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.
The University of Basel is an international research university with strong roots in one of the world's most productive and innovative economic regions. Several renowned research institutions and international companies with which the university maintains strong partnerships are located in the immediate vicinity. As a historic cultural city on the border of Germany and France, Basel has an international flair.