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Environment - Politics - 20.10.2021
Net zero needs a plan
It will take more than a long-term target for 2050 to achieve climate neutrality, says Reto Knutti. Policymakers must take a consistent approach towards net zero, and define a reduction path with specific measures and interim targets.

Administration - Politics - 14.09.2021

Social Sciences - Politics - 13.09.2021

Environment - Politics - 31.08.2021
Curious, committed, inspiring - a thoroughbred researcher retires
Curious, committed, inspiring - a thoroughbred researcher retires
In official circles, he is known as Alfred Wüest. But his fellow researchers and colleagues, simply call him Johny.

Politics - 02.08.2021
Switzerland and the EU - where to now?
Switzerland and the EU - where to now?
Following the termination of negotiations for a framework agreement, researchers outline a three-stage plan for the further development of a constructive partnership between Switzerland and the European Union.

Health - Politics - 22.03.2021

Politics - Career - 22.03.2021

Politics - 19.03.2021
Power-sharing and its side effects
Power-sharing and its side effects
The participation of ethnic minorities in the government can decide between war and peace. ETH postdoc Andreas Juon researches how different forms of power-sharing affect the stability and quality of political systems.

Politics - 18.03.2021
Moving closer to finding a solution for deep disposal
Where should radioactive waste be packaged before it is stored in a deep geological repository? Daniela Scherer explains how stakeholders are being brought on board to tackle this thorny question.

Politics - Administration - 12.02.2021
Call for transparency
The turbulence created by speculation in GameStop shares has highlighted the lack of transparency on trading platforms.

Politics - History / Archeology - 06.01.2021
The empire strikes back
In recent years, nationalist leaders have staked claims on lost territories in order to restore the glory of former empires.

Computer Science - Politics - 22.12.2020
Crossing the artificial intelligence thin red line?
EPFL computer science professor tells conference that AI has no legitimate roll in defining, implementing, or enforcing public policy.

Environment - Politics - 15.12.2020
"The key thing is to make a start."
Civil society and governments struggle to take action when it comes to climate change. So what's the solution? We asked climate researcher Reto Knutti and climate strike advocate Marie-Claire Graf for their perspectives.

Environment - Politics - 18.09.2020
To cut food waste, we may need to pay more for what we eat
How can we reduce food waste? Although the Swiss population are aware of the problem, they misjudge where most food waste is generated, ETH political scientists conclude.

Politics - Campus - 15.09.2020

Career - Politics - 02.09.2020
How the Swiss fared under partial lockdown
A joint study by EPFL, the Idiap Research Institute and the University of Lausanne's Institute of Psychology has provided us with a unique snapshot of how Swiss residents experienced the partial lockdown measures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The findings include gender disparities, doubts about the future and hopes for change.

Computer Science - Politics - 09.07.2020

Politics - Environment - 03.07.2020
Influx from the SP helps the Greens to win elections
Due to widespread concerns about the climate, the environmental parties made significant gains in the 2019 federal elections, especially among young voters.

Politics - Psychology - 14.04.2020
The power of Why
In this time of health emergency, it is inevitable to live in close contact with our loved ones. In a short video Sara Greco, senior assistant professor at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, talks about two tools that might help overcome disagreement in our daily life.

Politics - 30.01.2020
Shared power, more satisfied people
Shared power, more satisfied people
The attack by authoritarian governments on their own political institutions is pushing many democracies to their limits.

Politics - 13.01.2020
Preparing for the legislature
Preparing for the legislature
Separation of powers, foreign policy, economic policy and climate change - at a two-day event in the Bern region, ETH imparted expertise to newly elected parliamentarians.

Astronomy / Space Science - Politics - 28.11.2019
ESA Ministerial Council Meeting: Switzerland to participate in new programmes and play a leading role in the removal of space debris
On 27 and 28 November 2019, State Secretary Martina Hirayama attended the European Space Agency's ESA Ministerial Council meeting in Seville ("Space 19+").

Politics - 24.10.2019
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
More than half of internet users in Switzerland avoid searching for certain terms or expressing certain views online because they believe they are being monitored.

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 28.05.2019
ESA and EU member states highlight the importance of the space sector
The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.

Environment - Politics - 19.03.2019
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland's support for EPFL's project to create a "Transnational Red Sea Research Center".

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Politics - 19.11.2018
Addressing the Territorial Dimensions in Party-based Populism
Parution d'un numéro spécial de la revue Comparative European Politics consacré aux partis régionalistes populistes et édité par Reinhard Heinisch (Universität Salzburg), Emanuele Massetti (University of Surrey) et Oscar Mazzoleni (Université de Lausanne).

Event - Politics - 17.11.2018

Politics - 02.11.2018