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Universität Basel

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The city of Basel is home to the oldest university in Switzerland. Founded upon the initiative of local citizens in 1460, the University of Basel is a modern and attractive centre of teaching, learning, and research situated in the heart of the historic old town. The University of Basel has been self-managed since 1996 whilst remaining under the jurisdiction of the Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. It provides committed individuals from all over the world with a strong academic community and an inspiring work environment. It is home to 3500 staff. Its annual budget is approximately 500 million Swiss francs, of which one fourth each is borne by the two sponsoring cantons. The remaining costs are covered through federal contributions, third-party funding, other cantons, and tuition fees. The University of Basel has full university status. It offers degree programmes across the arts and sciences, ranging from Archaeology to Zoology. One of their distinctive strengths is the focus on «Culture» and «Life Sciences.» Comprising 9000 undergraduate and 2000 postgraduate and doctoral students, the University of Basel is comparatively small by European standards. 320 professors and 1300 academic staff are dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering independent thinking and socially responsible action. There is a high female student roll (55%) – tending upwards – and an increasing number of international students (20%). Their mission is to accomplish first-class research, teaching, and public service. Basel is ranked among the world’s one hundred best universities and boasts a top-ten place among German-speaking universities.

Country Switzerland
School name Universität Basel
City Basel
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Theology
Law
Medicine
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science
Business and Economy
Psychology
Faculty
(Graduate)
Theology
Law
Medicine
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science
Business and Economy
Psychology
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English, German
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1460
The number of students (Undergraduate) 9,000
The number of students (Graduate) 2,000
Test required for admission Document review, Language proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students 2,200
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 74
Address Petersplatz 1 4001 Basel Schweiz
Link to official website http://www.unibas.ch/
Link to contact website http://www.unibas.ch/index.cfm?5ECA031A0B2F06328648DDC1C4442458