The institutions in the fields of education, research and innovation (ERI) welcome the implementation proposal for the involvement of scientific advisory bodies in crises, which the Federal Council has approved.
On 8 December, the Federal Council appointed Christian Rüegg as Director of the PSI for a further four years from 1 April 2024. The PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland.
At its meeting of 6–7 December, the ETH Board discussed the future challenges facing society and how the ETH Domain can address them with an optimum structure. At the same time, the ETH Board is holding talks with various partners and stakeholders.
The ETH Board appointed 4 women and 10 men as professors and awarded the title of Professor of Practice to one individual. It also took note of the resignations of 11 professors and thanked them for their services.
The ETH Board welcomes the developments in Swiss-EU relations announced by the Federal Council on 8 November and by the European Commission on 21 November.
At the request of the Federal Council and on the recommendation of a panel of international experts, the ETH Board and the institutions of the ETH Domain are reviewing the current structure of the ETH Domain.
The universities and research and innovation promotion organisations are calling for significant, real growth for the entire ERI sector over the next four-year period.
The ETH Domain depends on adequate, stable funding from the Confederation if it is to fulfil its role in driving innovation for Switzerland and educating urgently needed specialists.
The ETH Board appointed four women and six men as professors and awarded the title of professor to five individuals. It also took note of the resignation of one professor and thanked him for his services.