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27.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

More security in cyberspace

At yesterday's Cyber Risks Summit at ETH Zurich, international experts discussed and presented the latest scientific and technological approaches for effectively protecting society from the dangers of cyberspace. Read more 

22.06.2017 | News | 1 Comment

Olga Sorkine-Hornung wins Rössler Prize

Computer scientist Olga Sorkine has won this year’s Rössler Prize for her work in the field of computer graphics. The prize comes with a research award of CHF 200,000. Read more 

11.05.2017 | News

Pauli Lectures take a look under the microscope

Using a trick with the optical resolution limit, Stefan W. Hell managed to break through the diffraction barrier in light microscopy, making it possible to obtain high-resolution images of the innermost workings of life. The chemistry Nobel laureate will now deliver this year’s Pauli Lectures at ETH Zurich. Read more 

05.05.2017 | News

How does trust work on the internet?

A secure and reliable internet generates trust. Just how the internet creates trust is a matter for debate between ETH computer scientists and social scientists – for example, in a public session on 9 May 2017. Read more 

02.05.2017 (Updated: 28.05.2017) | News

The stories of survivors and life after the Holocaust

The "Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors" exhibition, which opens today at the ETH Zurich Archives of Contemporary History, tells the stories of how fourteen eyewitnesses survived the Holocaust and then went on with their lives.The exhibition has been extended until 15 June 2017. Read more 

13.04.2017 | News

Getting to know ETH's top talents

Patrons of the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme (ESOP) got to know scholarship students at yesterday's Meet the Talent 2017. Read more 

08.03.2017 | News

An insight into the workplace of tomorrow

Could we soon be working alongside robots? Treffpunkt Science City will focus on this and other questions at the Experience Sundays dedicated to "Working in the World 4.0". Read more 

03.03.2017 | News

Mathematics as a key competency

Data collection and analysis is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. This is particularly true for the economic and societal development of poorer nations. That’s why mathematical education in these countries is in urgent need of improvement, as was shown at Wednesday’s Science and Development Forum. Read more 

25.02.2017 | News

Federal Councillor Berset visits the Disney lab

Federal Councillor Alain Berset was invited by Lino Guzzella to visit ETH Zurich on Friday. Berset seemed very impressed by what he saw at the Disney Research Zurich research laboratory. Read more 

22.02.2017 | Press release

Old Masters for young students

ETH Zurich’s Collection of Prints and Drawings is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, it is not only opening up its extraordinary collection and displaying selected treasures, it is also focusing on attracting a younger audience and intensifying collaboration with ETH researchers. Read more 

18.01.2017 | News

ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: “Magic through Technology”

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 

17.01.2017 | News

Work in the year 2050

How will digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics change the world of work? This question was discussed by numerous experts from business and academia at the “Global Talent Summit” before an audience of more than 300 in the Audi Max room at ETH Zurich. Read more 

06.12.2016 | News

Brilliance in cutting-edge research

Switzerland’s credentials as a research location have been enhanced with a major new facility: the SwissFEL X-ray free-electron laser was put into operation at the PSI yesterday. ETH researchers are among those expecting to use the system to gain insights into hitherto hidden processes at the molecular and atomic level. Read more 

24.11.2016 | News

An award for ETH building technology

ETH researchers have received this year’s Swiss Technology Award for their technology “Mesh Mould”, winning the most important Swiss prize for innovation and technology transfer in the “Inventors” category. Read more 

22.11.2016 | News

Fifty years of the Archives of Contemporary History

What began as a student initiative has today become one of Switzerland's most distinguished archives. Time for a quick retrospective and a glimpse into the digital future. Read more 

19.11.2016 | Press release

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 

09.11.2016 | News

Robotic encounters

Visitors are flocking to Treffpunkt Science City. Around 3,600 captivated visitors attended the Sunday Special “Die Roboter sind los” (Robots on the loose) to see ETH Zurich's various robotics projects in action. The event gave guests a chance to not only learn and marvel at these innovative technologies, but also to do some experiments themselves. Read more 

