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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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