Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ   link
Location: Zurich - Zurich region
ETH Zürich Hauptgebäude, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich

Affiliation: ETH Board

ETH Zurich is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record. ETH Zurich is the study, research and work place of 18,000 people from 80 nations. About 350 professors in 16 departments teach mainly in the engineering sciences and architecture, system-oriented sciences, mathematics and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide.


Thinking climate action, biodiversity and energy supply together

Environment - May 17

Renewable energies are not the main driver of biodiversity loss. It is rather the other way round: renewables can limit climate change in order to preserve biodiversity. Cyril Brunner contextualises the trade-offs from a scientific perspective.

Health - May 16

An architectural gem and cutting-edge research facility in Basel


ETH Zurich's new BSS teaching and research building on the Schällemätteli life science campus in Basel will officially open its doors today. The building will host researchers from the fields of experimental biology, bioinformatics, and bioengineering as they work together with outside partners on innovative medical solutions.

Environment - May 15

Using solar energy to generate heat at high temperatures


Instead of burning coal or oil to produce cement or steel, in the future solar energy could be used for this purpose. Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a thermal trap that can absorb concentrated sunlight and deliver heat at over thousand degrees Celsius.

Mosaic grassland landscapes are the most beneficial

Agronomy & Food Science

Like forests, grassland provides numerous ecological, economic and social benefits. Researchers in the Swiss canton of Solothurn have investigated ways to maintain and improve these benefits.

Physics - May 13

Electron vortices in graphene detected


Researchers at ETH Zurich have, for the first time, made visible how electrons form vortices in a material at room temperature. Their experiment used a quantum sensing microscope with an extremely high resolution.

Innovation - May 16

Medical Engineering block course wins prize for innovative teaching


Medical students at ETH Zurich build a gripper hand for elbow exoskeletons in a crash course lasting just one week. This course has now been honoured with the 2024 Kite Award, the ETH prize for particularly innovative teaching.

Transport - May 15

Researchers outsmarted EasyRide function on Swiss travel app


Experiments by ETH Zurich computer security researchers showed that smartphones can be manipulated to allow the owner to ride Swiss trains for free. The researchers also highlighted ways of curbing such misuse.

Health - May 13

New gel breaks down alcohol in the body


Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a protein-based gel that breaks down alcohol in the gastrointestinal tract without harming the body. In the future, people who take the gel could reduce the harmful and intoxicating effects of alcohol.

Physics - May 8

Solving physics puzzles with coloured dots


By analysing images made of coloured dots created by quantum simulators, researchers have studied a special kind of magnetism. In the future this method could also be used to solve other physics puzzles, for instance in superconductivity.

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