31.10.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Cadmium, cocoa beans and chocolate

Cocoa from Latin America tends to show higher cadmium levels than cocoa from other growing areas. ETH researchers have been investigating the underlying cause in Honduras and Bolivia. Read more 

28.10.2016 | Zukunftsblog

How climate change may (in)directly affect us

Climate risks in distant countries affect us too: in a globalised world, if China’s breadbasket falls victim to drought, Switzerland may also feel the consequences via the supply chain. Adapting to climate change isn’t just the local issue it’s generally thought to be. Read more 

26.10.2016 | News

Welcome to the World 4.0!

Self-driving cars, talking robots and intelligent houses: the autumn edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday and will focus on everyday life in the World 4.0. Read more 

19.10.2016 | News

“Collaboration has never been as close as it is today”

This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25th anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start. In the following interview, he describes how supercomputers have developed over this period. Read more 

15.10.2016 | News

From weighty silence to clamorous applause

The first ever Cybathlon took place a week ago in the sold-out Swiss Arena in Kloten. Founder Robert Riener takes stock. Read more 

08.10.2016 | Press release

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 

28.09.2016 | News

Breaking down the barriers in our minds

What role does technology play in equality for people with disabilities? Experts and scientists have been discussing this question in the run-up to the world’s first Cybathlon at ETH Zurich. Read more 

26.09.2016 | News

Ultrafast processes in the blink of an eye

Ultrafast processes beyond the human imagination occur in nature, but basic research has been able to measure and explore them only since the turn of the millennium. A book and an exhibition by the National Centre of Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology (NCCR MUST) now connect this to everyday life by inviting you on a journey into time. Read more 

25.09.2016 | News

Learn how to walk

At first glance, exoskeletons conjure up images of futuristic robots from science fiction films. But the exoskeleton from the ETH team VariLeg is a real-life aid that could allow people with paraplegia to walk again. Read more 

16.09.2016 | News

Letting ideas flow

Water was the focus of ETH Week 2016. For the second edition of this week-long event, ETH Zurich called on bachelor's and master's students from all departments to approach a subject creatively and develop collective solutions. Read more 

10.09.2016 | News

Are there decisive answers to undecidable questions?

Unsolvable problems, the nature of the infinite and the question of whether and how mathematics can be definitively substantiated – these issues are the focus of the Bernays Lectures 2016. The speaker for this year’s honorary lectures at ETH Zurich is W. Hugh Woodin, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Harvard University. Read more 

07.09.2016 | News

Industry meets science

A record number of visitors attended this year’s Industry Day. Around 550 representatives from industry and business met with scientists for a lively debate on the Hönggerberg. New research findings and networking were the order of the day. Read more 

29.08.2016 | News

A leader with good instincts

ETH’s sixth annual togETHer staff party was held on Friday, 26th August. It was also a very special occasion for Lorenz Hurni, Professor of Cartography, who was presented with the Golden Tricycle award in recognition of his skill in fostering an optimum balance between work and family life. Arik Jung, President of the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at the ETH Zurich (AVETH), presented him with the award. Read more 

18.08.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Super stair-climbers

They have big ambitions: nine students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK are preparing to take on developers from renowned manufacturers and universities from around the world with their "Scewo" wheelchair at the Cybathlon. Read more 

01.07.2016 | Press release

Humans and robots set to take their marks

At the Cybathlon, 74 athletes from 25 countries will be showing how robotic technology helps them in their daily lives. In 100 days, the starting gun will be fired on the world’s first trial of bionic strength. The Swiss public broadcaster Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) will incorporate the Cybathlon into a day of themed programming and broadcast the unique competition live. Read more 

30.06.2016 | News

Paving the way for the treatments of the future

Experts see great opportunities in the field of personalised medicine, but it will require the widespread exchange of patient data. This is one of the key lessons to emerge from this year’s Latsis Symposium at ETH Zurich. The researchers called on politicians to formulate data protection legislation so that it does not hinder progress in the field of personalised medicine. Read more 

