ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

About 30,000 people from more than 120 countries study, carry out research and work at ETH Zurich.
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Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness:
ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values.
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ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. ETH Is renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH works together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Outstanding results at every level are what make ETH Zurich one of the world’s leading universities. ETH has high expectations of their staff, but as a responsible employer ETH Zurich also offers excellent working conditions and provides support and encouragement for its employees – so they can produce top-class performances and pursue their personal career goals.
In order to cope with humanity’s major challenges, a combination of disciplinary approaches in multidisciplinary teams, or a multidisciplinary approach, is often necessary. This is why ETH Zurich concentrates on several main focus areas in addition to departmental activities. The research focuses on the needs of society – be that at a local, national or global level – and so makes a valuable contribution to politics, the economy and society.
ETH Zurich has been making significant contributions to the advancement of medicine for decades through fundamental research, the development of technologies for prognostics, diagnostics and therapy, the foundation of spin-off companies, training and education programmes, and infrastructure.
Researchers at ETH Zurich are developing new approaches to data science and machine learning in order to secure and evaluate enormous amounts of data.

Food security, energy supply and climate change, the sustainable design of our habitats and the careful handling of natural resources are among the greatest global challenges. ETH Zurich has studied these topics intensively for decades and is today a leader in energy, nutrition and environmental research.
Manufacturing technologies
A company’s economic success depends on its ability to develop innovative products and ensure cost-effective production. ETH Zurich’s research contributes to the development of future-oriented production processes and manufacturing technologies.
Critical Thinking Initiative
ETH Zurich launched the Critical Thinking Initiative (CTETH) in 2012 with the goal of training ETH students to think critically and independently. This initiative allows the university to provide critical thinking and communication and leadership skills in addition to specialist expertise.

Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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