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Greetings from ETH Zurich


Talent. A fundamental building block of society and, arguably, the most precious resource available to universities and economies.

Successful universities today know how to find and nurture talent, and foster a culture in which talent thrives. ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Zurich, is proud of its cutting-edge research spanning engineering and the natural sciences.

It is a place of discovery, innovation and technical prowess in the heart of Europe and at the intersection of many cultures and mindsets.

ETH Zurich presents a unique location that inspires the theme of Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit 2019, “How talent thrives”.

Come and join us to examine the issues that underlie the theme of the conference and share your experiences.

Welcome to ETH Zurich.


Joël Mesot
ETH Zurich

About ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich – Where the future begins. Freedom, responsibility, an entrepreneurial spirit and an openness to the world – the values of Switzerland are the foundation of ETH Zurich.

Since 1855, this university of science and technology has been a centre of knowledge and innovation. Situated in the heart of Europe, forging connections around the world, ETH Zurich pioneers effective solutions to the global challenges facing humanity.

ETH Zurich’s 500 professors and nearly 20,000 students from more than 120 countries generate innovation in areas ranging from data science to robotics and from nanoscience to cutting-edge medical technology.

Switzerland’s advanced economy benefits from the nearly 100 patents, 200 inventions and 25 spin-off companies emerging from the university every year.

ETH Zurich also upholds a commendable track record of scientific excellence with 21 Nobel laureates – including Albert Einstein – and regularly ranks among the world’s top universities.

Learn more about ETH Zurich.