Top 100 Famous Universities in the World - University of Basel (88)

13-08-2017

(WorldKings.org) The University of Basel is located in Basel, Switzerland. Founded on 4 April 1460, it is Switzerland’s oldest university and is counted among the leading institutions of the country.

 

The University of Basel was founded in connection with the Council of Basel. The deed of foundation given in the form of a Papal bull by Pope Pius II on November 12, 1459, and the official opening ceremony was held on April 4, 1460.

 

 

The associated University Library of Basel is the largest and among the most important libraries in the whole of the country. The university hosts the faculties of theology, law, medicine, humanities and social sciences, science, psychology, and business and economics, as well as numerous cross-disciplinary subjects and institutes, such as the Biozentrum for biomedical research and the Institute for European Global Studies. In 2016, the University boasted 12,852 students and 377 professors. International students accounted for 25 percent of the student body.

 

 

Well-respected rankings attest to the University of Basel’s academic performance:

  • Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2016/2017): 98
  • Leiden Ranking (2016): 45
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (2016): 101-150

 

 

 


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