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ETH Zurich is setting up a new Institute for Theoretical Studies which will offer sabbatical placements to top academics from all over the world. This has been made possible thanks to two outstandingly generous donations made by ETH alumnus Max Rössler and the Walter Haefner Foundation, each of whom have pledged 25 million Swiss francs to ETH Zurich Foundation. [more...]
ETH Zurich is to receive ten million Swiss francs from the Werner Siemens Foundation to establish a chair in deep geothermal energy. This will enable ETH Zurich to immediately fulfil its aim to launch an initiative in this promising field. [more...]
Good news for the computer industry: a team of researchers has managed to make germanium suitable for lasers. This could enable microprocessor components to communicate using light in future, which will make the computers of the future faster and more efficient. [more...]
Twelve professors from ETH Zurich are to receive a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. As a result, around 33 million Swiss Francs in European research funding will flow into ETH Zurich. It thus shares the top spot with the University of Oxford — no university has received more ERC Advanced Grants to date. [more...]
Researchers from ETH Zurich founded twenty-two new spin-offs in 2012. The number of company foundations has thus remained constant at around twenty in recent years. Last year, ETH Zurich spin-offs received over ten million Swiss Francs in investments. [more...]
Researchers under ETH-Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have created a new genetic network that could cure the various symptoms of so-called metabolic syndrome in one fell swoop. It already works in mice. [more...]
Limiting climate change to target levels will become much more difficult to achieve, and more expensive, if action is not taken soon, according to a new analysis from ETH Zurich, IIASA and NCAR. [more...]
Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Branco Weiss, who died in 2010, has bequeathed an estimated 100 million Swiss francs to Society in Science — The Branco Weiss Fellowship
. This donation secures the future of the fellowship, which belongs to ETH Zurich and supports young researchers throughout the world, for the next few decades. [more...]
Plant scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new African cassava preferred by consumers and farmers that is resistant to the two major virus diseases in Africa. Now they want to test the resistant cassava in Africa. [more...]
ETH Zurich is receiving a 10 million franc donation from Philips for the further advancement of health research. Research in the fields of imaging techniques and image based simulation should particularly benefit from this donation. [more...]
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