ETH remains in 7th place in QS rankings

Zurich – The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) is once again in 7th place in the QS 2025 ranking of the world’s best universities, followed by PSL University in 24th place and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in 26th place.

For the tenth time in a row, ETH has been ranked among the ten best universities in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) Ranking. In the recently published edition for 2025, ETH is in 7th place, as in the previous year. It only performed better in 2020 and 2021 with 6th place. A total of 1500 universities from 105 university systems were assessed, more than ever before.

Such rankings should generally be treated with caution, ETH President Joël Mesot is quoted as saying in a press release issued by his university. Nevertheless, he expressed his thanks to their families: "This result should fill us all with pride, as it is another strong indication that we are doing a good job. My thanks go not only to all the scientists, but also to the technical and administrative staff."

ETH has gained ground this year, particularly in terms of sustainability. Of the ten criteria assessed, only the supervision ratio fell significantly.

For the 13th time in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came out on top, ahead of Imperial College London and the universities of Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge and Stanford. The first continental European universities to follow ETH were the Parisian university PSL in 24th place and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne(EPFL) in 26th place, the latter moving up ten places compared to the previous year.

The University of Zurich is ranked 109th. The universities of Basel, Geneva, Bern and Lausanne are ranked between 131st and 224th. The University of Fribourg follows in 405th place, while the Zurich University of Applied Sciences(ZHAW) is ranked between 781st and 790th. ce/mm

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