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Switzerland
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Population (2007):
7.5 Mio. (21% foreigners)
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Area:
41 300 km2
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Languages (2000):
63.7% German
20.4% French
6.4% Italian
0.5% Romansh
9.0% other
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GDP (2006):
Swiss
486 200 million CHF
Federal Statistical Office
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Population according to majority language
German
French
Italian
Romansh
No dominance
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R&D Investment as % of GDP (2005*)
0%
1%
2%
3%
Sweden
Finland
Japan*
Switzerland
USA*
Germany
France
UK*
Italy
China*
4%
Government
Private sector
EU-25: 1.7% OECD: 2.3%
* or most recent data
Source: Eurostat/Swiss Federal Statistical Office, 2007
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Expenditure on R&D
Per capita in US$ (2004)
1000
(Purchasing power parity, Swiss Federal Statistics Office/Eurostat 2006)
900
800
700
600
private sector
500
government
400
300
200
100
0
Switzerland
USA
Germany
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Comparison: Economic vs. Scientific Wealth
Wealth intensity
(GDP
perperson)
person)
(GDP per
Source: Nature. Vol 430. 15 July 2004
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Higher Education in Switzerland
2 ETHs (Zurich and Lausanne)
10 Cantonal Universities
17 Federal Research Institutes
8 Regional Univ. of Applied
Sciences (Fachhochschulen)
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Swiss Universities
Students 2006/2007
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ETH Domain
Federal Department of Home Affairs
Board of the Federal Institutes of Technology
(“ETH-Rat”)
ETH Zurich
EPFL
PSI
WSL
EMPA
EAWAG
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
Paul Scherrer Institute
Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forests, Snow and Landscape
Materials Science & Technology
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology
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ETH
Hönggerberg
(Science City)
University of Zurich
Irchel
ETH Zentrum
University of
Zurich
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ETH Science City
„ETH Hönggerberg
will become a hightech campus,
making Science City
a place for over
10,000 people to
live and work“
(Prof. G. Schmitt,
Vice-President
Planning &
Logistics)
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Key Figures (2006)
Bachelor students
international
of which from
Master/Diploma students
international
of which from
Doctoral students
international
of which from
Professors (in full-time equivalents)
of which associate professors
of which assistant professors
international
2794
Research Staff (incl. doctoral students) (FTEs)
4969
Administrative and Infrastructure staff
Budget
6320
615 (10%)
3903
512 (13%)
1500 (54%)
359
31
50
219 (61%)
969
1172 million CHF
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Number of Students at
Diploma, BSc & MSc Level
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
1980
1990
1985
Graduates (Diploma)
Graduates (Bachelor)
Incl. Professional Officers, Sports teachers
1995
2000
Graduates (Master)
Entries (D/B/M)
2005
Doctoral Students
800
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Entries CH
Entries Int'l
Doctoral degrees
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Proportion of Women as % of Total
100
90
80
70
male
60
female
50
40
30
20
10
0
1994 2006
Professors
1994 2006
Scientific Staff
1994 2006
Other
1994 2006
Students
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Budget (2006: 1’172 Mio. CHF)
Income (2006)
Expenditure (2006)
1%
20%
16%
16%
64%
83%
federal budget
private and project funding
fees
staff
investments
running costs
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Organizational structure
Aligned responsibilities for teaching and research
Executive Board
(Prof. Ralph Eichler)
Rector
Vice-President Education
(Prof. Heidi WunderliAllenspach)
Vice-President
Research
Vice-President
Planning and
Logistics
(Prof. Peter Chen)
(Prof. Gerhard
Schmitt)
University Assembly
President
16 Departments
8 Infrastructure Domains
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ETH 16 Departments
Construction
and Geomatics
Architecture
Engineering
Sciences
Natural
Sciences and
Mathematics
School Domain
Earth, Environment & Management and
Social Sciences
Natural Resources
Mathematics
Earth Sciences
Management,
Technology,
and Economics
Physics
Environmental
Sciences
Humanities,
Social and
Political Sciences
Computer
Science
Chemistry and
Applied
Biosciences
Agricultural and
