Senior Vice-President ETH Global
As leading science and technology research university, ETH Zurich is an important member of the international scientific community. Since top-level research thrives on the exchange of expertise, international collaboration is conducted by the scientists themselves in their constant efforts to expand their networks. ETH Zurich supports these initiatives with strategic alliances and partnerships.
Appointed by the ETH-President, the Senior Vice-President ETH Global, Gerhard Schmitt, Professor for Information Architecture, together with the office of ETH Global are managing the implementation of ETH Zurich’s global strategy.
About Professor Gerhard Schmitt
Gerhard Schmitt is Professor for Information Architecture at ETH Zurich and Senior Vice-President ETH Global.
From 1998-2008 he was Vice-President for Planning and Logistics of ETH Zurich. In 2000, he initiated the virtual campus ETH World. In 2003, he devised the concept of ETH Science City and in 2007 the energy concept to cut ETH CO2 output in half within 10 years. He was visiting Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the Technical University of Denmark and at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
From 2010–2013 Gerhard Schmitt was Director of the «Singapore-ETH Center for Global Environmental Sustainability» in Singapore.