The faculty of medicine at the University of Zurich is the largest of the five medical faculties in Switzerland. It hosts 1400 students (about 220 students in each of the six years) plus 700 doctoral students.
Around 150 full professors (faculty members), more than 700 associate professors and other teaching faculty is in charge of putting the curriculum into practice.
The language of all lectures and courses in the undergraduate curriculum is German.
The Primary teaching hospital is the University Hospital Zürich which concentrates 34 Clinics and 23 Institutes. It comprises all fields of modern medicine and treats more than 32'000 inpatients and 150'000 ambulatory patients /year.
University of Zurich
The University of Zurich was founded in 1833, though its origins stretch back as far as 1525 and the days of protestant reformer Ulrich Zwingli. Today, the University enjoys international renown as a place of education and research. Two thousand lecturers in 140 special institutes provide the broadest range of subjects and courses available from any Swiss seat of higher education. With 26'000 students and 1,900 graduates every year, Zurich is also Switzerland’s largest university. The University provides academic services, works with the private sector and considers itself part of a national and global network for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge. Zurich’s international reputation is based on groundbreaking research, particularly in molecular biology, brain research and anthropology, and on the work of the University Hospital and Veterinary Hospital. The University’s researchers, lecturers and students benefit from the infrastructure that Zurich provides as a center of teaching and research. Apart from its own institutions, the University offers its members access to archive collections, libraries and the facilities of the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), as well as to the city’s private institutions. Nine museums and collections, covering subjects from anthropology to zoology, constitute yet another valuable academic resource.
City of Zurich
The City of Zurich (400'000 inhabitants, with agglomerations almost one million) is the largest city of Switzerland. While Berne is the political capital of the country, Zurich is the financial and economic centre. In addition, a broad offer of theatres, concerts, museums, art-galleries, libraries and bookshops makes Zurich a culturally attractive city. Thanks to its central and beautiful location at the Zurich lakeside, Zurich is a very attractive but as well relatively expensive place.