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University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland


History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has a history of success going back over 550 years. Its affiliation is with Utrecht Network, EUCOR. The University of Basel is ranked #135 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. 

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

The university is located in Basel.  It is very easy and convenient to use public transport, bus 30, from the train stations. From the airport, the airport shuttle bus to the train station should be taken to connect bus 30 thereafter. The Master of Science in Business and Economics is the traditional degree program offered at Basel. It takes 3 semesters for the completion of the course of studies and ends with the submission of a Master’s thesis. Broadly it is based on theory, research, and methodology. The vocationally oriented focus is promoted through structured in-depth modules or majors. Seven majors are offered during the program. There are provisions to undertake the program without a major. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The University of Basel has an international reputation for outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Some of the notable alumni are Erasmus of Rotterdam- Renaissance humanists, Paracelsus-  physicians, Jacob Bernoulli-mathematician, Leonhard Euler- mathematician and physicist and Friedrich Nietzsche- philosopher.

Student Diversity and the Visiting Companies

University Of Basel is a very diverse university. Students from all over the world come here to study. Many reputed companies come to this university to provide placement opportunities. Some of the companies in the region often support Masters theses, whereby the students directly get involved with the workings of the company. The Long Night of Careers usually scheduled for November each year at the 13 Swiss Institution for Higher Education features everything from interviews to style coaching.

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