University of Basel

65 th
Physical sciences 2015
=98 th
World University Rankings 2017
Petersplatz 1, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland

University of Basel

More about University of Basel

The University of Basel was founded in 1460 and is the oldest university in Switzerland. As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees. The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. At the same time, the university has positioned itself amidst the international competition in the form of five strategic focal areas: life sciences, visual studies, nanosciences, sustainability and energy research and european and global studies.

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Key statistics

  • 17.7
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 12,729
    Number of Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 27%
    Percentage of International Students
Collected during World University Rankings on 22nd Aug 1970

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Petersplatz 1
CH-4001 Basel