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Economics / Business - 05.10.2017

Environment - Economics / Business - 02.10.2017
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The University of Bern has created a professorship for climate and environmental economics, which can now be expanded thanks to the involvement of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the Gebäudeversicherung Bern.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 26.09.2017
Where to play: a practical guide for running your tech business
Where to play: a practical guide for running your tech business
The world's leading researcher in entrepreneurship and EPFL Vice-President for Innovation, Marc Gruber, along with co-author Sharon Tal, have written the book "Where to play", a practical strategy th

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 04.09.2017
Novartis announces CEO Joseph Jimenez to retire from Novartis in 2018. Vasant Narasimhan appointed CEO, effective February 1, 2018
Basel, September 4, 2017 - Joseph Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis, has informed the Board of Directors of his desire to step down as CEO in 2018, after eight years in position.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 29.08.2017
The creative data interpreters
The creative data interpreters
The ETH spin-off SpinningBytes programs software that uses machine learning not only to analyse but also to understand huge amounts of data. It enables customised solutions to be developed for numerous IT problems, and allows new insights to be gained from previously unused data. It all began a few years ago: Mark Cieliebak, Martin Jaggi and Fatih Uzdilli were computer science researchers at ETH and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), and published their technologies in scientific papers.

Economics / Business - 24.08.2017
Novartis appoints Bertrand Bodson as Chief Digital Officer
New leader to drive the digital transformation Novartis has embarked upon Novartis announced today that Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for Sainsbury's Argos, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Digital Officer, reporting to Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis.

Environment - Economics / Business - 16.08.2017
Online campaign against invasive plants
Online campaign against invasive plants
Neophytes - invasive plants that are alien to the region - are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season.

Economics / Business - Administration - 15.08.2017
The smart grid analysts
The smart grid analysts
ETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed a piece of software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 28.07.2017
From Zurich to Berlin in 35 minutes
From Zurich to Berlin in 35 minutes
Fifty students from ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities want to revolutionise transport. For a race set up by Elon Musk, they have developed a zero emission capsule that could in future transport people and goods through a vacuum tube at almost the speed of sound.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 18.07.2017
Q2 results confirm full year guidance. Strong pipeline results underpin potential of several highly innovative products
Net sales in line with prior year (0% cc , -2% USD), as growth drivers offset Gleevec/Glivec Gx impact: Cosentyx (USD 490 million, +90% cc) continues strong growth in all three indications Entresto (U

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.06.2017
More security in cyberspace
More security in cyberspace
At yesterday's Cyber Risks Summit at ETH Zurich, international experts discussed and presented the latest scientific and technological approaches for effectively protecting society from the dangers of cyberspace.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 16.06.2017
A new view of the world
A new view of the world
The Swiss World Atlas has been published in a completely revised new edition. In addition to the usual topographic relief maps, it also contains maps on current global issues such as the environment, energy and conflicts. Since 1910, the Swiss World Atlas has accompanied generations of secondary school pupils through their geography lessons, conveying not only a comprehensive picture of the earth, but also the specific geography of Switzerland.

Physics - Economics / Business - 14.06.2017
From the garage to the world
In 1999, PSI researchers founded the spin-off firm SwissNeutronics. Today the company has a staff of 15, sells high-precision components to research institutions all over the world, and still is based in the small town of Klingnau - not far from PSI.

Economics / Business - 02.06.2017
Emissions trading scheme: acquisition of aviation data in 2018
Bern, 02.06.2017 - The integration of greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector into the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is a necessary step in order to link the Swiss and European schemes.

Physics - Economics / Business - 29.05.2017
To the limits of the feasible
First, the engineers and the physicists had to find each other. Then, however, the company Daetwyler built the undulators for the free-electron X-ray laser SwissFEL of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI as precisely as was possible: to one-tenth of the width of a hair.

