The University of Zurich (UZH) was founded in 1833 and is Switzerland's largest university. Its seven faculties encompass over 150 academic departments and institutes including various graduate schools. Within this setting, the UZH offers a choice of more than 130 different degree-granting programs as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories and study programs. It is counted among the world's top institutions for its cutting-edge research in various global and European rankings. The UZH is also proud to be a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the top tier of European research institutions. Through its close cooperation with the ETH, the University of Zurich also offers the largest study program in the field of Life Sciences in Switzerland. Furthermore, the UZH is member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities for the 21st century. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics holds accrediation under the American AACSB label and the European EQUIS label. The UZH is a research-based institution and provides a stimulating and inspiring environment for the advancement of innovative and high-quality teaching. In order to attract the best and brightest minds worldwide, the university strives to provide an ideal setting for research and education.