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Computer Science - Economics / Business - 29.03.2021

Career - Economics / Business - 25.03.2021

Economics / Business - Environment - 11.03.2021
Changing defaults can have a significant and lasting effect
Electricity providers have a simple way of encouraging households and companies to procure power from sustainable sources. This can help lower CO2 emissions. People often choose the standard option. Choosing to be an organ donor, printing on both sides of the page - such decisions are influenced by which is the standard setting, or default.

Economics / Business - 04.03.2021
Swiss statistical systems could be enhanced by big data
Using anonymized policyholder data from Swiss insurance company La Mobilière, EPFL scientists were able to predict a number of socio-economic indicators in 170 Swiss towns. This innovative approach could help increase the granularity and applicability of official statistics. A huge volume of digital data has been harvested, stored and shared in the last few years - from sources such as social media, geolocation systems and aerial images from drones and satellites - giving researchers many new ways to study information and decrypt our world.

Environment - Economics / Business - 18.02.2021
The time to take low-carbon transition risks seriously is now
A successful climate policy means preparing for unintended adverse impacts, such as job losses in declining energy sectors or potential environmental impacts of scaling up renewables.

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 18.02.2021

Innovation - Economics / Business - 05.02.2021

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 04.02.2021

Economics / Business - Career - 29.01.2021

Health - Economics / Business - 29.01.2021
Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases
The unprecedented progress made in global health over the past 20 years is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - Economics / Business - 26.01.2021
We need to track down hidden infections
Widespread and repeated testing, including of healthy people, is an effective tool in the fight against COVID-19, write Patrick Jenny and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 20.01.2021

Health - Economics / Business - 18.01.2021

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.01.2021
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
More and more ETH Zurich researchers are taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. By launching spin-offs, they hope to turn their lab findings into solutions that can help stem the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. There is no shortage of evidence for what the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes as an "unequivocal warming of the climate system".

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.01.2021

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 05.01.2021
Poorest face dilemma in Africa's cities
Poorest face dilemma in Africa’s cities
A recent study in South Africa and Ghana shows people support government steps to combat Covid-19 but lack the infrastructure and financial security required to maintain social distancing.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 17.12.2020
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
One-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
In its first year in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has already revealed details of one of the most extreme exoplanets and showed its maneuverability by evading space debris.

Economics / Business - Career - 15.12.2020

Environment - Economics / Business - 15.12.2020

Health - Economics / Business - 04.12.2020
Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains
Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains
Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products and vaccines to patients, making them a central component of health systems.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.11.2020

Environment - Economics / Business - 19.11.2020
World Toilet Day 2020
World Toilet Day 2020
At Eawag, the aquatic research institute, numerous scientists are conducting research into toilets. In short videos, seven of them explain what fascinates them about the topic and what exactly their research is all about.

Economics / Business - History / Archeology - 17.11.2020

Economics / Business - 02.11.2020
The rise of bond ETFs and consequent credit liquidity risk
One of the effects of the widespread use of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the investment funds listed on the stock exchange, is the 'democratisation' of financial markets, namely because they can be

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.10.2020
How ETH Zurich Spin-offs Strengthen the Swiss Economy
How ETH Zurich Spin-offs Strengthen the Swiss Economy
As well as generating more jobs on average than other Swiss start-ups, ETH Spin-offs are also acquired more frequently.

History / Archeology - Economics / Business - 29.09.2020
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 28.09.2020
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Campus - Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Economics / Business - 24.09.2020
Financialization of everyday life: are we becoming homo oeconomicus?
Financialization of everyday life: are we becoming homo oeconomicus?
In the consumer and services society people are increasingly exposed to financial products of all kinds, such as credit cards, car leasing, mortgage loans, investment funds for our savings, etc.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Managing with machines
Managing with machines
One application in which Brandao and the IT Services team have opted for AI is a key piece of research infrastructure known as the Leonhard cluster, which is specially designed for big data analytics and machine learning. "It offers features unmatched by any other cluster in the world and is very popular in biomedical research and other areas," says Brandao.

Career - Economics / Business - 24.08.2020
Webcam sex: half a billion followers
Webcam sex: half a billion followers
The pornographic sequences broadcast live on the web feature between 300,000 and 500,000 people - the vast majority of them women - for a largely male clientele of at least 500 million followers.

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 24.08.2020
Binding carbon dioxide using broken concrete
Binding carbon dioxide using broken concrete
Thanks to technology from ETH spin-off Neustark, concrete recycling plants can store carbon dioxide over the long term.

Economics / Business - 21.07.2020
An academic career in Finance, from Lugano to Lisbona
Lugano, St. Gallen, Barcelona, Lugano, New York, Lugano, Lisbon... these are the steps along the  academic career path of Virginia Gianinazzi, who has recently obtained her PhD in finance at U

Economics / Business - 10.07.2020

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 01.07.2020
Ethics and AI: an unethical optimization principle
EPFL professor Anthony Davison and co-authors provide a mathematical basis for concerns about ethical implications of AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly deployed around us and may have large potential benefits. But there are growing concerns about the unethical use of AI. Professor Anthony Davison, who holds the Chair of Statistics at EPFL, and colleagues in the UK, have tackled these questions from a mathematical point of view, focusing on commercial AI that seek to maximize profits.

Economics / Business - 25.06.2020
Novartis Resolves Legacy FCPA Investigations
Basel, June 25, 2020 - Novartis has reached settlements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolving all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations into historical conduct by the Company and its subsidiaries.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 24.06.2020
Towards closed loops
Towards closed loops
The circular economy is gaining a foothold in more and more areas: Some have already established business models, in others it is only visible in visionary pioneering projects.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 22.06.2020
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