19 new professors appointed at ETH Zurich and EPFL

At its meeting of 14 July 2021 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 seven women and twelve men as professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. It also took note of …

Open Research Data: Measures implemented by the ETH Domain

The ETH Board and the institutions of the ETH Domain are investing more heavily in measures aimed at continued implementation of Open Research Data. Open science practices are becoming a prevalent paradigm in academic research worldwide. Open Research Data (ORD) is at the core of open science: new technological developments are facilitating the sharing and …

Open Research Data: Measures implemented by the ETH Domain

The ETH Board and the institutions of the ETH Domain are investing more heavily in measures aimed at continued implementation of Open Research Data. Open science practices are becoming a prevalent paradigm in academic research worldwide. Open Research Data (ORD) is at the core of open science: new technological developments are facilitating the sharing and …

Federal Council appoints Beate Jessel as new WSL director

The Federal Council appointed Beate Jessel as the new director of the Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) on 4 June 2021. She will assume her role on 1 September. The 59-year-old currently serves as president of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in Bonn.  Professor Beate Jessel succeeds Professor Konrad …

Günther Dissertori to become new Rector of ETH Zurich

Personnel matters were among the issues addressed by the ETH Board at its meeting on 19/20 May. It appointed Professor Günther Dissertori as the new Rector of ETH Zurich, Professors Thomas J. Schmidt and Mike Seidel as members of the PSI Board of Directors and Cornelia Ritz Bossicard as the new Chair of the ETH …

15 new professors appointed at ETH Zurich and EPFL

At its meeting of 19-20 May 2021 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 five women and ten men as professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. It also took note of …

A joint Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity

swissuniversities, the Swiss National Science Foundation and Innosuisse have jointly drawn up a Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity under the auspices of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. It takes into account new developments in science, facilitates cooperation across institutional borders and strengthens quality assurance in research. Possible misconduct can occur across the …

ETH Board appoints new Vice President for Finances at EPFL

Upon application of EPFL President Martin Vetterli, the ETH Board has appointed Françoise Bommensatt as new Vice President for Finances for the 2021–2024 period. Françoise Bommensatt comes with an impressive track record in managing finance departments in the higher education sector. Currently, she is Chief Financial Officer at the Swiss Education Group, a business and …

Gender Strategy 2021–2024

Strategy for Gender Balance and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men The ETH Domain aims to improve the gender balance among its member institutions by increasing the share of women in education and in research, as well as in management positions. Ensuring equal opportunities for women and men within the ETH Domain is a prerequisite …

ETH Board adopts the new Gender Strategy

At its meeting of 3/4 March 2021, the ETH Board adopted the new Gender Strategy for the ETH Domain. This strategy aims to improve the gender balance further and ensure equal opportunities for women and men in the ETH Domain institutions. The ETH Board also decided how resources will be allocated in 2022 and approved …