ETH News

18.05.2017 | News

15 new professors

The ETH Board appointed 15 new professors upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

27.04.2017 | News

Publication of Annual and Sustainability Reports

The ETH Zurich 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the most important achievements, developments and events at the University over the past year, and is published alongside the 2015/2016 Sustainability Report. 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 

10.03.2017 | News

New professors appointed

The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella 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 

09.02.2017 | Press release | 1 Comment

Medicine and data science as future focuses

Medicine and data science are top priorities for the ETH Zurich Executive Board. Initiatives such as the new Bachelor’s degree course in medicine, new continuing education programmes or the return of the Cybathlon in 2020 demonstrate that ETH wants to use its knowledge more directly for the good of society. Read more 

14.12.2016 | Press release

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 

09.12.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

06.12.2016 | Press release

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 

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 

04.11.2016 | News

An opportunity for the university district and ETH Zurich

Zurich’s central university district continues to take shape. A joint press conference was held today by the canton and city of Zurich, University Hospital, the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich to provide information on the planning status. This follows the decision by the cantonal Committee for Planning and Construction (KPB) to transfer management of the structure plan to the broader Cantonal Parliament. What does the overall plan mean for ETH Zurich? Read more 

03.11.2016 | News

Congratulations to students who passed their first-year exams

Over the past two days, all students who passed their first-year exams have been rewarded with a hoodie. And just like last year, the Rector was on hand to present some hoodies in person. Read more 

21.10.2016 | News

President of Slovakia visits ETH Zurich

On Friday, ETH President Lino Guzzella received the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, and Swiss Federal President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the Hönggerberg campus. The Slovak president was accompanied by a science and business delegation. Read more 

07.10.2016 | News | 2 Comments

Zurich aims to extend high profile research on skin

A new interdisciplinary, large-scale project from the "Hochschulmedizin Zürich" network focuses on skin research in Zurich. This will help the city to become a world-leading centre of research in this field. Read more 

06.10.2016 | News

ETH alumnus becomes head of real estate

As of 1 March 2017, Daniel Bucheli will take over as Director of ETH Zurich's Public Real Estate Management Division. He has degrees in architecture and management from ETH Zurich. Read more 

30.09.2016 | News

Nine professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella, at its meeting of 28/29 September 2016 the ETH Board appointed nine professors and took note of the resignation of 3 professors and thanked them for their services. Read more 

21.09.2016 | News

Stable on top level

The university ranking list season draws to a close with the release of the THE Ranking. ETH Zurich maintains its position in the top ten at ninth place. Time to take stock. Read more 

20.09.2016 | News | 1 Comment

Off we go!

World-class education, lifelong friendships, and excellent job prospects: first-semester students at ETH have high expectations. 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 

14.09.2016 | Press release

Rising numbers of students

On Monday, 2,843 undergraduates are expected to start their studies at ETH Zurich. The total number of students at the university and the number of applications for master’s degrees will both reach a record high in the new semester. 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 

30.08.2016 | News

Using force to stifle dialogue

In a comment on ETH News, ETH President Lino Guzzella is strongly disapproving the attack on a plant breeding congress. Read more 

15.07.2016 | News

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

15.07.2016 | News

Rui Brandao to head up IT Services at ETH Zurich

From banking to ETH: Rui Brandao will take over as head of ETH’s IT Services from 1 November 2016. The ETH Executive Board has appointed Brandao to succeed Reto Gutmann. Read more 

08.06.2016 | News

Broad acceptance of gender equality at ETH Zurich

Two years after its launch, an evaluation of ETH Zurich’s Gender Action Plan has confirmed a greater awareness of gender equality issues within ETH. However, it will take a while longer before there is a significant increase in the proportion of female students and professors. Read more 

27.05.2016 | News

18 professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed 18 professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. 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 

18.05.2016 | News

Polybahn Pitch featuring Gerd Folkers

Riding the Polybahn from Central up to ETH Zurich with Gerd Folkers: the former director of the Collegium Helveticum tells us in a new Polybahn Pitch why, as head of the Critical Thinking Initiative, he is questioning existing structures in the academic world. Read more 

