List of universities in Switzerland

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This article lists universities in Switzerland.

The Swiss law on publicly financed universities, the Swiss University Conference and its accreditation body the CRUS/OAQ recognizes:[1] 12 Swiss universities (10 cantonal universities and two federal institutes of technology) and a number of public Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences and other education institutions, as Higher Education institutions.[2][3]


Universities of Applied Sciences[edit]

according to the Fachhochschulgesetz (FHSG) / Loi fédérale sur les hautes écoles spécialisées (LHES):

Higher Education Institutions of Art and Music[edit]

Universities of Teacher Education[edit]

according to diploma recognition by the EDK / CDIP:

Federal Institut[edit]

according to the Berufsbildungsgesetz (BBG), Art. 48 / Loi fédérale sur la formation (LFPr), l'art. 48

Other institutions accredited by the Swiss University Conference[edit]

Other University-level Institutions[edit]

International rankings for the public universities[edit]

According to the THE–QS World University Rankings:

ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)10212442242018181312
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne323464117504232352919
University of Geneva (Université de Genève)NR8839105687271697471
University of Zurich (Universität Zürich)NR85109140106921011069078
University of Basel (Universität Basel)NR12775114131108137151121110
University of Lausanne (Université de Lausanne)NR13389NR161168152136115111
University of Bern (Universität Bern)NRNR178NR192193162143149154
University of St. Gallen (Universität St. Gallen)NR150NRNRNRNRNRNR393411-420

NR = no ranking or ranking outside top 200.

List of other private schools and colleges[edit]

See Category:Business schools in Switzerland and Category:Private schools in Switzerland

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]