ETHZ (ETH Zurich)


ETH-LogoETH Zurich was founded in 1855 and is the leading university in continental Europe. It hosts more than 400 professors from all over the world. Its main areas of research and education are engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, architecture, system-oriented sciences, management and social sciences. With these fields of expertise and broad competences, ETH Zurich addresses global challenges, such as sustainable energy production or systemic risks. 1 Turing award was earned here, and 21 Nobel laureates studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich had 550 FP7 projects and among this had been 80 ERC projects.
ETH Zurich engages in fundamental and goal-oriented research of lasting value. ETH Zurich has recently established a strategic focus also in Integrated Risk Management, which will closely link to the financial and insurance cluster in the Greater Zurich area. ETH Zurich leads the international Climate-KIC, an initiative to drive innovation in environmental change adaptation and mitigation, and many other remarkable initiatives such as the Future Cities Programme in collaboration with the two main universities in Singapore. Finally, ETHZ will greatly benefit from its Data Centre and the CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Center.


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