Food Sciences
Materials Science
Biology
Mechanical
and Process
Engineering
Civil, Environmental Information Technology and Electrical
and Geomatic
Engineering
Engineering
Biosystems
Science
and Engineering
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Swiss Education System
Age
Continuing Education
Doctorate
Master of Advanced Studies (60 ECTS)
Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS)
Certificate of Advanced Studies (10 ECTS)
25
Diploma/
Licence
Master
Master
(90/120 ECTS)
(90/120 ECTS)
(4-5 yrs)
Bachelor
(180 ECTS)
ETHs and Universities
Diploma
(3-4 yrs)
Bachelor
(180 ECTS)
Universities of Applied Sciences
Universities of Teacher Education
19
Maturity Certificate
Upper Secondary Schools
(Maturitätsschulen)
Professional / Specialized
Maturity Certificate
Apprenticeship
Specialized Middle Schools
16
Primary and Lower Secondary Education
7
ECTS = European Credit Transfer System
19
Percentage of age group with
qualification required to enter University
Upper secondary school graduation rates (ISCED 3A), 2005 (or latest data)
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
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OECD Education at a Glance 2007
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Faculty
 International (~60% Non-Swiss)
 Careful search and appointment:
responsibility of president
 Goal and policy: the best from all over the world
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Recruitment country
Professors taking office in 2001–2006:
Others* 15%
Germany 24%
N=42
N=27
N=32
N=77
USA 18%
*
Austria
Benelux
Canada
France
Greece
Japan
Scandinavia
Spain
UK
2
3
4
6
2
1
2
1
6
Switzerland
43%
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International Cooperation in Education
 ERASMUS student exchange
 IDEA League
Imperial College, TU Delft, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen, ParisTech
Aim: Strategic partnership in all areas of operation
 UNITECH International
TU Delft • ETH Zurich • RWTH Aachen • Politecnico di Milano • Ecole Centrale, Paris
• UPC Barcelona • Chalmers + 23 corporate partners
Aim: integrated engineering and management degree with international internship
experience
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Centers of Competence
At ETH Zurich
ETH Domain
CC-DDM
CCES
Energy Science
Digital Design &
Modeling
Environment &
Sustainability
MNSP
NIDECO
CCMX
Micro & Nano
Science
Int‘l Development
& Cooperation
Materials Science &
Technology
CIMST
ESC
With other partners
SystemsX.ch
Risklab
Systems Biology
Risk Management
Finance & Insurance
CC-HK
XERR
History of
Knowledge
Xenobiotic &
Environmental Risk
PSC
RHEO
Rheology
HazNET
CCEM
Imaging Science &
Technology
Natural Hazards
Energy & Sustainable
Mobility
Plant Science
MRC
ICCI
Materials Research
Innovation Research
NCCBI
ZNZ
CC-SPMD
Neuroscience
Systems Physiology &
Metabolic Diseases
SEREC
CC-AD
Electromagnetics
CEAC
Architecture &
Design
Analytical
Chemistry
Biomedical Imaging
ETH Zurich 2008-2011: Strategic Initiatives
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Systems X (ETH Domain Competence Center)
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Environment and Sustainability (ETH Domain Competence Center)
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From Understanding the Brain to Building Intelligent Systems
Swiss Design Science Center
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Re-Industrializing Switzerland
Neuroscience Initiative
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Recognizing and Mastering Risks and Security
Nano/Quantum Science and Technology (related to CCMX)
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The Future of Medicine
Supporting Science and Creativity
Swiss High-End Computing Initiative
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Unlimited Computing Power
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Spin-offs
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Quality Assurance
 Course evaluation by students
 Assessment of curricula by alumni
 Peer review of departments by international experts
 Project evaluation by research committee
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European Top Universities
Rank
Institution
Country
World Rank
1
University of Cambridge
UK
4
2
University of Oxford
UK
10
3
Imperial College London
UK
23
4
University College London
UK
25
5
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
27
6
University of Paris 06
France
39
7
University of Utrecht
Netherlands
42
8
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
46
15
University of Zurich
Switzerland
58
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education, 2007
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