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Location address: Schweiz, Basel-Stadt, Basel
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A lot of famous people are linked to the University of Basel. Here is a small selection: Erasmus, Daniel Bernoulli, Jacob Burckhardt, Leonhard Euler, Friedrich Nietzsche and Carl Jung.
Leonhard Euler Euler was first studying theology, Greek, and Hebrew at his father’s urging, in order to become a pastor, but his teacher Bernoulli convinced father Euler that Leonhard was destined to become a great mathematician. And so it happened.
The University of Basel (German: Universität Basel) is located in Basel, Switzerland, and is considered to be one of the leading universities in the country. 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. In 2012, the ARWU ranked the university as the 85th best worldwide.