Category Archives: Swiss News

ETH Zurich spinoff Climeworks opens world’s first commercial facility extracting CO2 from air

In a world’s first, Climeworks, a spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) opened their plant, capturing CO2 directly from the air. The Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant in Hinwil (Zurich, Switzerland) can filter 900 tonnes … Continue reading

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ETH Zurich and EPFL scoring high in the latest QS World University Rankings

In the latest World Universities Ranking 2018 by QS, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology defended their high ranks: ETH Zurich came in 10th, maintaining its unique position as the only university from a non-English speaking country among the … Continue reading

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Architects from Basel and Kyoto Design Lab: workshop on how water shapes Kyoto

Professor Manuel Herz, teaching Critical Urbanism at the University of Basel, and architect Shadi Rahbaran of Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten visited Kyoto Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Design Lab (D-lab) to follow up on a workshop on urban metabolism, or the cycle of  energy, water, … Continue reading

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The Swiss National Science Foundation optimized its funding scheme for international research exchanges

The SNSF’s former funding schemes for Scientific Conferences, International Exploratory Workshops and International Short Visits were merged into a single funding scheme for Scientific Exchanges. With an annual budget of up to CHF 3.4 million, grants will be allocated for … Continue reading

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The University of Basel’s Nanolino Lab team wins the NanoCarRace

A Swiss team of two researchers from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel participated successfully at the world’s first nanocar race, organized by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and competed against teams from Japan, … Continue reading

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EPFL tops the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

For the third year in a row, Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) tops the list of leading 200 institutions under 50 years, compiled by Times Higher Education (THE). The same indicators as in the overall World University Ranking … Continue reading

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Switzerland and Japan, keen to strengthen scientific cooperation

On the occasion of a meeting on 5 May in Bern, Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, and Toshiei Mizuochi,  State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, reviewed the ongoing cooperation between Switzerland … Continue reading

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Technology and social inclusion – the Cybathlon approach, featured in Tokyo

The efforts of Cybathlon, a Swiss invention, to connect not only technology experts with the disabled but also to bring them together with the public, was highlighted in Tokyo in front of media, industry experts and the general public. The … Continue reading

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NCCR D-Fab (ETH Zurich) and T-ADS (U of Tokyo) presenting in Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde exhibition, Paris

The works of National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication hosted at ETH Zurich and the University of Tokyo Advanced Design Studies Unit (T-ADS) are exhibited in the ongoing “Mutations – Créations / Imprimer le monde (Printing the … Continue reading

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New Master Courses and a National Center for Data Science

In a joint venture, ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) to foster innovation in data and computer science, as well as to provide an infrastructure for multidisciplinary research and open science. Data science involves … Continue reading

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