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Sustainable concrete – Pioneer Fellow Gnanli Landrou makes it possible

11.02.2019 – When 16 year old Gnanli Landrou travelled from Togo to France to stay with family friends, he didn’t bring much more than an idea and scientific talent. Thanks to his host family, Landrou was able to attend school and with the help of a teacher, quickly caught up on two years’ worth of missed… Read more »

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Future Food Initiative: sustainable, healthy and affordable

07.02.2019 – ETH Zurich and EPFL have launched “Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative” in partnership with Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. The goal of the Future Food Initiative is to expand research in the area of food and nutrition sciences. A fellowship programme will provide funding for national and international research talent, combining the… 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.

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Credit Suisse Asset Management supports professorship in the field of robotics

27.11.2018 – Credit Suisse Asset Management donates 7 million Swiss francs to ETH Zurich to support research, new developments, and technologies. This contribution, which will be distributed over ten years, will establish a professorship in robotics. It will be dedicated to research and teaching in fields including robotic systems, perception, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Insight into the world of designer DNA drugs

04.10.2018 – Wednesday evening, renowned biochemist, cell and molecular biologist Don W. Cleveland gave a fascinating insight into his research. Among other topics he talked about gene-silencing therapies, also known as designer DNA drugs, which can block the activity of the gene whose mutation causes diseases such as Huntington’s disease or Alzheimer. Lino Guzzella, President… Read more »

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Interview Prof. Daniel Müller: Research centre for helping children worldwide

21.09.2018 – Prof Daniel Müller is Professor of Biophysics & Bionanotechnology at ETH Zurich. Over the past nine months, together with Urs Frey (Director at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Basel) he developed the scientific concept for the newly founded Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH), which was made possible by Fondation… Read more »

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Fondation Botnar donates 100 million for cutting-edge research for the benefit of children and young people worldwide

19.09.2018 – ETH Zurich and the University of Basel jointly founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel today. The BRCCH brings together outstanding science and clinical research from various disciplines to develop new methods and digital innovations for worldwide use in paediatrics. The BRCCH is funded by a CHF 100 million… Read more »

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Pioneer Fellows once again strongly represented among best Swiss startups

10.9.2018 – Among the Top 100 Swiss Startups 26 ETH spin offs can be found this year, including 11 Pioneer Fellows. Each year 100 investors and experts pick the 100 most innovative and promising startups from 100’000 young entrepreneurs. The startups have to be less than five years old. At the award ceremony organised by Venturelab… Read more »

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Cryo-electron microscopy to be expanded, and new professorship created, thanks to donations

23.08.2018 – ETH Zurich is delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous donation pledged by the family of August von Finck Jr, it is now in a position to acquire a new cryo‑electron microscopy (cryo-EM) system.

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Visionary architect awarded Rössler prize

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.

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