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Sustainability at ETH Zurich is integrated into research, teaching, and operations and is a substantial element of university life.

Since its establishment in 2008, "ETH Sustainability" supports initiatives, projects and individuals who contribute to enhancing sustainability at ETH Zurich. As a central coordinating hub, our work includes connecting and consolidating the diverse sustainability activities at ETH Zurich while increasing both internal and external visibility.

Sustainability News

Zukunfts-Blog 2016 silver medal

ETH Zukunftsblog wins scientific blog award 2016

17.01.2017 The silver medal of the scientific blog award 2016 goes to ETH Zukunftsblog. With this award, “Science communicates” honors understandable and yet accurate blog posts about ETH research covering climate change, natural ressources, energy, world food system, and cities of the future. As part of Corporate Communications, ETH Zukunftsblog steadily ensures that ETH-researchers journalistically communicate their findings. Congratulations on this successful and distinguished illustration of scientific work.

Read more about the award.

Winter School: 'Cities for all' in Cartagena/Santa Marta, Colombia

30.11.2016 Held from 4 - 18 February 2017, this winter school will combine theoretical and empirical field research, engaging with local practitioners and stakeholders, to explore the requirements to make cities more inclusive for all. This winter school will challenge you to work in an intensive, cross-cultural setting identifying new development potentials in complex, real-life contexts for the two cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia.

The Chair of Architecture and Urban Design (U-TT) is looking for motivated PhD and Master students from ISTP, D-ARCH and D-BAUG with a strong interest in urban development and socio-spatial exclusion. Students from other institutions can also apply.

More information:
Contact: Marie Grob,

VSETH KeepCup - the sustainable coffee cup

18.10.2016  Available now in all ETH Stores: the reusable VSETH KeepCup. After only 15 coffees KeepCup manages to compensate the CO2 emission of a common disposable cup. With KeepCup, all ETH cafeterias and bistros charge you 0.30 CHF less for a coffee or a tea until the 30 October 2016.

More information about KeepCup

Technology contributes to more equal opportunities

The Cybathlon is de­signed to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities have a more direct influence on the development of novel technical solutions that will substantially improve quality of life. At the world-premiere Cybathlon athletes with disabilities compete with each other using innovative assistive devices. The event facilitates discussion between technology developers and people with disabilities and fosters conversation between academia and industry.

The public competitions that will be broadcasted on TV as well as the public podium discussion prior to the Cybathlon contribute to a better understanding of the daily issues that those with disabilities face.

More information about the competition on October 8th, 2016.

Past news can be found in the News archive

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