Short review of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich


ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
in Zurich) is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of
Zürich, Switzerland. It is an integral part of the Swiss Federal
Institutes of Technology Domain (ETH Domain) that is directly subordinate to Switzerland’s
Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. The school was founded by the Swiss Federal
Government in 1854 with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists, serve
as a national center of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction
between the scientific community and industry. ETH Zurich is ranked among the top universities
in the world. Typically, popular rankings place the institution
as the best university in continental Europe and ETH Zurich is consistently ranked among
the top 1-5 universities in Europe, and among the top 3-10 best universities in the world. Education at ETH Zurich generally focuses
more on theoretical aspects than application and most degree programs contain a high amount
of mathematical training. ETH Zurich has two campuses. The main building was constructed in the 1860s
in the heart of the city. As the university grew, it spread into the
surrounding quarters. As a result, the Zentrum campus consists of
various buildings and institutions throughout Zürich and firmly integrates the ETH in the
city. The main building stands directly across the
street from the University of Zürich. The annual Polyball is the most prestigious
public event at ETH, with a long tradition since the 1880s. The end of November, the Polyball welcomes
around 10,000 dancers, music-lovers and partygoers in the extensively decorated main building
of ETH. The Polyball is the biggest decorated ball
in Europe. The institute has produced over 20 Nobel Prize
Laureates, including the father of modern physics and the inventor of the general theory
of relativity Albert Einstein.

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