02.05.2016 | News

New ETH Zurich Secretary General announced

Katharina Poiger Ruloff will take over as ETH Zurich Secretary General from 1 October 2016. The Executive Board has announced her as the successor to the current Secretary General, Hugo Bretscher. Read more 

28.04.2016 | News

Mirko Meboldt is honoured for an innovative teaching concept

For the first time, ETH Zurich has presented its KITE Award for innovative teaching concepts. The university recognised ETH Professor Mirko Meboldt for his “Innovation Project” and “Leading Engineering Projects and Coaching Design Teams” courses. Read more 

26.04.2016 | News

2015 Annual Report published

ETH’s new 2015 annual report is here. Appearing for the first time in an expanded format, it offers a comprehensive overview of the events, achievements and developments that have shaped the past year at ETH. Read more 

24.04.2016 | News

Talent meets opportunity

This Tuesday, “Meet the Talent 2016” will give patrons the chance to get to know scholarship students and learn more about their research projects. Rector Sarah Springman explains what she is hoping for from the event. 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 

16.03.2016 | News

“In collaborative work like this, trust and respect are essential.”

On 10 and 11 March, a delegation of board members and researchers from South Africa visited ETH Zurich. ETH News spoke to two researchers who have been working together for more than 10 years: Jens Kossmann, Director of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University, and Samuel Zeeman, Head of the Group of Plant Biochemistry at ETH Zurich, explain what goes into making a collaboration across 10,000 km successful. 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 

11.03.2016 | News

Ten professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed ten professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

05.03.2016 | News

Polybahn Pitch feat. Ulrich Weidmann

Riding the Polybahn from Central up to the ETH Zurich main building with Ulrich Weidmann: The Vice President Human Resources and Infrastructure at ETH Zurich tells us in a new Polybahn Pitch what type of environment we need for successful research and education. Read more 

22.02.2016 | News

The ETH-Bibliothek is going digital – but remains a treasure trove of books

Digitalisation is changing the world. The libraries of the future will have to increasingly adapt to this fact, but shouldn’t restrict themselves to guiding students and researchers through a sea of digital data, writes Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure, and responsible for the ETH-Bibliothek. The library at ETH will also maintain and provide a complete spectrum of requested media in the long term. Read more 

19.02.2016 | Press release

Suspected hacker arrested

At the end of January 2016, a hacker infiltrated the ETH Zurich IT system. Thanks to swift intervention and effective cooperation between the public prosecution service, police and ETH Zurich, a suspect was arrested shortly after the attack was discovered. The suspect is an ETH student. Read more 

10.02.2016 | News

ETH Zurich bids farewell to Jakob Nüesch

During his presidency, from 1990 to 1997, the pharmaceutical researcher with a background in agricultural science made a lasting impression on ETH Zurich. Jakob Nüesch passed away on 4 February 2016 at the age of 83. Read more 

18.01.2016 | News

“Trying out is research”

ETH Zurich is preparing up-and-coming researchers for an international career in science and industry. In March 2016, it will launch a career-focused funding mechanism that will allow junior researchers to conduct their own research project early on. Vice President Detlef Günther explains why, in an interview with ETH News. 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 

13.12.2015 | Globe magazine

New routes to success

As vice-president of human resources and infrastructure, Roman Boutellier has played a defining role in ETH Zurich’s robust development. Now he is ready to retire, and ETH professor Ulrich Weidmann has been tapped to follow in his footsteps. 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 

04.12.2015 | News

Four professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Lino Guzzella, the ETH Board appointed a total of four professors, and awarded the title of professor to two individuals. Read more 

30.11.2015 | Press release

Teaching machines how to learn

Machines will become not just more intelligent in the future, but also more capable of learning. To promote research in this field, ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Society officially open the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems today. The scientists want to understand the theoretical principles of learning and how these can be applied to real machines. 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 

