Universities as Curators of Knowledge

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Technology Transfer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

GK Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation, Uncategorized

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Team Players to Shape our Future: Do our Students Learn the Right Skills?

GK Chapters and other contributions, Human Resources, Teaching & Learning

Education is the key for success and welfare of a country. Figure 1 shows the correlation between the wealth intensity and the number of citations in scientific journals. Switzerland is among the top nations. It has a special, so-called dual education system (Figure 2). From age 16 onwards, the majority of our young people receive practical training in a company, …