ETH Zurich in top 20 of the world’s best universities
The Zurich-based Federal Institute of Technology, or ETHZ, is one of best universities in the world, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, released yesterday by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
ETHZ came in 19th place on the annual list. The universities of Zurich and Geneva appeared in the top 60, while the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the University of Basel made it into the top 100.
Harvard University in the US was top of the list for the 16th year running, followed by Stanford University, again in the US, and Cambridge University in the UK.
The criteria used in the ranking process include the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields medals, the number of highly cited researchers, and the number of articles published in journals of nature and science.