Campus life is correspondingly varied: in addition to numerous scientific events, the its attractions also include exhibitions, concerts, cinema film showings, sports clubs, “science slams” and big social events like the Polyball, which is well-known far beyond the city.
Access to the most up-to-date scientific information and media is essential for ensuring that the world-class education and research can be carried out at ETH Zurich. Students, researchers and university staff can obtain active support on all matters relating to the provision of scientific information from the libraries based at ETH Zurich and from a variety of collections and archives.
An abundance of services and leisure opportunities make ETH Zurich an attractive place to study and work, providing a rich university life and provide for a diverse, varied student life. Zurich is a city where the quality of life is among the best in the world. As Switzerland's largest city it is rich in culture, and it is regarded as safe. Its central location makes it the ideal starting point for excursions. Bern, Lucerne, Basel and Schaffhausen can all be reached in less than an hour by train. Famous places in the Alps like Pilatus, Säntis, the Rigi and even the Jungfraujoch are only a little further away.