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.
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 of ETH Zurich, introduced the US researcher, who recently received the Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award of the NOMIS Foundation, and also emphasized the Foundation’s great commitment: “We are fortunate to have partners at our side who share our conviction that education and basic research will continue to be instrumental for progress in medicine and many other fields of human endeavor”.
In the interview he talks about the opportunities that arise with the joint centre of ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.
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 contribution from Fondation Botnar in Basel.
ETH Zurich and ETH Zurich Foundation thank Fondation Botnar for its exceptional commitment to cutting-edge research and the well-being of children and adolescents.
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 in Zurich on 5 September the best young entrepreneurs 2018 were solemnly honoured.
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.
At the same time, three foundations have agreed to provide sustained support for scientific research in this field: the NOMIS Foundation and the Monique Dornonville de la Cour Foundation are making available initial funding, covering a 10-year period, for a professorship in the Department of Biology. This project is also being supported by the Baugarten Foundation.
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 forms and constructional systems that would allow materials to be used more efficiently and takes inspiration from historical building principles. Some of Block’s favourite examples include the vaults in Gothic cathedrals or Catalan vaults made from thin bricks.
31. May 2018 – Vincent R.J. Martinez and Luca Hirt and their ETH Zurich Spin-off nanoleq are one of the winners of the W.A. de Vigier Award 2018.
The Pioneer Fellows have developed a fundamentally new kind of cable technology. Under mechanical stress, the startup’s cable has up to a hundred times longer service life than a standard cable while retaining its high flexibility.
The W.A. de Vigier Award is one of the highest endowed prizes for young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas, eager to establish a lucrative enterprise in Switzerland.
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, and the ETH Zurich Foundation to thank everyone involved with the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme (ESOP). This year, support from private individuals, companies and foundations enable 57 scholarships to be granted to particularly talented students.
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”.