University of Zurich
The University of Zurich (UZH, Template:Lang-de), located in the city of Zurich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy.
Currently, the university has faculties of arts, chiropractic medicine<ref name="KiroMed">Template:Cite web </ref> economics, law, medicine, science, theology and veterinary medicine. The university claims to offer the widest range of subjects and courses at any Swiss higher education institution.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Academics
- 4 Student life
- 5 Notable alumni and faculty
- 6 Associated institutions
- 7 Notes and references
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
The University of Zurich was founded on April 29, 1833, when the existing colleges of theology (founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525), law and medicine were merged with a new faculty of Philosophy. It was the first university in Europe to be founded by the state rather than a monarch or church. The university allowed women to attend philosophy lectures from 1847, and admitted the first female doctoral student in 1866. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was added in 1901, the oldest such faculty in the world. In 1914, the university moved to new premises designed by the architect Karl Moser on Rämistrasse 71.<ref name=History>. University Zurich hosts several nobel price winners, such as Alber Einstein, Röntgen, etc. Template:Citation </ref>
The university is scattered all over the city of Zurich. There are several libraries available for use by members of the university, including the ETH-library, and the Zurich Central Library, with over 5 million volumes.<ref name=Map> Template:Cite map </ref>
The Institute and Museum for the History of Medicine is part of the university.
The University of Zurich as a whole also ranks in the top ten of Europe and in the top fifty worldwideTemplate:Citation needed Notably in the fields of bioscience and finance, there is a close-knit collaboration between the University of Zurich and the ETH (Federal Institute for Technology, just across the road).Template:Citation needed
Video of the Economics Faculty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1nW-SVaT6w
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University RankingTemplate:Citation needed (heavy emphasis on research output – citations, Nobel prizes etc.)
- 53rd globally and 12th in Europe.
- THES - QS World University Rankings (heavy emphasis on peer review)
- 61st globally and 14th in Europe.
- QS World University Rankings 2011 (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings)
- 106th globally.
- Professional Ranking of World Universities (Based on the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies.)
- 32nd globally and 10th in Europe.
- University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2010
- 52nd globally and 1st in Switzerland.
According to Handelsblatt, the Department of Economics was ranked first (in 2009?) in the German-speaking area and in 2009 the faculty of Business Administration was ranked third in the German-speaking area.
Bachelor courses are taught in Standard German ("Hochdeutsch"), but use of English is increasing in many faculties. All Master courses at the Faculty of Science are held in English. In some highly competitive and international programs, such as the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance, all lectures are held in English.
Notable fellows of the university
- Rolf Pfeifer – Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, IFI
The university's Academic Sports Association (ASVZ) offers a wide range of sports facilities to students of the university.
Notable alumni and faculty
Politics, law and society
Economics, business and management
Nobel Prize laureates
|1901||Physics||Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen|
|1914||Physics||Max von Laue|
|1949||Medicine||Walter Rudolf Hess|
|1987||Physics||Karl Alex Müller|
|1996||Medicine||Rolf M. Zinkernagel|
- Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Notes and references
- List of largest universities by enrollment in Switzerland
- List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)
- Information for prospective students
- Official homepage Template:De icon
- Official homepage in English
- About the university (in German)
- About the University (in English)
- Union of students' associations of the University of Zurich
- The Ranking Forum of Swiss Universities