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Failing to perform an experiment, considering the wrong hypothesis, having a paper rejected: failure is not only normal in science, it is also essential for cutting-edge research. What is the experience of researchers in the ETH Domain with this sensitive topic?


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At its meeting of 9/10 March 2022 and upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Joël Mesot, and the President of EPFL, Professor Martin Vetterli, the ETH Board appointed a total of 10 women and 13 men as professors and awarded the title of professor to two individuals. It also took note of ...

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At its meeting on 9/10 March 2022, the ETH Board welcomed the successful completion of the ‘SCION for the ETH Domain’ project. SCION is a secure, fast and reliable Internet architecture developed at ETH Zurich. At the request of the President of the ETH Board, the gratifying result of the equal pay analysis 2020 was ...

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The ETH Board as well as the six institutions of the ETH Domain* reaffirm their full solidarity with the universities in Ukraine and join the Federal Council in its statement strongly condemning Russia’s military invasion. The development of this war will have serious consequences for the Ukrainian universities as well as for the researchers and ...

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The Federal Council selected Tanja Zimmermann as the new Empa director on 23 February 2022. She is currently a member of Empa’s senior management. The Federal Council also confirmed Joël Mesot as the president of ETH Zurich for another four years and appointed Christian Rüegg, director of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, to the ETH ...

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The initiative, launched by British and Swiss academic circles, aims to mobilise the European scientific community to re-engage the two countries into the Horizon Europe research programme. The Stick to Science campaign, initiated by the ETH Board together with leading British and Swiss science stakeholders (see below for the initiating organisations), calls on European leaders ...


A pan-European initiative launched at the behest of the Swiss and British research communities calls for the two countries to be rapidly reintegrated into European science.

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The Open Research Data (ORD) Action Plan specifies the measures of the ORD Strategy published in July 2021. It represents a further step for swissuniversities, the ETH Board, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) as well as the Academies of Arts and Sciences towards facilitating access to research data and thus Open Science.  Open Science ...

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