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.
Johan Lilliestam, Senior Assistant and Lecturer at the Institute for Environmental Decisions, is is one out of six scientists from ETH Zurich who have triumphed at the prestigious competition for Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
Lethal night-storms over Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria in East Africa is known to be stormy at night, with thousands of fishermen dying each year. New evidence suggests that the lake will become a real hotspot for hazardous thunderstorms in the future due to climate change. But improved storm warnings could be on the way.
Shining brightly on the European stage
Six young scientists from ETH Zurich are to receive ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council offers these grants to support talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. The selected projects come from several different ETH research areas.