Boards, university groups and commissions
The following permanent commissions have been set up to advise the Executive Board:
The Strategy Commission advises the Vice President Research and Corporate Relations and the Executive Board on developing the strategy for ETH Zurich. It consists of five representatives of the professorial staff and one representative from each of the three non-professorial university groups.
The Teaching Commission is an advisory body to the Executive Board. It is responsible in areas of teaching innovation management ("teaching and learning") in the context of the university development of ETH Zurich.
The ICT Commission advises the Executive Board on the procurement and use of information and communication technology resources. It also defines and prioritises measures for implementing ETH Zurich’s overall ICT strategy.
The Risk Management Commission advises the President and the Executive Board on matters relating to risk management, risk financing and insurance. It regularly assesses the risk, damage and insurance situation at ETH Zurich and supports the university’s various institutions in coordinating and organising risk management.
The Investment Commission advises the Vice President Finance and Controlling on decisions relating to investment strategy and the management of third-party funding by external asset managers. It also monitors compliance with the investment strategy.
All research studies involving work on human beings that are carried out by members of ETH Zurich and do not come under either the Therapeutic Products Act (Heilmittelgesetz) or the cantonal law on patients (Patientengesetz) must be assessed by the Ethics Commission at ETH Zurich before trials begin.
The Environmental Commission is responsible for the operative realisation of environmental management at ETH Zurich. It sets the environmental objectives, initiates measures and is responsible for monitoring and reporting on behalf of the Executive Board.
In addition, there are various groups at ETH Zurich dealing with specific issues, such as these:
The Pensioniers Association of ETH Zurich (PVETH) was founded in 1976 by a group of retired ETH employees. Its aim is to foster inter-personal relations among the retired employees of ETH Zurich and its four research institutes by organizing social and cultural events.
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