ETH Zurich – Where the future begins
Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Some 540 professors teach around 22,200 students – including nearly 4,200 doctoral students – from over 120 countries. Their collective research embraces many disciplines: natural sciences and engineering sciences, architecture, mathematics, system-oriented natural sciences, as well as management and social sciences. The results and innovations produced by ETH researchers are channelled into some of Switzerland’s most high-tech sectors: from computer science through to micro- and nanotechnology and cutting-edge medicine. Every year ETH registers around 100 patents and 150 inventions on average. Since 1996, the university has produced a total of 437 commercial spin-offs. ETH also has an excellent reputation in scientific circles: 21 Nobel laureates have studied, taught or researched here, and in international league tables ETH Zurich regularly ranks as one of the world’s top universities.
The conference will take place in the main building (Hauptgebäude, HG) of ETH Zurich, room E7.
Special rooms are available for breastfeeding, parent-child time, baby care, and resting (including pregnant women and people with medical conditions). Some childcare options are also available. Please get in touch if you need any of these services.
The cafeterias of ETH Zurich are open to the conference guests and are either at the conference venue or at short walking distance:
bQm - coffee specialties / beer / drinks / snacks
Clausiusbar - freshly prepared Wok specialties / Asian meals and salads
food&lab - street & world food (hot and cold) / salads / sandwiches / coffee / bakery
Mensa Polyterrasse - large canteen offering daily dishes / vegi menus / hot & cold buffet / soups / desserts
Tannenbar - sandwiches / soups / salads / snacks / pastries
CafeBar - small café offering coffee specialties / pastry / sandwiches / salads / ice cream
Einstein & Zweistein - coffee / bakery / homemade pies / sandwiches / salads / vegan and lactose free snacks
Polysnack - pizza / pasta / salads / Italian snacks
Alternative lunch options are available at short walking distance in Universtitätstrasse (north from the conference venue) and include
The main campus of ETH Zurich is conveniently connected to both the main Zurich train station (10 minutes) and to Zurich Airport (30 minutes). Arrival by car is also possible, but public parking is scarce.
Zurich is a very walkable city. You can also easily reach almost any destination in Zurich and in Switzerland by public transportation, which is very safe and reliable at all times of the day. You typically don't need to rent a car.
There is no conference hotel. A variety of hotels near ETH main building are available to suit your needs, from budget to luxury accommodation. They are all located in safe areas, within walking distance or well connected via public transportation to the conference venue. Please visit the Zurich Tourism webpage for more information, or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Plaza Hotel - Central 1, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 256 56 56 - www.central.ch
Hotel Helmhaus - Schifflände 30, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 266 95 95 - www.helmhaus.ch
Hotel Krone Unterstrass - Schaffhauserstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 360 56 56 - www.hotel-krone.ch
Leonardo Boutique Hotel - Universitätstrasse 101, 8006 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 360 12 00 - www.leonardo-hotels.de
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich - Bahnhofplatz 7, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 218 88 88 - www.hotelschweizerhof.com
Sorell Hotel Rex - Weinbergstrasse 92, 8006 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 360 25 25 - www.sorellhotels.com/de/rex/zuerich
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg - Orellistrasse 21, 8044 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 268 35 35 - www.sorellhotels.com/de/zuerichberg/zuerich
Hotel Wellenberg - Niederdorfstrasse 10, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 43 888 44 44 - www.hotel-wellenberg.ch/de/
Hotel Adler, Rosengasse 10, 8001 Zürich, Phone: +41 44 266 96 96, www.hotel-adler.ch
Hotel Alexander Zürich - Niederdorfstrasse 40, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 251 82 03 - www.hotel-alexander.ch
Hotel Basilea - Zähringerstrasse 25, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 256 76 00 - www.hotelbasilea.ch
Hotel Bristol - Stampfenbachstrasse 34, 8006 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 258 44 44 - www.hotelbristol.ch
Comfort Hotel Royal - Leonhardstrasse 6, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 266 59 59 - www.comfortinn.ch
Hotel du Théâtre - Seilergraben 69, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 267 26 70 - www.byfassbind.com
Hotel Florhof - Florhofgasse 4, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 250 26 26 - www.hotelflorhof.ch
Plattenhof Design Hotel - Plattenstrasse 26, 8032 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 251 19 10 - www.plattenhof.ch
Hotel St. Josef - Hirschengraben 64, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 250 57 57 - www.st-josef.ch
Sorell Hotel Rütli - Zähringerstrasse 43, 8001 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 254 58 00 - www.sorellhotels.com/de/ruetli/zuerich
Hotel Sunnehus - Sonneggstrasse 17, 8006 Zürich - Phone: +41 44 250 27 27 - www.hotelsunnehus.ch
The banquet will take place at the Gasthaus Albisgütli, located on Uetliberg since 1839 with a unique view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the mountains. The restaurant is child-friendly, barrier-free, and accessible via public transportation.
More information will follow on this page in due time.
The Farewell Party will take place at the ETH Dozentenfoyer, the faculty club of ETH Zurich. It is located in the main building of ETH Zurich (same location as the conference) and offers a spectacular view on the city.
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