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Regularly among the best

Year after year, little Switzerland achieves big scores in international country rankings. Time and again, the land at the heart of Europe secures top position. In the Global Innovation Index, for example, Switzerland has topped the list of nearly 150 countries three years in a row.

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These rankings help international executives, investment strategists and other business leaders to make informed choices. For conference and event organisers, the same indices also offer useful insights into the relative quality and value of different destinations.

Country rankings

  • Country Brand Index (FutureBrand): measures and compares global perceptions of the world’s nations. In the latest edition, dated 2012-2013, Switzerland ranks first out of 118 countries.
  • www.futurebrand.com
  • Country Reputation Report (Worldwide Leading Reputation): a global study of more than 34,000 ratings, collected from more than 27,000 consumers in the G8 countries. Switzerland in the top 3
  • www.reputationinstitute.com
  • The Global Competitiveness Report: Switzerland first every year since 2009
  • www.weforum.org
  • The Global Innovation Index: Switzerland has topped the list of nearly 150 countries four years in a row
  • http://globalinnovationindex.org
  • The Human Capital Report: Through the report, the World Economic Forum seeks to provide an overview on how well countries are leveraging their human capital and establishing workforces that are prepared for the demands of competitive economies. Switzerland ranks first.
  • reports.weforum.org/human-capital-index-2013
  • Economic Freedom of the World: The annual report of the Economic Freedom Network (Fraser Institute) uses 42 distinct pieces of data to measure economic freedom in 141 nations. Switzerland ranks 4th.
  • www.freetheworld.com
  • Environmental Performance Index: Switzerland first for the past two years in a row.
  • www.epi.yale.edu/epi
  • Energy Sustainability Index: Switzerland ranked first in 2011 and 2013 and second in 2012.
  • www.worldenergy.org
  • The Good Country Index: measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Switzerland is third.
  • http://ideas.ted.com/guess-which-country-does-the-most-good-for-the-planet/
  • Better Life Index (OECD): Switzerland ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics.
  • www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org
  • World Happiness Report: published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), this report ranks the happiest countries, with Northern Europe in the lead and Switzerland on the third place.
  • http://unsdsn.org

City rankings

  • Quality of living survey: Zürich, Geneva and Bern have featured among the top ten in the past three surveys
  • www.mercer.com
  • ESE Cities in Motion Indice: three Swiss cities in the top ten, making Switzerland the highest-ranking country
  • http://ieseinsight.com

University and research rankings

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