Zûrich, the largest city in the German speaking part of Switzerland, is located in the North West of the country. The city is home to more than 400,000 inhabitants, Zûrich airport and the busiest railway station in the country. Among the world’s largest financial centers, Zûrich boasts many financial institutions and banking companies as well as research and development organisations, making it one of the most livable cities in the world.
Zûrich boasts a very high quality of life for its inhabitants and is a leading global city, with ten of the country’s top fifty companies’ headquarters based there. The city regularly receives high scores for work, housing, leisure, safety and, in particular, education as Zûrich is home to two of the most distinguished and prestigious universities in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) is regularly ranked the top university in continental Europe and is recognised mainly in the fields of chemistry, mathematics and physics – meaning that many companies around the city benefits from highly skilled, multilingual students.