On the richness of life in the oceans
What fascinates her so much about plankton, how she gets her data and why she likes working in EU research projects. On the road with Meike Vogt, climate researcher and marine ecologist at ETH Zurich.
The power of silent architectural design knowledge
Tacit knowledge has long played an important role in architectural education and practice. Tom Avermaete, Professor of History and Theory of Urban Design at ETH Zurich, is coordinating an EU research project on this called TACK / Communities of Tacit
Research in the climate emergency
Climate scientist Sonia Seneviratne from ETH Zurich is currently working on three concurrent Horizon 2020 research projects, and two more will be launched by Horizon Europe in autumn. In addition, she has taken a leading position in two of the
Of beetles, larvae and fungi
How Agroscope researchers are developing biological control strategies against the invasive Japanese beetle. An on-site visit of the EU project IPM Popillia in the Piedmont region.
When manufacturers come to the rescue
In the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies switched part of their production to urgently needed face masks, protective shields or ventilators. In the Horizon 2020 project Eur3ka, Torbjørn Netland, Professor of Production and Operations Management at ETH
Open Science at European level
Open Access to Publications and Open Research Data – state of play
About viruses, poultry and humans
How epidemiologist Claire Guinat draws from the genes of the avian influenza viruses the secret of their spread, how this helps to more efficiently fight the disease and why this knowledge also benefits the health of people and animals.
Redesigning asylum processes
How do asylum policies affect the subsequent integration of refugees and how to design an asylum process to promote integration? Dominik Hangartner, Professor of Public Policy at ETH Zurich, uses an ERC project to find practicable solutions. Rolf Probala met
Increased sustainability through combinational chemistry
The production of pharmaceutical medicinal products is accompanied by large quantities of waste, as their synthesis requires numerous processing steps. Helma Wennemers, Professor of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich, works on reducing these steps by means of novel catalytic reactions,
Switzerland’s full association is indispensable
Why Switzerland has to be fully associated to the EU Research Framework Programme Horizon Europe despite the missing Institutional Framework Agreement. An interview by Rolf Probala with Elisabeth Stark, Vice President Research of the University of Zurich, and Detlef Günther,