5 Swiss Universities in Top 100 – Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesFive Swiss universities ranked among the best 100 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, making Switzerland the most successful country with the biggest number of universities ranked among the top 100, apart from U.S. and U.K.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) ranked No. 19, moving up 1 notch from the previous survey. It was again the highest ranking university outside the U.S. and U.K. Both the University of Zurich (56th) and the University of Geneva (66th) moved up in the rankings from 60th and 69th, whereas the University of Basel lost ground, falling to 90th from 83rd. The Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) was ranked 96th, breaking into the top 100.
By country, U.S. had the most universities ranked with 52, or more than half in the 100 list. The U.K. was second with 8 universities ranked within the top 100, followed by Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands with 4 universities respectively. Japan and Sweden had 3 universities each.
Japan, the only Asian Country
Japan was the only Asian country to have universities in the top 100 list. The University of Tokyo ranked No. 21, Kyoto University No. 26 and Osaka University No. 78.
Furthermore Switzerland, Japan and France were the only countries apart from the U.S. and U.K. to have two universities in the top 10 lists by areas of study. ETH Zurich scored No. 8 in the Natural Sciences/ Mathematics as well as the Chemistry categories. The University of Tokyo was No.7 in Physics and Kyoto University was No. 9 in Chemistry, immediately after ETH Zurich.
Together with the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s ARWU is one of three main ranking lists used to compare higher education institutions worldwide.