QS lists half of Swiss Study Subjects in the global top 100

London – In the 2024 QS ranking, Switzerland is only surpassed by the USA and the UK in terms of the number of subjects in the top 10 worldwide. It is also a leader in training in the hospitality industry. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is ranked first in three subjects.

The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subjects published by the international university analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) once again confirms that Switzerland stands out internationally in terms of academic education. The data collected for 2024 on the performance of 220 subjects at 27 Swiss universities shows that almost half of Swiss subjects (107) are represented in the world's top 100. Of these, 31 subjects are in the top 10, surpassed only by the USA and the UK.

Switzerland also has 30 entries in the five broad disciplines of Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management. For comparison: Germany has 138 entries here, Austria 21. "Switzerland's success in this ranking is the result of international cooperation and an emphasis on the relationship between education, industry and entrepreneurship," Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President of QS, is quoted in a press release.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich is the strongest institution in Switzerland with 29 subjects: 27 of these are ranked in the top 100 and 17 in the top 10 worldwide. As in previous years, the subjects of earth and marine sciences, geology and geophysics are ranked first worldwide.

The Universities of Bern and Zurich stand out in particular in dentistry with 6th and 8th places. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne is represented in the top 10 with the subjects Engineering - Electrical Engineering and Electronics (7), Chemistry (9), Engineering - Chemistry (10) and Materials Science (10).

Switzerland remains the undisputed leader in hotel and leisure management training: with the Lausanne EHL Hospitality Business School in 1st place, the SHMS - Swiss Hotel Management School (2), the Cesar Ritz Universities (3), Les Roches Global Hospitality Management Education (5), the Montreux Hotel Institute (6), the Swiss Culinary Academy (7) and the Glion Institute for Higher Education (8).

For this 14th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subjects, a total of 16,400 higher education programs were evaluated, completed by students at more than 1,500 universities in 96 locations worldwide in 55 academic disciplines and five broad faculty areas. ce/mm

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