Let ETH Zurich pass on what is dear to you


Many people wish to commit themselves beyond their lifetime to the values and concerns they care deeply about. With a legacy or a bequest to the ETH Zurich Foundation you can help launch unique research projects, sponsor exceptional students or effectively promote pioneering spirit. In a last will, you can determine during your lifetime what is important to you 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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Beyond life


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 explain to you the ways of including ETH Zurich Foundation in your estate plan. Please let us know how to contact you using the form below; or get in touch with us directly by e-mail at legat@ethz-foundation.ch or by telephoning Amina Chaudri on +41 44 633 84 72.


Legal information
Donations to the ETH Zurich Foundation are tax-exempt. We recommend that you also seek advice from a legal expert who can assist with all your legal Needs.


Your contact

Amina Chaudri

Deputy Managing Director, Legacies
T +41 44 633 84 72

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.