15.06.2016 | News

An obsession with surfaces

The winner of the Max Rössler Prize 2016 is Christophe Copéret. The chemist focuses on the design of functional materials via a molecular approach, such as solid catalysts, derivatization of microelectronic devices, and developing new imaging techniques to visualise individual particles or track metabolites in the human body. Read more 

07.06.2016 | News | 1 Comment

A Herculean task with no ready-made solution

On Monday, the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich and the Energy Initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) welcomed guests to a joint symposium in Zurich on the future of global energy supplies. Greater energy efficiency, improved battery performance and the digitalisation of energy systems will make key contributions.   Read more 

05.06.2016 | News

ETH at Gottardo 2016 public event

At the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, ETH Zurich researchers and students from the civil engineering and mechanical engineering departments demonstrated to the audience through practical experiments how new technologies are shaping the future of mobility. Read more 

31.05.2016 | News

Recovering hidden treasures and building boats

Creativity, skill and most of all team spirit are what matter in the innovation and focus projects undertaken in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich. Students spend months working on their technical innovations, which they will present today in the main ETH building. Read more 

28.05.2016 | News

The Manifesta Pavilion has been anchored

Thirty architecture students from ETH Zurich’s Studio Tom Emerson have made their first venture into a large-scale project. After ten months of intensive work, the Pavilion of Reflections is ready on time for the opening of the Manifesta 11 European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Zurich. Read more 

26.05.2016 | Press release

Bacteria as building materials and airfields for drones

ETH Zurich will present a whole range of projects at this year’s International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. At the invitation of curator Alejandro Aravena, several project groups in which ETH is involved will present their contributions in the main exhibition, exhibit at national pavilions and play an active role in the supporting programme. Read more 

25.05.2016 | News

Creative proofs with pigeons and boxes

A principle may be simple, but in mathematics it can be the key to the solution of challenging problems. The pigeonhole principle is a good starting point for students who want to get to know the creative side of proofs. Read more 

22.05.2016 | News

Pauli Lectures devoted to cell logistics

Cells use a sophisticated parcel service to transport biomolecules to their destination. James E. Rothman discovered the cellular transport system, winning the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 2013 for his work. Next week, he will give this year’s Pauli Lectures at ETH Zurich. Read more 

19.05.2016 | News

An IT festival for everyone

On 3 and 4 June, businesses, government bodies and research institutions will be opening their doors: On the first ever IT Days, the canton of Zurich will be showcasing its status as a centre for information and communication technology. ETH Zurich will also be there. Read more 

18.05.2016 | News

Innovation Award for new SAP architecture

For ETH Zurich, lean and efficient resource and financial processes are essential. And now, for the transition of its personnel and finance databases to a state-of-the-art SAP HANA database, the university has been presented with the Innovation Award from software manufacturer SAP Switzerland. Read more 

30.04.2016 | News | 3 Comments

A pop-up restaurant on the Polyterrasse

Five ETH Zurich alumni will be operating a temporary restaurant in front of ETH Zurich’s main building from 9 May to 5 June. They will be bringing research findings into the kitchen with their innovative dishes. Read more 

22.04.2016 | News

ETH meets California

ETH Zurich unraveled the mysteries of science and technology in a series of public gatherings held in San Francisco and the Bay Area called, "ETH Meets California". The events focused on raising awareness and strengthening ETH Zurich's ties in the region. Read more 

31.03.2016 | Zukunftsblog

Storytelling about climate change at the “Klimagarten 2085”

Climate change has been communicated as a global concern affecting all of mankind; but this message doesn’t seem to be getting through. If indeed the human brain responds better to experience than to analysis, then climate change must be told as a local and personal story – just as the Klimagarten 2085 exhibition is doing. Read more 

23.03.2016 | News

Promising method for breast cancer screening

A radiation-free and painless ultrasound method instead of a mammogram is how Orçun Göksel and Sergio Sanabria would like breast cancer screens to be carried out in the future. The technology developed by the two ETH researchers, which can also detect other diseases, was yesterday awarded the Spark Award 2016. Read more 

18.03.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Brain to foot: come in, foot!

