November 3, 2017 Martin Roszkowski No comments exist

We released today a public “appeal from AVETH” after the newspaper NZZ am Sonntag published an article about the alleged bullying and overall unethical treatment of doctoral students and postdocs by a professor in the Institute for Astronomy at the Department of Physics. As a reaction to this case, the institute at D-PHYS was suspended and an investigation launched. (see various links below for more information)

October 29, 2017 deepak No comments exist

On the 26th of October AVETH, UZH’s Graduate Campus and VAUZ had their first joint Game Night! PhD candidates, postdocs and scientific staff from both ETH and UZH learned various strategy games, with a “Mafia” game winning the sympathy off all! Game Night was a big success and we hope to repeat it in the near future!

October 29, 2017 deepak No comments exist

Last week AVETH visited Hagenholz waste incineration plant in Zürich. During the guided tour we learned that Switzerland produces more waste per capita compared to other countries. However, although the recycling rate of 54 percent is above the European average of 28 percent (2015), Switzerland is among the largest waste producers in Europe (730 kg of waste per capita in 2014). For comparison Germany (617 kg per capita in 2013), Austria (578 kg), Sweden (458 kg) and Iceland (345 kg) are the smaller waste producers. Since the introduction of landfilling ban in Switzerland on 1 January 2000, all non-recycled combustible waste must be incinerated.

October 11, 2017 Anna No comments exist

Autumn is the perfect time to try new strategy games! For the first time AVETH and VAUZ organize joined “Game Night” with PhDs, postdocs and scientific staff from both ETH and UZH ! We will compete in the strategy games called “Saboteur”, “Codenames”, “Mafia” and other!