List of Universities in Switzerland – Swedish Universities Ranking

Full List of College and Universities in Switzerland

1University of Bern

The University of Bern is a university in the Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern. It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programs in eight faculties and some 150 institutes.

2University of Basel

The University of Basel is a university in Basel, Switzerland. Founded on 4 April 1460, it is Switzerland’s oldest university and among the world’s oldest surviving universities. The university is traditionally counted among the leading institutions of higher learning in the country.

3University of Fribourg

The University of Fribourg is a public university located in Fribourg, Switzerland. The roots of the university can be traced back to 1580 when the notable Jesuit Peter Canisius founded the Collège Saint-Michel in the City of Fribourg.

4University of Geneva

The University of Geneva is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1559 by John Calvin as a theological seminary. It remained focused on theology until the 17th century when it became a center for Enlightenment scholarship.

5University of Neuchâtel

The University of Neuchâtel is a French-speaking university based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The university has four faculties and more than a dozen institutes, including arts and human sciences, natural sciences, law and economics.

6University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. As of fall 2017, about 15,000 students and 3,300 employees study and work at the university.

7University of Lucerne

The University of Lucerne is a public university with a campus in Lucerne, Switzerland. 1,460 undergraduates and 1,258 postgraduate students attend the university, which makes it Switzerland’s smallest university. Despite its size, it holds an international reputation in several areas.

8University of Lugano

The Università della Svizzera italiana, sometimes referred to as the University of Lugano, in English-speaking contexts, is a public Swiss university established in 1995, with campuses in Lugano, Mendrisio and Bellinzona.

9University of St. Gallen

The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it specializes in business administration, economics, law, and international affairs. It is known as HSG, an abbreviation of its former German name Handels-Hochschule St. Gallen.

10University of Zurich

The University of Zurich, located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with its 28,000 enrolled students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine which go back to 1525, and a new faculty of philosophy.

11Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne is a research institute and university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specializes in natural sciences and engineering. It is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, and it has three main missions: education, research and technology transfer.

12Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH

ETH Zürich is a public research university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, the school focuses exclusively on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

13Zurich University of Applied Sciences

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences located in the city of Winterthur, with facilities in Zurich and Wädenswil, is one of the largest universities of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and is part of the Zürcher Fachhochschule.

14University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland refers to a group of institutions of higher education situated in Western Switzerland.

15Bern University of Applied Sciences

The Bern University of Applied Sciences is a public vocational university with a strong national and international profile. It comprises six departments and also incorporates the Higher Technical School of Wood, which is affiliated with the Department of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering.

16Lucerne University of Applied Sciences

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is one of seven regional, public-funded universities of applied sciences founded in 1997 in its current form. The University was called the University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland until 15 October 2007.

17University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland

The University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland is a governing body of the four Universities of Applied Science in Eastern Switzerland. They are located in St. Gallen, Rapperswil, Chur and Buchs.

18University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

The FHNW is a leading university of applied sciences in Switzerland. It is composed of nine schools at four main campuses in the operating cantons Aargau, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Solothurn. Its broad range of degree programs, its hands-on concept, its innovative research and its global network make the FHNW a diverse educational institution, a sought-after partner in industry and an attractive employer in northwestern Switzerland.

19University of Applied Sciences Southern Switzerland

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland is one of the Universities of Applied Sciences of the Swiss Confederation. SUPSI offers more than 30 bachelor and master courses, complementing theoretical scientific knowledge and practical technological advances applied to real projects.

20Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland

The Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences is one of eight federally recognized Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences. It currently comprises the following Departments: Department of Business and Management Department of Health Department of Music Department of Law – Kalaidos Law School.


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