The Executive Board is the supreme committee of ETH Zurich. It is responsible for the areas education, research, and administration. The Executive Board ensures that the university assumes its social, cultural, and economic responsibilities.
ETH Zurich is among the world’s leading technical universities. Its research activities are internationally accredited. Students are offered an excellent education and employees benefit form attractive working conditions. The Executive Board’s activities are aimed at ensuring and enhancing these conditions.
The Executive Board enacts decrees and administrative rules. Moreover, it regulates the organization of the school. It decides on the founding, renaming, and cancellation of departments and other units. It appoints the Prorectors as well as representatives for special tasks, and it makes employer’s decisions for all employees of ETH Zurich. The Executive Board collaborates closely with various bodies of participation. In particular, it convenes with the University Assembly on a regular basis.
The departments are responsible to the Executive Board.
The Executive Board normally holds biweekly meetings. On average, about 20 affairs are dealt with at every meeting. Decisions that are of general interest can be found online (in German) or in the "ETH Life Print" magazine. Units that are directly affected by the decision are notified directly.
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