Economics / Business - Environment - 27.04.2017
Publication of Annual and Sustainability Reports
Publication of Annual and Sustainability Reports
The ETH Zurich 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the most important achievements, developments and events at the University over the past year, and is published alongside the 2015/2016 Sustainability Report.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 25.04.2017
Novartis delivered sales growth across all divisions (cc1) as growth drivers, including Cosentyx and Entresto, more than offset generic erosion; innovation momentum continued
Novartis delivered sales growth across all divisions (cc1) as growth drivers, including Cosentyx and Entresto, more than offset generic erosion; innovation momentum continued Net sales grew 2% (cc, -1

Economics / Business - 13.04.2017

Economics / Business - 31.03.2017
Science responds to industry
Science responds to industry
At the symposium 'The Global Energy Challenge - A Corporate View', representatives of international companies will present their energy strategies and visions for the future, while researchers from ETH Zurich evaluate the strategies from a scientific point of view.

Earth Sciences - Economics / Business - 27.03.2017
Archival photos offer research value
Archival photos offer research value
A crowdmapping project developed by EPFL and HEIG-VD gives volunteers the chance to compare the Switzerland of the 1960s with that of today through archival photos.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 26.03.2017

Environment - Economics / Business - 03.03.2017
Environmental aspects in financial market policy: Federal Council is informed of progress made
Bern, 03.03.2017 - Sustainability is important also for the financial markets.

Economics / Business - Career - 28.02.2017
Novartis shareholders approve all resolutions proposed by Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting
Shareholders approve 20 th consecutive dividend increase to CHF 2.75 (+2%) per share for 2016; representing a 3.5% yield and approximately 69% payout of free cash flow   Dr. Joer

Economics / Business - 22.02.2017
Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions: promotion or steering?
Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households.

Economics / Business - 13.02.2017
Financial windfall for young scientists
Financial windfall for young scientists
On February 2nd the EU approved Empa's «COFUND» application for financial support to the tune of more than '3.5 million, thereby securing partial funding for 50 post-doc positions at Empa over the next five years within the framework of the EU's Marie Sk'odowska-Curie actions.

Economics / Business - 30.01.2017
Towards better forecasts of slab avalanches
Towards better forecasts of slab avalanches
A team of researchers from EPFL and the SLF has developed a new model that describes how slab avalanches release.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 30.01.2017
The Attraction Effect: how our Brains Can Be Influenced
The Attraction Effect: how our Brains Can Be Influenced
The decisions we make are influenced by other possibilities that we did not choose. At the same time, the options we missed out on determine our satisfaction with the outcomes of situations we were unable to control. Psychologists from the University of Basel conducted two experiments: first, they studied the decision-making behavior of students and, second, they measured brain activity and satisfaction when a set of possibilities is supplemented with another alternative.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 25.01.2017
Novartis delivered solid 2016 performance, with Growth Products[1] absorbing Gleevec US LOE; innovation momentum continued; announces share buyback
Novartis delivered solid 2016 performance, with Growth Products absorbing Gleevec US LOE; innovation momentum continued; announces share buyback FY net sales (0% cc ) in line with prior year due to st

Innovation - Economics / Business - 05.12.2016
SwissFEL inauguration
SwissFEL inauguration
Today, on 5 December 2016, the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI held an inauguration ceremony for its new large-scale research facility Swiss FEL, with Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation, in attendance.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 01.12.2016
Swiss businesses are good process innovators
Swiss businesses are good process innovators
Switzerland's economy is facing some tough challenges: technologies are developing rapidly, processes are being amalgamated both inside and outside production facilities, and business units are becoming increasingly interconnected.

Economics / Business - 18.11.2016
Transitioning the publication system towards Open Access: Study proposes pragmatic scenario
Transitioning the publication system towards Open Access: Study proposes pragmatic scenario
For the first time, a study has developed scenarios for restructuring transitioning Switzerland's scientific publication system towards Open Access (OA). The study was initiated by the SNSF in collaboration with the Scientific Information programme (SUC P-2) run by swissuniversities. It recommends a model that proposes a pragmatic and flexible way of making publicly funded research freely available at no charge and with no delay.

