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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.

Economics / Business - Environment - 10.02.2016
ETH Zurich bids farewell to Jakob Nüesch
ETH Zurich bids farewell to Jakob Nüesch
During his presidency, from 1990 to 1997, the pharmaceutical researcher with a background in agricultural science made a lasting impression on ETH Zurich.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 29.01.2016

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 27.01.2016
Novartis delivered strong sales growth and core margin expansion (cc[1]) in 2015; announces plans to accelerate growth at Alcon, streamline Group operations
Novartis delivered strong sales growth and core margin expansion (cc ) in 2015; announces plans to accelerate growth at Alcon, streamline Group operations Strong growth (cc) in full year sales, core o

Economics / Business - Innovation - 20.01.2016
Industry 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing
Industry 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a key topic is focusing on the "Digital Transformation of Industries". The fourth industrial revolution is imminent. It goes by the name "Industry 4.0" and is expected to fundamentally change, among other things, the production methods and business models currently used in industrialized countries.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 20.01.2016
Filling investors with enthusiasm for new ideas
Filling investors with enthusiasm for new ideas
Seven promising start-ups, over 100 domestic and international investors, and four hours to shine: this was the first Investor Summit at Zurich Airport.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 04.12.2015
Four professors appointed at ETH Zurich
Four professors appointed at ETH Zurich
Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Lino Guzzella, the ETH Board appointed a total of four professors, and awarded the title of professor to two individuals.

Economics / Business - 05.11.2015
Transport systems as a complex challenge
Transport systems as a complex challenge
Together with around 20 partners from the mobility sector, researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen developed a vision for the future of mobility in Switzerland.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 27.10.2015
Novartis delivered strong core margin expansion (cc) and continued to strengthen the pipeline in Q3; on track for full-year guidance
Solid growth (cc ) in Q3 sales, core operating income, core EPS for continuing operations Net sales were USD 12.3 billion (-6%, +6% cc) Operating income was USD 2.2 billion (-18%, +2% c

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 19.10.2015
Who Travels by Train? Visions for the Future of Mobility on Four Continents
The international research project 'imagineTrains' studies perceptions, ideas, and problems that decision makers and passengers associate with rail as a mode of transport.