Universities

University of Basel

Basel

Educating Talents – since 1460

The University of Basel is proud to be Switzerland’s oldest university. Over the centuries, it has evolved to become an internationally respected, regionally integrated research university with an extensive curriculum that enjoys an excellent position within the life sciences and other disciplines. The key to achieving this lies in the University’s future-oriented positioning that has been at the core of its strategy.

The Basel region belongs to the most successful life science clusters in the world. Naturally, we also want to belong to the world’s best research institutions in this field. At the same time, the University of Basel strives to create knowledge in all kinds of disciplines for the benefit of society. We build knowledge not only in the life sciences and medicine but also in the humanities and social sciences, fields that are imperative to the development of society.

Think about digitalization or personalized health care. These methods will soon change our lives fundamentally. But who will guide people through these changes? Who will consider their fears? And who will provide the legal basis? At the University of Basel, experts from numerous disciplines are working on finding answers to these questions.

 

The best talent for Basel

Well-respected rankings attest to the University of Basel’s outstanding academic performance. We want to consolidate further and extend our leading position. The number of PhDs from all over the world is proof that we are in the top league of research. These individuals have chosen Basel because they are supervised by excellent professors here. In addition to cutting-edge facilities, these young researchers also find a culture of cooperation and openness in Basel. We support them in turning their innovative research into new products, applications and services.

We offer our own individual answer to the global challenges of our times. We build on our strengths and maintain close relations with economy and culture, society and politics. As an internationally connected research institution, the University of Basel will expand its global focus even further in the future, while also playing a central role in the Basel region.

 

RESEARCH + TEACHING AREAS

  • Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Historical and Cultural Sciences
  • Language Sciences, Literature, Communication Sciences
  • Law, Criminology
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports and Physical Education
  • Special Pedagogy, Educational Science, Subject-specific Didactics
  • Theology, Sciences of Religion

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

  • Number of Bachelor programmes: 50
  • Number of Master programmes: 81
  • Number of PhD programmes: 43

VOICES

At a glance

FOUNDED IN 1460

12873 STUDENTS

23.7% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

52% OF THE PHD STUDENTS ARE COMING FROM ABROAD

850 CHF TUITION FEES/SEMESTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (2018/19)

THE WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS: 95

ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES (SHANGHAI RANKING): 95

CWTS LEIDEN RANKING: 57

NOBEL PRIZE: 2

LASKER PRIZE: 1

KAVLI PRIZE: 1

BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE: 1