Economics / Business - 04.11.2016
Switzerland intensifies relations with Mexico
Bern, 04.11.2016 - President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann has paid a two-day presidential visit to Mexico.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 25.10.2016
Novartis delivered solid third quarter with Growth Products[1] offsetting Gleevec patent expiration; several positive readouts for potential blockbusters
Novartis delivered solid third quarter with Growth Products[1] offsetting Gleevec patent expiration; several positive readouts for potential blockbusters
Novartis delivered solid third quarter with Growth Products offsetting Gleevec patent expiration; several positive readouts for potential blockbusters Q3 net sales (-1% cc and USD) broadly in line wit

Economics / Business - Architecture - 06.10.2016

Economics / Business - Career - 30.09.2016
Seven new professorships at the Department of Economics
The University of Zurich has proven that it can meet several US elite universities at eye level when it comes to recruiting the best talents.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 14.09.2016
New funding programme to serve as launch pad for Swiss start-ups
Bern, 14.09.2016 - This autumn, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Education (SERI) will open an ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) in Switzerland.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 07.09.2016
Industry meets science
Industry meets science
A record number of visitors attended this year's Industry Day. Around 550 representatives from industry and business met with scientists for a lively debate on the Hönggerberg.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 18.08.2016
Super stair-climbers
Super stair-climbers
They have big ambitions: nine students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK are preparing to take on developers from renowned manufacturers and universities from around the world with their "Scewo" wheelchair at the Cybathlon.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 16.08.2016
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
An ETH spin-off, xorlab, has ambitious plans: it has developed a unique IT security solution that provides more effective protection against hacker attacks.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 19.07.2016
Novartis delivered solid Q2 despite full quarter of US Gleevec generic impact; significant positive innovation news strengthens future growth prospects
Novartis delivered solid Q2 despite full quarter of US Gleevec generic impact; significant positive innovation news strengthens future growth prospects Q2 net sales were flat (0% cc ) as Growth Produc

Economics / Business - 23.06.2016

Economics / Business - Innovation - 18.05.2016
EPFL and AXA announce the creation of a Research Program
18.05.16 - Bryan Ford, a world-renowned expert in information security, has been named an Associate Professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland thanks to the support of the AXA Research Fund. The Fund engaged 1.5 million euros to support this 12 year-project.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 21.04.2016
Novartis delivered solid Q1 despite Gleevec loss of exclusivity; investing behind new launches for long-term growth
Net sales up 1% (cc ), as Growth Products offset Gleevec impact Growth Products grew 24% (USD) to USD 3.9 billion, or 34% of Group net sales Cosentyx (USD 176 million) continues to grow strongl

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.04.2016
Five promising EPFL spin-offs will go after the US market
Five promising EPFL spin-offs will go after the US market
06.04.16 - Twenty Swiss start-ups, including five EPFL spin-offs, will head to the east coast of the United States in June for a weeklong immersion in the business world.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 31.03.2016
Novartis publishes updated 2015 segment financials reflecting new division structure
Updated segment financials reflect transfer of Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals franchise from Alcon to Pharmaceuticals, and 19 mature products from Pharmaceuticals to Sandoz, as outlined in Q4 and FY 2015

Economics / Business - 14.03.2016
"We must encourage international co-author networks"
Dominique Foray of EPFL has studied the career paths of 4,666 doctoral students from two specialised universities.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.02.2016
Reining in the ’chaebol’
South Korea's mighty conglomerates dominate research and development. But at what cost to innovation? By Mark Zastrow (From "Horizons" no.

Economics / Business - Career - 23.02.2016
Novartis shareholders approve all resolutions proposed by Board of Directors
Shareholders approve 19 th consecutive dividend increase to CHF 2.70 (+4%) per share for 2015   Dr. Joerg Reinhardt confirmed by shareholders as Chairman of the Novartis Board of Direct

Health - Economics / Business - 18.02.2016
Alcon expands leadership position in treating glaucoma through acquisition of Transcend Medical, Inc
Acquisition to add minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device to pipeline, expanding Alcon's surgical presence in a new category to treat glaucoma   The goal of MIGS is to reduce or eliminate

Economics / Business - 12.02.2016
Offshoring looms after the removal of the CHF/¤ exchange-rate floor
12.02.16 - Swiss companies may be preparing to shift production out of the country after the franc was unpegged from the euro. This is one of the main conclusions of the first academic study of the topic, which was conducted by economists from EPFL and the University of Geneva. In January 2015, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced that it would abandon the currency floor of 1.2 Swiss francs per euro.