The Department of Earth Sciences
The Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) is a teaching and research entity of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
The Department carries out the duties given in the Organisation Ordinance in the areas of teaching, research, and planning. It represents the main administrative unit for university staff involved in the area of Earth Sciences.
Top World ranks for Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich
In 2017 ETH Zurich has been ranked no. 1 in the QS World University Rankings in Earth & Marine Sciences for the third time in a row.
ETH Zurich has been ranked no. 3 in Best Global Universities for Geosciences by U.S. News in 2017.
ETH Zurich has been ranked no. 8 in Top 100 universities for physical sciences by Times Higher Education in 2016-2017.
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Earth sciences again best in the world
ETH Zurich's earth scientists performed outstandingly in the QS World University Rankings, again achieving the top place among all universities worldwide. Read more