Switzerland has 12 universities, 10 of which are cantonal.

An excerpt from the article 45 facts about Switzerland

The first university in Switzerland was founded in Basel in 1460 - it is the oldest university in Switzerland and one of the oldest in the world. The university's library is one of the largest in Switzerland. Nine Nobel Prize winners and two Swiss presidents were associated with this institution. They lectured there, among others: Erasmus of Rotterdam, Paracelsus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Tadeusz Reichstein, Karl Jaspers, and Carl Gustav Jung.

The largest university in Switzerland is the University of Zurich with almost 25.000 students.

Switzerland is home to eight of the top ten hotel schools in the world.