Colleges and universities in Switzerland are places where the doors of knowledge are opened for the generations. Mankind finds the new horizons of knowledge and skills by entering in these institutes. Education plays an important role in the development of mankind, its resources and yields the civilization as well. Education is considered most important in the life of an individual all over the world.

EDUCATION IN SWITZERLAND

As we know that there are no natural resources in Switzerland. So Switzerland has tried to compensate this shortage by getting more advances in the field of education. All its prosperity and development depends on its brain power. That’s why Switzerland has world’s best education system that is strongly accepted and adopted all over the world. In Switzerland, mostly people continue their study in colleges and universities after completion of compulsory education. Educational industry of Switzerland has groomed as much as people around the world desire to send their beloved children to Switzerland for higher studies. Switzerland is recognized throughout the world for its Canton Education System (Kindergarten Schools and Universities). However municipalities of Switzerland provide primary and secondary education as well to their children.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF SWITZERLAND

There are a number of schools and colleges in Switzerland. From the large number of universities, mostly running under Canton whereas some universities run by confederation. Switzerland provides all types of education to its inhabitants whether it is technical, social, commercial, political or Science/art. Duration of education of an individual vary significantly in Switzerland. Aside from the university education of Switzerland, Vocational training is also provided to youngsters in certain colleges. There are seven specialized colleges in Switzerland.

LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES IN SWITZERLAND

As we already mention that there are a number of universities that are accomplishing the responsibility in educating and training the human resources of Switzerland. However there is a list of top universities of Switzerland that can be used for rough guide.

RANK                                                                                    INSTITUTE NAME

1                                                                                              ETH Zurich ( Swiss Federal Institute of  Technology)

2                                                                                              University of Geneva

3                                                                                              University of Basel

4                                                                                              Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne

5                                                                                              University of  Zurich

6                                                                                              University of Bern

7                                                                                              University of Lausanne

There are a number of such private universities and colleges in Switzerland that offer many courses and diplomas. The education system of these institutes is based on Anglo-American system to very extent. The programs and diplomas offered by these institutes are not much preferred in Switzerland; so the individuals taking interest in doing these diplomas/courses are strongly recommended that they must be aware of this point before admitted there.

As concerned the admission criteria in the institutes of Switzerland, it vary with the establishment/development of institutes and other factors. It is suggested that individuals who are looking for admission in the institutes of Switzerland in higher education, they must directly contacted with the institutes so that there may not occur any confusion or discrepancy in the process of admission.

In short education system of Switzerland is known in all over the world. It is providing quality education that covers almost every field of life. Switzerland has compensated its shortage of natural resources in terms of education and professional training of its inhabitants.