ETH earth sciences remain Number 1 in the world


ETH Zurich earth scientists performed outstandingly in the QS World University Rankings, achieving the top place among all universities worldwide.

Ground penetrating radar measurements in the Swiss Alps. (Photo: D-ERDW, ETH Zurich)

Earth sciences were again ranked number one for earth and marine sciences in front of Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. The results were recently published by the QS World University Rankings. In the assessment from 2015 and 2016, ETH earth sciences faculty were also ranked number one.

ETH's earth sciences faculty received the highest ratings in the categories "Academic reputation" and "Employer reputation".

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings are one of several tools used to compare universities around the globe. ETH Zurich performs consistently well in these rankings, and is typically the best-placed university in continental Europe. According to the overall QS World University Rankings 2016, ETH achieved 8th place worldwide. The QS Rankings are based on various weighted indicators. These include, for example, the frequency with which published research is cited in other research publications, as well as a reputation-based survey of some 90,000 academics and employers worldwide.

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