Injuries to the spinal cord partially or completely disrupt the neural pathways between the brain and the limbs. The consequences for the representation of the affected limbs in the brain can be drastic. ETH researchers have now measured how severely this representation is affected. Read more 

15.03.2016 | News | 2 Comments

A visit to the ETH stand at CeBIT

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Johann Schneider-Ammann visited the ETH Zurich stand at this year’s CeBIT. ETH President Lino Guzzella personally introduced the political leaders of Germany and Switzerland two recent examples of ETH research. Read more 

10.03.2016 | Zukunftsblog

Welches Wachstum wollen wir?

Derzeit findet die vierte Nachhaltigkeitswoche an fünf Zürcher Hochschulen statt. Für jeden Tag halten die Organisatoren eine zentrale Forderung bereit – die vom Montag lautet: Mehr wachstumskritische Wirtschaftstheorien zu lehren und erforschen. An einem Podium zum Thema diskutierten Fachleute darüber, ob Wachstum erstrebenswert sei. Read more 

01.03.2016 | News

Book your Cybathlon tickets now

Tickets for the Cybathlon are on sale now. Be there on 8 October when the teams with the most ingenious technology and the most skilful test pilots will emerge victorious. Read more 

29.02.2016 | News

Game apps for creative kids

Augmented creativity can encourage children towards a new-found sense of creativity, cooperation and interaction with their environment. ETH Zurich’s Game Technology Center will present its latest apps in the field at the CeBIT computer expo. Read more 

28.02.2016 | News

Fascinating medicine at Treffpunkt Science City

The spring edition of the Treffpunkt Science City series begins next Sunday. The events revolve around the issue of health, and specifically, how the latest advances in research can improve it. Read more 

01.02.2016 | News

“We want to inspire young people to get involved in start-ups”

Last Friday at ETH Zurich an event was held to coincide with the World Web Forum digital conference. The event hosted well-known speakers such as John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi. This free forum for students, trainees, and young professionals was organised by the Department of Computer Science. Department Head Markus Püschel explains its purpose. Read more 

16.12.2015 | News

Demanding, but flexible and family-friendly

Ralph Schlapbach was presented with the Golden Tricycle Award at the Executive Board’s Christmas reception this year. The award recognises the father of three as the most family-friendly supervisor at ETH Zurich. Read more 

12.12.2015 | News

How students envisage the Zurich campus

The Zurich City University District should be developed into a knowledge and health care cluster. For their master's theses in the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich students developed scenarios outlining what an urban campus in the heart of the city of Zurich could look like. Read more 

07.12.2015 | Press release | 1 Comment

Turning innovation into practical solutions more quickly

Wyss Zurich had its official opening today in the presence of Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann and Hansjörg Wyss, whose donation made the center possible. The aim of the joint development center created by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich is to take innovative ideas from basic research and apply them in practice as quickly as possible. Read more 

28.11.2015 | News

Well prepared for the first session

A working group headed by Michael Ambühl, Professor of Negotiation at ETH Zurich, held an introductory event this week for 14 of the newly elected members of the federal parliament from the different parties and cantons. Read more 

21.11.2015 | Press release

«Doing the right things»

On the 160th anniversary of ETH Zurich, Rector Sarah Springman described how she wants to provide students with the tools they need for their future careers in a rapidly changing professional world. In her address, Mayor Corine Mauch emphasised how important open-mindedness is for the future of ETH and for the city of Zurich. Read more 

18.11.2015 | News

The Cybathlon gets going

Sixty-seven teams from all continents are getting ready for the Cybathlon 2016. During this summer’s practice session, the teams tested out the courses that have been designed to resemble everyday tasks. The clips for the official Cybathlon trailer were taken from this test session. Read more 

