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19.12.2016

Three ETH projects funded

Three ETH Zurich researchers have received ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Their projects will each receive approximately 2 million Swiss francs in funding. Read more 

14.12.2016

ETH can densify at Hönggerberg

The City Council has approved ETH’s Campus Hönggerberg 2040 masterplan. This updates the existing masterplan and serves as a planning basis for the future development of the Hönggerberg campus. Read more 

06.12.2016

Launch of media tech initiative

ETH Zurich will establish a professorship and new centre for media technology together with media companies Tamedia, Ringier and the NZZ Media Group. The centre aims to better integrate research and practical applications and to help the Swiss media sector make use of technological advances. Read more 

30.11.2016

Creative approaches to efficient catalysis

Bill Morandi of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research will be awarded the Ruzicka Prize 2016. The ETH Zurich alumnus has succeeded in developing new catalytic concepts that could lead to improved efficiency in medical chemistry and materials science, as well as improved safety in industrial processes. Read more 

19.11.2016

The courage of one’s convictions

At ETH Day, Rector Sarah Springman explained how it is more important than ever for the university’s educational goals to draw on the ideals of the Enlightenment, and laid out the new teaching concepts that she intends to use to achieve this. In his own address, Roche CEO Severin Schwan emphasised the significance of researchers’ autonomy in a country’s capacity to innovate.  Read more 

15.11.2016

High-fat diet disrupts brain maturation

The latest study by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich suggests that excessive consumption of fatty foods could severely disrupt the development of the prefrontal cortex in the maturing brains of young people. This could potentially lead to cognitive defects in later adulthood in areas such as learning and memory, personality and impulse control. Read more 

10.11.2016

Three startups ready for ESA BIC launch

A twing (“kite”) that produces next generation wind energy, solar cells that are twice as efficient as conventional products, and frequency combs that increase the data capacity of fibre optic cables by a factor of 200 – these are the three startups selected for the new ESA BIC Switzerland programme. Read more 

12.10.2016

Swiss employees do not hold back on cynical behaviour

Every fourth employee regards promises made by the company they work for as having been broken and every third is not satisfied with their relationship to their superior and with their co-workers. This is shown by the current results of the Swiss Human Relations Barometer of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Read more 

08.10.2016

A unique competition takes off

The very first Cybathlon in the world took place today. The event was completely sold out: some 4,600 visitors packed into the SWISS Arena Kloten to support the 66 teams from various countries. The pilots pitted their skills in six disciplines and demonstrated most impressively how novel technologies can assist people with disabilities in their daily life. Read more 

23.09.2016

Shining brightly on the European stage

Six young scientists from ETH Zurich are to receive ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council offers these grants to support talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. The selected projects come from several different ETH research areas. Read more 

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