Let ETH Zurich pass on what is dear to you


Many people wish to leave a legacy. With a bequest or a legacy to ETH Zurich Foundation, you can commit yourself beyond your lifetime to the topics and values that are close to your heart beyond your lifetime. You can create both a memento of your life and a commitment for the future.

What a legacy achieves


The artificial heart of the future

The development of a reliable artificial heart would be a lifechanging breakthrough for millions of people. Thanks in part to the support provided by a bequest, ETH Zurich is working towards this goal.

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Sun2ice: Protecting people and the environment

ETH Zurich is putting an inheritance from Dr Alfred Spälti toward developing solar-powered drones to observe glaciers. The aim is to be able to better predict rising sea levels in future.

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What you can achieve


Dr Alfred Spälti

A passion for electrical engineering

As Technical Director at Landis+Gyr, Dr Alfred Spälti patented several of his own inventions. Thanks to a legacy, his support for research in science and technology at ETH Zurich continues to this day.

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Dr Karl Tanner

A life devoted to painting and pioneering experimentation

Throughout his life, Karl Tanner was driven by two passions – painting and laboratory experimentation. His lifelong attachment to his alma mater culminated in a legacy to the ETH Zurich Foundation.

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Dr Dorothée Wegmann

Chemist and dedicated proofreader

Dr Dorothée Wegmann – an ETH alumna and long serving employee – supported ETH Zurich’s Excellence Scholarship Programme during her lifetime. Underlining her profound attachment to her alma mater, she also named the ETH Zurich Foundation as the sole heir in her will.

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Professor Alfred Büchel

A life dedicated to research and teaching

Alfred Büchel led a very secluded life in his final years. As requested in his will, the ETH Zurich Foundation will use his legacy to fund research and teaching at ETH Zurich.

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We are happy to contact you

We would be delighted to discuss with you the possibilities of including ETH Zurich Foundation in your estate planning. Please let us know how we can get in touch with you by using the form below. You can also contact us directly by e-mail at legat@ethz-foundation.ch or by calling Nina Neuhaus at +41 44 632 48 48.


Your contacts

Nina Neuhaus

Legacies, Subfoundations
T +41 44 632 48 48

Dr Donald Tillman

Managing Director
T +41 44 633 69 62

We are happy to contact you.

Do you have questions about donations and legacy gifts to ETH or other topics around ETH Foundation? We look forward to getting in touch with you.