10.11.2015 | News | 1 Comment

‘Diplomatic engineering’ with ex-Federal Councillor Calmy-Rey

Micheline Calmy-Rey gave a public lecture at ETH Zurich last Monday in which she spoke about Swiss foreign policy and called for an active role in international nuclear disarmament negotiations. Her visit took place as part of a joint seminar between the University of Geneva and ETH Zurich. Read more 

09.11.2015 | News

“It's scarcely possible to grasp intuitively”

In November 1915, Albert Einstein presented the general theory of relativity. A symposium at ETH Zurich celebrates the 100th anniversary of this groundbreaking theory from 12 to 14 November. Read more 

07.11.2015 | News

When arguing is fun

Every Wednesday evening the art of free speech is exercised in the ETH Zurich Students' Debate Club. Participants meet to debate about god and the world. Club President Jonathan Feldstein explains what people can learn through argumentative manoeuvring. Read more 

31.10.2015 | News

Lines that blur reality

ETH Zurich's Collection of Prints and Drawings is currently exhibiting drawings from the 1950s that were discovered in Andy Warhol’s estate. These early works reveal unexpected sides of the famous artist, providing a glimpse into his unique approach, the so-called “blotted line” technique. Read more 

30.10.2015 | News | 1 Comment

Heinz Hopf Prize for Claire Voisin

In the field of research into algebraic geometry, French mathematician Claire Voisin is something of a legend: in recognition of her scientific breakthroughs, the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich will be awarding her the Heinz Hopf Prize on 2 November 2015. Read more 

29.10.2015 | Zukunftsblog | 3 Comments

Vision zero: why we have to reduce our CO2 emissions to zero

Every climate target gives us a permissible emissions budget. Achieving the two-degree Celsius goal will require complete decarbonisation of the economy within the next 50 years. It will not be enough for us to make existing processes more efficient – a profound change in nearly all aspects of our society is required. Read more 

05.10.2015 | News

"Rock Print" at the forefront of architectural innovation

Inspired to take 3D printing technology to new heights, ETH Zurich and MIT researchers create "Rock Print" a full-scale architectural installation for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Read more 

12.09.2015 | News

Valuable historic documents

As part of the Humanitarian Switzerland project, the Archives of Contemporary History has integrated into its database a total of 250 hours of video and audio recordings featuring contemporary witnesses. And this resource-intensive project has paid off: the extensive body of material gives an impressive account of how Swiss development aid has changed over the last few decades. Read more 

06.09.2015 | Press release

Scientifica was a crowd pleaser

The fourth edition of Scientifica was a resounding success: This weekend, 25,000 visitors had the chance to experience research at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich first-hand. True to its theme of light, the science fair in Zurich presented great highlights, spotlights and plenty of enlightenment. Read more 

31.08.2015 | News

Lights on for Scientifica 2015

At Scientifica 2015, everything revolves around the theme of light. This weekend’s event will feature 300 researchers from ETH and the University of Zurich presenting their work and explaining how they use light to observe and understand the world. Read more 

03.08.2015 | Press release

Cybathlon practice session a success

Zurich will host the first Cybathlon in autumn 2016, bringing together physically impaired people from all over the world to compete against each other using the latest assistive technologies. ETH Zurich welcomed 30 of the participating teams from 15 countries to complete a practice session at the Swiss Arena in Kloten. Read more 

15.07.2015 | News

The charm of the recent past

Monte Verità, or the "Mountain of Truth", was recently the setting for an international gathering of historians, aimed at finding new patterns of interpretation for the period between 1980 and 2010. David Gugerli, a Professor of History of Technology at ETH and conference co-organiser, discusses the bold conference format and key findings from the meeting. Read more 

27.06.2015 | News

3D for all

The use of 3D printing continues to rise among students and researchers. ETH Zurich has set up a special web platform so people will be able to find the right printer faster in future. At the same time, the ETH Additive Manufacturing Community has also been created, forming a place where researchers can exchange ideas on the various applications of 3D printing. Read more 

16.06.2015 | News

A festival of success stories

On Monday, the “venture” start-up competition celebrated its tenth run. Six ETH Zurich companies were among this year’s finalists, with Pregnostics winning the prize for best business idea. Read more 

16.06.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Wie wirkt sich die Energiewende auf unser Stromnetz aus?

