CAS ETH in Technology and Public Policy: Policy Process
|Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ|
|Location||Zürich, Zurich region, Switzerland|
Certificates of Advanced Studies
CAS programmes aim to give greater depth or interdisciplinary breadth to an original academic qualification. They are aimed at university graduates who are working and wish to enhance their professional skills or specialise in a particular subject. They correspond to at least 10 ECTS credits and 150 contact hours and may involve written project work or a thesis. They are organised in the form of block courses or courses on fixed days of the week and last one to two years.
Certificate of Advanced Studies
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Public Policy & Governance
Complementing their science or engineering backgrounds, the TPP programme participants acquire public policy analysis skills in order to thrive at the intersection between technology and public policy.
The TPP programme targets professionals from both the private and public sector who want to further develop the policy analysis skills they need to effectively address societal challenges in their current or future careers. The programme is structured modularly so as to best suit the backgrounds, interests, aims and needs of the participants. It consists of two CAS degrees in Technology and Public Policy (15 ECTS each).
Participants will learn how to systematically and effectively (1) analyze how public institutions function and how policy-choices are made; and (2) how to manage policy-making processes and communicate effectively with policy-makers, stakeholders, and the public.
Graduates of the TPP programme will belong to the next generation of policy analysts, decision-makers and policy-makers who are literate in both science and technology as well as policy analysis. With the acquired knowledge and skills they will be well prepared to design and implement public policies addressing today’s grand societal challenges in areas such as, for example, climate change, urban development, sustainable mobility, the energy transition, and the digital transformation.
One-semester part-time programme, can also be completed in 1.5 years.
The programme participants will have the opportunity to apply these skills to policy issues of their interest or problems in their professional setting (e.g. mobility, energy, public health, the digital space, urban planning, environment / sustainability, security, and others), and will profit from high-level interactions with academics, experienced practitioners and their peers.
English: 100 %
Certificate of Advanced Studies ETH in Technology and Public Policy: Policy Process
15 ECTS credit points
Target group and requirements
Professionals from the private as well as the public sectors working at the intersection of science, technology and policy and those wanting to move into this field, for whom a combination of science or engineering knowledge combined with skills in policy analysis is important.
Master’s degree acknowledged by ETH or equivalent educational qualifications, preferably in natural sciences or engineering. Strong interest in public policy and relevant work experience of around three to five years or more.
Required language skills
English: C1 - Show proficiency scales
Time and place
Every Spring Semester
1 Semester (January - June)
15.05.-30.09. (rolling admission)
CHF 9,500 (excluding application fee)
Deregistration within 30 days after the admission date provided in ETH correspondence - Free of charge
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Questions about the application
ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 18.1, Rämistr. 101, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 56 59 , info [a] sce[.]ethz[.]ch
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Additional application documents
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Motivation letter (max. one page)
Professor Thomas Bernauer (Programme Director), Professor Tobias Schmidt (Deputy Programme Director) and Nicolas Solenthaler (Programme Manager)
ETH Zurich, Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) Nicolas Solenthaler, Universitätstrasse 41, 8092 Zurich Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 48 30 , nicolas.solenthaler [a] istp[.]ethz[.]ch
ETH Zurich, D-GESS, Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP)
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