators rating an entire institution as well as in individual subject areas. Both ranking types are based on the same 13 indicators, which are weighted differently depending on the subject area.