Basel University is an institution of international renown, which achieves outstanding results in research and education. Founded in 1460, it is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a long and successful history to look back on.
As a classical, full-range university with a wide-ranging educational program of the highest quality, Basel attracts students from all over Switzerland and the rest of the world and offers them excellent academic conditions at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Basel University currently has around 13,000 students from about 100 countries, including roughly 2,700 doctoral students.
The seven faculties of Basel University offer a wide range of scientific fields of study. At the same time, it has positioned itself effectively in international competition with its five strategic focus areas: life sciences; art and visual studies; nanoscience; sustainability and energy research; and European and global studies.