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ETH Zurich puts its continuing education provision at the service of society and business and so contributes to the transfer of knowledge and technology between the university and the outside world. It works closely on continuing education with companies, professional associations and other universities in Switzerland and abroad. New programmes are often created jointly with external partners or directly at the request of companies and professional associations.

The involvement of the relevant groups of stakeholders (participants, alumni, employers, professional associations etc.) in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the continuing education programmes is a key element in quality management.

Services for companies and professional associations

The Centre for Continuing Education at ETH Zurich is an expert on matters relating to continuing education. We are happy to make our knowledge, management expertise and networks available to companies and professional associations. We can call on the knowhow of our departments and professorships, and on the support of our specialists in teaching methods and learning technologies. We offer the following services for external training providers, companies and professional associations:

  • Support for cooperation between business, professional associations and the university
  • Design of tailor-made in-house training
  • Advice on continuing education matters
  • Creation of continuing education concepts
  • Support for organisations in setting up their own continuing education programmes
  • Evaluations, market analysis studies and need assessments
  • Quality control and quality development
  • Expertise and research projects

Examples of successful cooperation

The cooperation with companies, professional associations and universities extends from calling in external lecturers to help with teaching, or appointing external consultancy committees and advisory boards, to formal partnerships. Examples of close cooperation include:

  • MBA ETH in Supply Chain Management: Close cooperation with 9 prestigious international companies mainly in the logistics industry
  • CAS ETH in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Radiopharmacy: Close cooperation with the universities of Leipzig and Ljubljana
  • CAS ETH in Risk and the Security of Technical Systems: Cooperation with the University of Stuttgart and support from the Paul Scherrer Institute
  • CAS ETH in Business Management for Architects and Engineers: Cooperation with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA)
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