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 

19.10.2015 | News

Ensuring digital information does not get lost

Today ETH Zurich is launching its IT Security Initiative under the slogan, “Protect your Brainwork”. This initiative aims to provide tips to staff and students of ETH Zurich on how to safeguard their data. Read more 

13.10.2015 | News

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann is impressed by the ETH team

Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor and head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Monday. He learned about the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation, and expressed how impressed he was by the university's achievements.  Read more 

01.10.2015 | Press release

There is no alternative to full association

Scientific Switzerland needs unrestricted access to the best brains, and therefore full association to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. This was pointed out during a media session in Brussels by the Presidents of ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne, following discussions with EU representatives. Read more 

26.09.2015 | News

What physics students can learn from philosophers

Philosophical considerations do not take centre stage in a physics degree. However, a new seminar is providing physics students with an insight into the process of philosophical debate and reflection. This also teaches them about how their subject works and how new theories are formed. Read more 

25.09.2015 | News

12 professors at ETH Zurich appointed

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella, at its meeting of 23/24 September 2015 the ETH-Board appointed 12 individuals as professors. Read more 

25.09.2015 | News

A rail expert for the Executive Board

The ETH Board has announced its new Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure at ETH Zurich: Ulrich Alois Weidmann. Who is he and what has inspired him to become a member of the Executive Board? Read more 

16.09.2015 | Press release

Building with stepped structure

In August this year, ETH Zurich completed the new HCP office and seminar building at its Hönggerberg campus and handed it over to the occupants. The inauguration of the building will take place on 16 September. Read more 

11.09.2015 | Press release

Universities plan innovative programme for medical studies

The University of Basel, the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich will together launch a new course of study in medicine. Participants would study at ETH Zurich for their bachelor’s degrees and go on to complete a master’s degree at one of the partner universities. Read more 

10.09.2015 | Press release

More female students than ever before

On Monday 2,837 students are expected to take up their places on undergraduate degree programmes at ETH Zurich. The courses in engineering sciences are especially popular. The proportion of female students has risen markedly and now stands for the first time at just under 33 percent. The total number of people studying at ETH continues to grow. 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 

10.07.2015 | News

6 professors at ETH Zurich appointed

At its meeting of 8/9 July 2015, the ETH Board appointed six professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

10.07.2015 | Press release

Conducted properly – published incorrectly

In early 2015, Olivier Voinnet, ETH Zurich professor for RNA Biology, was accused in online forums of manipulating figures in his publications. The Executive Board of ETH Zurich is now publishing the report of the independent commission of inquiry into the accusations made against the ETH professor. According to the report, Voinnet breached his duty of care in the handling of figures as well as in his supervisory duties as a research director. ETH is taking appropriate measures to address the issue.  Read more 

02.07.2015 | News

Science on your plate

ETH Zurich researchers enlightened guests about the food value chain and the science behind what was served on their plates during the opening ceremony of Zurich week in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 last Monday. Read more 

25.06.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Unsere Verantwortung für eine nachhaltige Zukunft

Die ETH Zürich will und soll ihre Aufgaben für Forschung, Lehre und den Campus-Betrieb möglichst im Einklang mit einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung erfüllen. Dies in die Praxis umzusetzen, ist in mancher Hinsicht eine Herausforderung, wie unser neuer Nachhaltigkeitsbericht zeigt. Doch wir haben auch einiges erreicht. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Read more 

22.06.2015 | News

Rainer Borer will be the new head of Corporate Communication

As of October 1, 2015, Rainer Borer will be the new head of Corporate Communication of ETH Zurich. At the age of 52, he will join ETH after leaving the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) where he was responsible for strategic communication. Before joining FINMA he headed for eight years the economy editorial staff of Swiss public radio SRF. Read more 

17.06.2015 | News

Expansion of Information Security

ETH Zurich is expanding its Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC). A donation of five million Swiss francs has been made by Zürcher Kantonalbank to the ETH Zurich Foundation specifically for this purpose. Read more 

