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Visionary architect awarded Rössler prize

Rössler Preisträger hält Urkunde in den Händen

06.07.2018 – At yesterday’s “Thanks Giving” event of the ETH Zurich Foundation, civil engineer and architect Philippe Block received the 200,000 Swiss franc Rössler Prize 2018. He is one of ten brilliant researchers who have received the award since 2009 and whose research promises great potential for the future. Philippe Block is looking for new structural… Read more »

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Meet the Talent 2018

Studierende unterhalten sich

20.04.2018 – At this week’s Meet the Talent event, donors to the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme met with recipients to learn more about their research projects and directly see the effect of their support. The annual Meet the Talent event is an opportunity for Sarah M. Springman, ETH Rector and patron of the programme,… Read more »

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Inaugural lecture by Professor Daniel M. Hall

Anton Affentranger, Daniel Hall und Sarah Springman

29.03.2018 – In the summer of 2017, the ETH Board appointed him Assistant Professor for Innovative and Industrialized Construction, and now Professor Daniel M. Hall gave his inaugural lecture at ETH Zurich. On March 28, 2018 he spoke on “The Global Construction Industry: Reorganizing Today For Innovation Tomorrow”.

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New Professor for Genome Biology

Portrait Professor Corn

13.03.2018 – At its meeting of 7/8 March 2018, the ETH board appointed Professor Jacob Corn as Full Professor of Genome Biology. Jacob Corn, born in 1979, is currently scientific director at the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), Berkeley, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Corn researches fundamental processes which identify… Read more »

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New Mobility Initiative launched

ETH Zurich is launching the ETH Mobility Initiative together with the Swiss federal railways (SBB). At the WEF annual meeting, ETH and SBB announced a significant expansion of research and teaching in the field of mobility which is to include new professorships. “This collaboration will allow us to take full advantage of the opportunities offered… Read more »

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Visit to SIX for Excellence Scholars

04.01.2018 – A visit to SIX organised at the FinTech Incubator & Accelerator F10 gave around thirty Excellence Scholars an opportunity to find out more about Switzerland’s financial market infrastructure. The visit provided insights into the latest developments in this fast-moving sector, focusing in particular on innovation management, FinTech start-ups and cybersecurity. Moreover, the event… Read more »

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Illuminating the brain

24.10.2017 – How can we understand the workings inside the brain? Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer Karl Deisseroth literally lights up the brain to explore its cellular activity. At a special guest lecture in the Semper Aula he talked about optogenetics, a technique he developed which involves the use of light to control neurons in… Read more »

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New professorship strengthens Immunology Hub Zurich-Bellinzona

Federica Sallusto, the new professor for Medical Immunology

5.10.2017 – Federica Sallusto (*1961) has taken up her professorship in Medical Immunology at the Department of Biology, ETH Zurich, with an inaugural lecture on recent research. Like her predecessor, Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia, she comes from the Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina (IRB) of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Bellinzona. Both professorships have been made possible through generous donations by the Helmut Horten Foundation. Thanks to the continuation of this partnership for the immunology hub Zurich-Bellinzona, ETH Zurich will be able to substantially strengthen its leading international position in the fields of life sciences and personalised medicine.

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Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the Werner Siemens Foundation

Inauguration of the commemorative plaque. Attending the ceremony: The president of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella (fourth from right) and Professor Martin Saar (far left). Representing the Werner Siemens Foundation, from left: Professor Peter Athanas, Germain Mittaz, Dr Hubert Keiber, Dr Christina Ezrahi, Oliver von Seidel, Manfred Nagel and Beat Vögeli. Photo: Felix Wey.

25.9.2017 – ETH Zurich has paid tribute to its longstanding partnership with the Werner Siemens Foundation by dedicating a plaque to the organisation. The inauguration ceremony took place at the premises of the Geothermal Energy & Geofluids group, Institute of Geophysics.


ETH Zurich is acknowledging in particular the Siemens Foundation’s donation of 10 million Swiss francs in 2013 for setting up a chair in deep geothermics. Martin Saar, whose Geothermal Energy & Geofluids chair was made possible by the endowment, presented his research team’s current projects during the ceremony.



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