Die nachhaltige Energieversorgung mittels erneuerbaren Energien und der europaweite Stromhandel stellen unser Stromnetz vor vielseitige Herausforderungen – sowohl im Netzbetrieb als auch bei der Planung. Demgegenüber stehen viele Lösungsansätze und Betriebskonzepte für das Stromnetz von morgen. Eine Auslegeordnung aus technischer Sicht. Read more 

11.06.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Wie planen wir das Stromnetz der Zukunft?

Atomausstieg, massiver Zubau erneuerbarer Energien sowie ändernde wirtschaftliche und politische Rahmenbedingungen: der Wandel in der Stromwirtschaft ist in vollem Gang. Um ihn zu meistern, müssen wir nicht zuletzt unsere Übertragungsnetze anpassen. Denn nur mit einem stabilen Stromnetz können wir die Versorgungssicherheit auf dem heutigen hohen Niveau halten. Read more 

29.05.2015 | News

A pioneer of the Swiss internet to retire

Professor Bernhard Plattner, one of the fathers of the Swiss internet and a pioneer in computer networks is set to retire at the end of July 2015. The Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, which he co-founded, will simultaneously celebrate its 25th anniversary with an open day. Read more 

28.05.2015 | News

New ETH hub for computer games

ETH Zurich’s new Game Technology Center in the Department of Computer Science will pool Swiss know-how in the development of computer games. This was announced on Wednesday as part of the final presentation of the Game Programming Laboratory. Read more 

21.05.2015 | News

Ten years of technology and economics

The Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In both its research and teaching, the department explores the interfaces between technology and economics. Graduates with in-depth knowledge in these areas are in high demand on the labour market. Read more 

11.05.2015 | News

Measuring your own movement – all in the name of research

As part of a campaign run by the Swiss radio and television broadcaster SRF, two members of ETH Zurich have developed an app which allows users to carry out live comparisons between their own physical activity data with that of others. The data collected is then made available for research. Read more 

29.04.2015 | News

Jam-packed full of ambition and intelligence

At “Meet the Talent 2015” last Tuesday evening, the patrons of the “Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme” were able to make the personal acquaintance of their scholarship holders and their research projects.   Read more 

07.04.2015 | News | 1 Comment

“Never before has urbanisation mattered as much”

The "Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture Shenzhen" is the largest of its kind. This year, the ETH professors of architecture Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner are part of the four-person curatorial team. An interview with the two co-curators. Read more 

01.04.2015 | News

Brilliant spark for personalised therapies

The 2015 Spark Award goes to a group of researchers led by ETH Professor Manfred Kopf, which has developed a method by which specific characteristics of immune cells can be identified. The technology could prove to be an important tool in personalised medicine. Read more 

26.03.2015 | News

Nanomedicine pioneer Mauro Ferrari at ETH Zurich

Every year, the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) awards the Aurel Stodola Medal to an outstanding scientist in the discipline. Mauro Ferrari, who researches and teaches in the field of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, is honoured this year. He will speak about his research on April 1 at ETH Zurich. Read more 

05.03.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Nachhaltige Taschen und die Landwirtschaft der Zukunft

Dieser Tage findet zum dritten Mal die Nachhaltigkeitswoche statt, an der nun fünf Hochschulen beteiligt sind. Der Auftakt wartete unter anderem mit einem Gespräch mit Nachhaltigkeitspionier Markus Freitag und einer Podiumsdiskussion zu einer zukünftigen nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft auf. Read more 

