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About 30,000 people from more than 120 countries
study, carry out research and work at ETH Zurich.
FACTS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness:
ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values.
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WHERE THE FUTURE BEGINS
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. ETH Is renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH works together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
 
Outstanding results at every level are what make ETH Zurich one of the world’s leading universities. ETH has high expectations of their staff, but as a responsible employer ETH Zurich also offers excellent working conditions and provides support and encouragement for its employees – so they can produce top-class performances and pursue their personal career goals.
MAIN FOCUS AREAS
In order to cope with humanity’s major challenges, a combination of disciplinary approaches in multidisciplinary teams, or a multidisciplinary approach, is often necessary. This is why ETH Zurich concentrates on several main focus areas in addition to departmental activities. The research focuses on the needs of society – be that at a local, national or global level – and so makes a valuable contribution to politics, the economy and society.
 
Medicine
ETH Zurich has been making significant contributions to the advancement of medicine for decades through fundamental research, the development of technologies for prognostics, diagnostics and therapy, the foundation of spin-off companies, training and education programmes, and infrastructure.
 
Data
Researchers at ETH Zurich are developing new approaches to data science and machine learning in order to secure and evaluate enormous amounts of data.
 
 
 
 
 
Sustainability
Food security, energy supply and climate change, the sustainable design of our habitats and the careful handling of natural resources are among the greatest global challenges. ETH Zurich has studied these topics intensively for decades and is today a leader in energy, nutrition and environmental research.
 
Manufacturing technologies
A company’s economic success depends on its ability to develop innovative products and ensure cost-effective production. ETH Zurich’s research contributes to the development of future-oriented production processes and manufacturing technologies.
 
 
Critical Thinking Initiative
ETH Zurich launched the Critical Thinking Initiative (CTETH) in 2012 with the goal of training ETH students to think critically and independently. This initiative allows the university to provide critical thinking and communication and leadership skills in addition to specialist expertise.
 
LEADING THE WAY SINCE 1855

Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge.

At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

62 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland | Closing on Dec 31
Senior Program Officer in Development
Senior Program Officer in DevelopmentThe Center for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) trains students and experienced experts for International Cooperation (IC) and is committed to a more intensive dialogue between research and practice for sustainable development. NADEL is...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Post-Doctoral position in the field of unconventional computing with nanomagnets
Post-Doctoral position in the field of unconventional computing with nanomagnetsThe Laboratory for Mesocopic Systems based at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a joint laboratory between the ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute, which is the largest research centre for...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Postdoc in distributed computing software for uncertainty quantification
Postdoc in distributed computing software for uncertainty quantificationThe Chair of Risk, Safety and Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering (RSUQ) develops computational methods for managing uncertainties in physical models used in various fields of engineering and applied...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Animal transgenic specialist
Animal transgenic specialistThe Laboratory of Regenerative and Movement Biology in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology is searching for a part-time animal transgenic specialist. The primary scientific interest and direction of the lab is to study the regenerative...
ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland | Closing on Jan 13
PhD in Computational Ecosystem Science: Carbon and nutrient cycle dynamics
PhD in Computational Ecosystem Science: Carbon and nutrient cycle dynamicsOur group for Computational Ecosystem Science develops new model and data integration methods to gain a mechanistic understanding of biogeochemical cycling in ecosystems, water-carbon coupling, and forest...