11.06.2015 | News

From Laser to Spaser

This year’s Rössler Prize has been awarded to David J. Norris. The materials engineering professor in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering researches nano-optics at the interface of chemistry, materials and engineering. Read more 

06.06.2015 | News

Learn German at turbo speed

The Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich has developed a new, nine-month intensive German course. This highly practical course aims to open the way for better integration of doctoral students from outside Switzerland. The graduates of the first course have plenty of success stories to share. Read more 

01.06.2015 | News | 1 Comment

A man who pushes boundaries

Johan Robertsson is a professor of geophysics at ETH Zurich, a specialist in seismic wave propagation, an amateur historian and an outdoor enthusiast. For his work in development of a new method of acquiring seismic data, he has now been honoured with the ‘New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons’ Eni Award, the world’s most prestigious prize in the field of energy sector. 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 

23.05.2015 | News

12 professors at ETH Zurich appointed

At its meeting of 20/21 March 2015, the ETH Board appointed 12 professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH President Lino Guzzella.   Read more 

01.05.2015 | News

ETH Zurich’s 2014 Annual Report is now available

ETH Zurich’s 2014 Annual Report is now available, featuring the most significant achievements, developments and events of the past year. 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 

17.04.2015 | News

Why does research need to be independent?

In the Polybahn-Pitch, Detlef Günther, Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, answers this question in one minute. Read more 

27.03.2015 | News

ScopeM: Magnifying the minuscule

Need an optical or electron microscope for your research? Look no further than ScopeM. The Hönggerberg campus has been home to this technology platform since 2014. Read more 

16.03.2015 | News

Effective leadership through self-reflection

Teaching at ETH Zurich is breaking new ground: in one teaching project, students are solving real tasks – and those tasks are set by businesses, not by the university. Another project looks at how lively debate can help participants to develop solid arguments. Read more 

12.03.2015 | News

How will ETH Zurich’s sites develop over the next 10 years?

Roman Boutellier, Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure, takes 30 seconds to answer this widely debated question in the latest edition of the videocast “Polybahn pitch”. Read more 

10.03.2015 | News

Broad support for the Innovation Park in Dübendorf

The Federal Council is pushing ahead with the Swiss Innovation Park: it intends to make 350 million francs available and give the operators land with planning permission. ETH Zurich has been supporting the project for over ten years. Read more 

06.03.2015 | News

6 professors at ETH Zurich appointed

The ETH Board appointed six professors at ETH Zurich as part of its meeting of 4/5 March 2015, in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

16.02.2015 | News

Why is education at ETH Zurich so important for Switzerland?

Short and sweet: In the Polybahn pitch, the new Rector, Sarah Springman, answers this question in only a minute. Read more 

22.01.2015 | News

UA: first appearance by the new Rector and a focus on careers

The promotion of upcoming young scientists and career development were the main items on the agenda at the first meeting of the University Assembly in 2015. This was also the first session involving the new Rector of ETH Zurich, Sarah Springman. Read more 

21.01.2015 | News | 1 Comment

A fresh start for the Swiss higher education system

As of this year, the interests of all higher education institutions in Switzerland are represented by the new Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Universities, known as swissuniversities. On Tuesday, ETH President Lino Guzzella was elected to the swissuniversities Board. 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 

19.12.2014 | News

Of racing students and genetic circuits

Programmable cells that can detect cancer, canyons on Mars that may have been formed by lava, and black holes catapulted out of the centre of a galaxy: ETH researchers made a name for themselves in 2014 with some outstanding scientific achievements and exciting hypotheses. It was also a politically charged year for all Swiss research institutions. As the year draws to a close, the ETH News editorial team looks back on some of the most memorable moments. Read more 

18.12.2014 | News

An institute with a character all of its own

The ETH Institute for Theoretical Studies (ETH-ITS) has really picked up speed since this summer, with six fellows devoting themselves to researching fundamental theories as guests of ETH Zurich. We paid them a visit. 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

