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


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.

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.

Health - May 2

Blood diagnostics modelled on leeches


Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a safe and inexpensive device for reliable blood measurements. It works using a suction cup and could also be employed to diagnose the tropical disease malaria - even by non-medical personnel.

ETH spin-offs develop high performance batteries

Materials Science

The electrification of many areas of life is leading to an increased demand for high-performance batteries. Two ETH spin-offs are making waves in this field: while BTRY develops high-performance solid-state batteries, 8inks is working on a new standard for production.

Environment - Apr 23

Bacteria for climate-neutral chemicals of the future


Researchers at ETH Zurich have engineered bacteria in the laboratory to efficiently use methanol. The metabolism of these bacteria can now be tapped into to produce valuable products currently made by the chemical industry from fossil fuels.

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.

Digi, Nano, Bio, Neuro - or why we should care more about converging technologies

Dirk Helbing expects that in the future digital technologies may penetrate the human body ever more. However, he believes that society is not prepared for the risks. To protect our most intimate data from misuse, he proposes a new legal framework.

Environment - Apr 30

How the plant world shapes the climate cycle


In order to understand the Earth's resilience, researchers at ETH Zurich are modelling climate changes from times long past. And they show: Plants are not simply victims of circumstances, but have helped to shape climate conditions on Earth.

Pharmacology - Apr 24

AI designs new drugs based on protein structures


A new computer process developed by chemists at ETH Zurich makes it possible to generate active pharmaceutical ingredients quickly and easily based on a protein's three-dimensional surface. The new process could revolutionise drug research.

Physics - Apr 18

Surprising reversal in quantum systems


Researchers at ETH Zurich have studied topological effects in an artificial solid, making surprising observations. The new insights into topological pumping could be used for quantum technologies in the future.

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