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.
Induction of Janet Hering at the "National Academy of Engineering"
In February the “National Academy of Engineering” (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members. Among the new members is also Eawag director, Prof. Janet Hering. The induction took place at the beginning of October 2015.
Potato harvest reduced by half
On the way from field to fork, more than half of the potato harvest is lost. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers from Agroscope and ETH Zurich.
Trade in invasive plants is blossoming
Every day, hundreds of different plant species – many of them listed as invasive – are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. This exacerbates the problem of uncontrollable biological invasions.
Resources, politics and fairness
FOEN director Bruno Oberle, environmental engineer Stefanie Hellweg and economist Lucas Bretschger discuss ways to make resource consumption more ecofriendly, both in Switzerland and around the world.