Roland Siegwart leaves the Executive Board but remains a fan of ETH

For five years, robotics expert and Executive Board member Roland Siegwart has held the post of Vice President Research and Corporate Relations. He is now in the process of handing over this vice presidency to his successor, Detlef Günther, but he will always remain a firm fan of ETH Zurich. Read more 

15.12.2014 | News

The self-effacing leader: Looking back on Ralph Eichler

Ralph Eichler’s election as ETH president caused something of a stir, following a period of political turbulence. Political events have also marked his last year as president. His time in office has been characterised by growth, globalisation and sustainability. Read more 

15.12.2014 | News

Looking back on Ralph Eichler

ETH Zurich staff has been receiving the December issue of life in these days. The ETH community magazine focuses on Ralph Eichler’s time as president of ETH Zurich. Read more 

12.12.2014 | News

Eight professors at ETH Zurich appointed

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Ralph Eichler, at its meeting of 10/11 December 2014 the ETH Board appointed eight individuals as professors, took note of the departure of one professor and thanked him for his services, and awarded the title of professor to one individual. The ETH Board also bade farewell to the President of ETH Zurich.   Read more 

11.12.2014 | News

University of Zurich takes a stake in CSCS supercomputer

In May the Executive Board gave approval for the expansion of supercomputing at CSCS. The University of Zurich will contribute to the cost of one new computer. ETH Zurich is willing to allow all Swiss universities of applied science and other universities to hold considerable computing resources at CSCS. Read more 

08.12.2014 | News

Globe: Hot spot in the field of medicine

For the last two years, ETH Zurich has been working closely with the University and the University Hospital in the field of medicine under the umbrella of Hochschulmedizin Zürich. The idea: to exploit the enormous potential that the three institutions have at their fingertips and catapult Zurich onto the world stage as a hotbed of medicine. The latest issue of Globe, the magazine of ETH Zurich and ETH Alumni, reveals exactly what this means. Read more 

05.12.2014 | News

Federal Councillor signs agreement on Switzerland’s partial association

On Friday, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was in Brussels where he signed an agreement on Switzerland’s participation in the European framework programmes with European Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Stefania Giannini, the representative of the Italian EU Council presidency. The agreement sets out the conditions for Switzerland’s partial association to Horizon 2020 until the end of 2016. Read more 

01.12.2014 | News

Relieved about rejection of Ecopop

Senior representatives of Swiss universities are initially relieved about the clear rejection of the Ecopop initiative on the weekend. At the same time, they are aware that the implementation of the mass immigration initiative comes with a great deal of imponderabilities for Swiss universities. 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 

24.11.2014 | News

University Assembly pays tribute to Ralph Eichler

ETH Zurich President Ralph Eichler will officially hand over the presidential baton to Lino Guzzella on 15 December. On Thursday, the University Assembly thanked him for his dedicated service. 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 

13.11.2014 | News

How a research visit abroad can enrich your thesis

Tamaki Ohmura is a doctoral student working for the Assistant Professor for Global Governance. Thanks to a mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), she has worked in the US. The SNSF will be presenting its funding programmes at the Research Day at ETH Zurich on 26 November 2014. Read more 

11.11.2014 | News

What is at stake on 30 November

The success of ETH Zurich depends on its efforts both to network with leading researchers around the world and to train the top talent – regardless of where they come from. Restrictive immigration policies put that success in jeopardy. Read more 

05.11.2014 | News

What is to be done when ethically indefensible things happen in research cooperation?

International cooperation is often part of modern research. This implies that the research partners may come from different cultural environments and have different value systems, that even significant human rights may be affected. For successful collaboration a common basic ethical standard is necessary. The adopted code is intended to support researchers in addressing this topic. Read more 

14.10.2014 | News

“A place to work, live and relax in”

The official opening ceremony for ETH’s new Oberer Leonhard building (LEE) took place on Monday. So how are its occupants – employees from the KOF Swiss Economic Institute and the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) – finding everyday life in Switzerland’s most sustainable university building? Read more 

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