Federal Council Renews Martin Vetterli's Term As President of EPFL
The Swiss Federal Council has renewed Martin Vetterli's term as president of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), upon the recommendation of the ETH Board. The professor of communication systems will therefore lead EPFL for a second four-year term that will begin on 1 January 2021.
Brexit: Implications for Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Resources compiled by swissuniversities to address questions that UK researchers and students on mobility programmes within Swiss higher education institutions will be confronted with after the Brexit.
Edward Snowden to the Hundreds of AMLD Participants at EPFL: "Don't Stay Safe. Stay Free! "
The main points developed by Edward Snowden during his speech at the Applied Machine Learning Days at EPFL. In the second part of his speech, the American answered questions. The main part of this interview are also reported.
Swiss Elections: Landslide Green Gains Tip Parliament to the Left
Green parties have made major gains at the expense of parties across the political spectrum in elections to the Swiss parliament, where environmental concerns dominated campaigns in the run-up to Sunday's vote.
Universitärer Mittelbau: Ein Königreich für einen Lehrstuhl
Sie sind die neunzig Prozent, die den akademischen Betrieb aufrechterhalten: Berichte aus dem Inneren eines Systems, das aus der Perspektive des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses so nicht länger funktionieren darf.
OPINION. Matthias Egger, président du Conseil national de la recherche du FNS, plaide pour que les textes scientifiques aient droit à une seconde publication. Une version en libre accès pour le bien commun
Intelligent data science approaches are changing science, the economy and society. In a new interdisciplinary initiative, ETH researchers from the fields of mathematics, computer science and information technology are therefore increasingly dedicating themselves to the foundations of data science.
Women As Leaders in Academic Institutions: Personal Experience and Narrative Literature Review
For the last 12 years, I have had the pleasure and privilege to serve as the Director of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and as a professor at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH) Zurich and Lausanne (EPFL). My affiliations have afforded me a rare opportunity to observe the structure and governance of academic institutions and to reflect on my own experience in institutional leadership. I have attempted to place my experience in the context of the literature on leadership, particularly that relating to women and academia. On the basis of my experience and reading, I make some recommendations for women faculty, for women in positions of institutional leadership in academia, and for academic institutions. I am deeply convinced that greater participation by women (and members of other under-represented groups) in institutional leadership is needed if academia is to make a meaningful contribution to addressing the huge challenges that face humanity.
An ERC Grant is the most prestigious award for excellent European research projects. A team with three researchers from the ETH Domain had also applied for such a grant. Today, Gabriel Aeppli from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Henrik Rønnow from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL and Nicola Spaldin from ETH Zurich, together with their colleague Alexander Balatsky from Nordita, Stockholm University, received the contract signed by the EU confirming the extraordinary 14 million euro funding.
After almost two years, Switzerland’s first dedicated science crowdfunding platform has seen nearly 80% of projects meet their targets. But for its organisers and participants, success isn’t just measured in Swiss francs.
Open Access to Publications: the SNSF Supports Europe's Plan S
European and national research funders are expected to commit all researchers to granting open access to their publications as of 2020. The SNSF supports this Plan S. However, it is not in a position to add its signature to the plan at present.
Reproducibility and Replication - University of Zurich Center for Reproducible Science Kickoff Workshop
A strategic kick-off workshop on Reproducibility and Replication with the goal to define the optimal set-up of the activities of the newly opened Center for Reproducible Science (CRS) at the University of Zurich.