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University of Basel

Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Rankings:
  • 74 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 75 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 116 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 110 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 139 The Times And Sunday Times University League Tables: UK
  • 139 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 101 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 149 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About University of Basel

The University of Basel is the public university and also the oldest university in Switzerland. University of Basel is considered to be one of the leading University in Switzerland. In 2012, QS World University Rankings ranked the university 121st overall in the world, while two years before it was ranked 96–98th worldwide according to the Russian based Global University Ranking.

Campus information

The University of Basel provided services such as:

  • University Library.
  • University Creche (Nursery)
  • New Media Centre
  • University Sports Centre
  • Unviersity Computational Centre
  • Language Centre
  • University Halls for Residences and Guesthouses

Basel is located along the Rhine river in northern Switzerland, at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland. The border with France on the west bank of the Rhine is about 2 km north of the city--the border with Germany is on the east bank, about 3 km north. Basel has two train stations, the larger Basel SBB is the main Basel station, most of it in Switzerland--but if you're going on to France you can walk to Bâle SNCF. Basel Badischer Bahnhof, run by Deutsche Bahn, hosts many German Trains that don't stop at Basel SBB. You can rent bicycles at Basel SBB.

Accommodation

Basel is divided into two halves by the River Rhine: The northern half is known as Kleinbasel, and the southern half as Grossbasel. Kleinbasel is a very popular area to live for students for two reasons: The rents are lower here than in Grossbasel and there is a very active nightlife. Grossbasel has the advantage of being very close to many of the University buildings, as well as being right in the center of town. The Gundeli quarter is between the Swiss railway station (Bahnhof SBB) and the Margarethen park to the south of the city. Even though Gundeli is a little bit further away from the center of town and the Rhine, it has many advantages such as lower rents and direct access to the public transport at Bahnhof SBB.

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