The ETH Domain’s four research institutes conduct basic and applied research in their respective fields, provide scientific and technical services and thus work on sustainable solutions to central issues from society, the economy and science. They are at the service of the two Federal Institutes of Technology for teaching and research according to their possibilities.

Basic and advanced training

The four research institutes educate students and specialists in their scientific and technical fields, offer courses of their own and participate in the teaching of other academic institutions, particularly in the education of doctoral students. In addition, the research institutes offer advanced training, particularly for specialists who deal with questions from their respective fields in everyday working life in private companies or public institutions.

Knowledge and technology transfer

For this purpose, they cooperate closely with the Federal Institutes of Technology and other Swiss and foreign education and research institutions. Moreover, a constant knowledge and technology transfer takes place through joint projects with partners from industry or from the Confederation, from cantons and municipalities.