04.03.2015 | News

Vision for a sustainable energy future

Steven Chu, the American winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics who was US Secretary of Energy between 2009 and 2013, will deliver the Richard R. Ernst lecture this coming Wednesday at ETH Zurich. He will discuss his vision for an economy based on sustainable sources of energy. Read more 

03.02.2015 | News

Drones and the human factor

Last week's accidental crash landing of a drone at the White House heightened the international debate on the regulation of commercial drones. A conference at ETH Zurich addressed the fact that drone technology comes with controversial applications. Read more 

20.01.2015 | News

A biography in honour of an ETH pioneer

Friday was the day of the launch event for a new book about Robert Gnehm. The occasion was organised by the ETH-Bibliothek and the Association of Swiss Pioneers of Industry and Technology. Read more 

15.01.2015 | News | 1 Comment

Ranking in the Knowledge Economy

Phil Baty, Editor for the Times Higher Education World University Ranking lectured at ETH Zurich this week on how university rankings evolved from a student consumer tool to a geopolitical indicator for the knowledge economy. Read more 

08.01.2015 | News

ETH team awarded prize for energy management system

Today, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is presenting the Watt d’Or energy prize in the Energy-efficient mobility category to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. This award is in recognition of the technology the institute has developed in collaboration with Carrosserie Hess AG. Read more 

07.01.2015 | News

New Executive Board members welcomed with coffee and cake

There were cakes and drinks aplenty on Monday as Lino Guzzella, the new President of ETH Zurich, joined ETH members in celebrating the beginning of a new year – and the start of his term in office. Read more 

17.12.2014 | News

Handing over the baton at the Christmas drinks reception

Around 800 employees accepted their invitations to this year’s Christmas drinks reception organised by the Executive Board. It was Ralph Eichler’s last appearance at an event as President of ETH Zurich. Read more 

15.12.2014 | News

Switzerland must remain integrated in the electricity market

The energy supply in Switzerland in the year 2050 was the focus of a conference organised by ETH Zurich's Energy Science Centre (ESC). One thing was very clear: as far as electricity is concerned, no man is an island any longer. Read more 

09.12.2014 | News | 1 Comment

Students should be made ready not just for examinations but for the future

Professor Eric Mazur uses modern teaching methods in his work at the elite American university of Harvard. The winner of the Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education sets great store by teamwork and an interactive approach in his classes. This is of particular benefit to female students. Read more 

04.12.2014 | News

The man who never cracked – Jack Heuer visits ETH Zurich

ETH alumnus Jack Heuer is one of the greats in the history of the Swiss watch industry. On Tuesday he visited ETH Zurich and shared his experience with ETH students. Read more 

01.12.2014 | News

“Dance of the elements” at the 2014 Polyball

The 2014 edition of the Polyball, the annual student ball, proved a great success. Guests partied into the early hours of the morning, but there was no rest for the organisers afterwards – for them it was time for the big clean-up. Read more 

27.11.2014 | News

A day devoted to promoting research

Hundreds of young researchers from the Zurich area attended Research Day at ETH Zurich on Wednesday and obtained information on the possibilities available at the Swiss National Science Foundation for promoting research. Read more 

26.11.2014 | News | 2 Comments

Unique rammed earth dome at Hönggerberg

The ETH Hönggerberg campus has a new attraction: a dome built with prefabricated rammed earth elements that provides a sanctuary for relaxing in summer and offers new insights into the stability of earth structures. It was designed and built by students from the Department of Architecture. Read more 

22.11.2014 | Press release

Encouraging more critical opinion

ETH Zurich celebrated this year’s traditional ETH Day with numerous guests. The retiring ETH President Ralph Eichler received special recognition. The speeches revolved around concerns that Switzerland is becoming increasingly isolated. Read more 

20.11.2014 | News

Philipp Grohs receives Latsis Prize

The 33-year-old Assistant Professor Philipp Grohs is to be awarded the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize. He is being honoured for his achievements in applied mathematics. The award ceremony will take place on ETH Day. Read more 

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