Academic Positions Europe

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

The university at a glance

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years.

1460
Founded
12560
Students and Doctoral students
3000
International students
5600
Employees
4300
Scientists

The University of Basel is a research university with a high output of scientific publications and maintains strong partnerships.

Thanks to its research achievements, the university is regularly listed in the world's top 100 higher education institutions in various global rankings.

The University of Basel consists of seven faculties in which it engages with a broad range of research activities in all of the basic scientific fields. By placing a strategic focus on five thematic focal areas, the University of Basel is able to sharpen its scientific profile and bolster its international presence.

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