In our study programmes, we teach the scientific foundation to analyse complex environmental systems. Based on a scientific understanding of the problem, students learn to develop solutions, to quantitatively evaluate and implement them.
We study the processes and interactions of different environmental systems at various scales, from the molecule to global environmental, production and supply systems. The approach of our research is systems-oriented and interdisciplinary.
“Collaboration has never been as close as it is today”
This week, the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano celebrates its 25th
anniversary. Christoph Schär, ETH professor with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, was there from the very start. In the following interview, he describes how supercomputers have developed over this period.
Improving resilience through diverse land stewards
Biodiversity has been shown to increase the resilience of ecosystems to global change. But what fosters the resilience of socio-ecological systems? We have shown that in order to build and maintain resilient mountain landscapes, we need not only a diversity of species, but a diversity of land stewards.