A compact metropolis with an extremely high quality of living, an important business and science center – and an ideal convention destination. Zurich is famous as a banking city, but it is also one of the most important centers for research and innovation in Europe. The cosmopolitan city is Switzerland’s economic and scientific hub with an excellent transportation links. ETH Zürich and Zürich University, together with the research centers of major technological companies, provide a breeding ground for pioneering research and innovative startups.

Switzerland regularly features in international rankings as a blueprint to follow in matters of sustainability. Zurich is the most sustainable city in the world, according to the Sustainable Cities Index, and it’s on its way to becoming a 2,000-watt society, something 76.4 percent of the population supports. Two thousand watts per person: that is the maximum our planet will allow in the long term, according to calculations by ETH Zürich.

Switzerland has also earned high regard as a country where diverse cultures live together in fairness and security.