When You Need Help:

Completely confidential! We will do what we can to help and can point you towards specialist contacts within or outside ETH when necessary!


Just speaking about a problem to someone often helps!
We are there to meet with you.


Collectively, we have amassed a broad set of knowledge, which we are happy to share.


Most conflicts arise due to miscommunication, these can often be deescalated by making the conversation clearer.


We can discuss possible options with you and work out a plan towards a solution together with you.


Role playing for a difficult meeting is a great way to prepare, as is having a structured plan.


In difficult situations having a relevant third party present can be useful. If all parties to the discussion explicitly ask us, we can take part in this function.

We are a group of doctoral students and postdocs who provide assistance to all scientific staff. We will provide confidential advice on academic, administrative or personal issues. Whether you are a member or not please contact if you have any concerns.

We can also connect with services at ETHZ:

Psychological Counseling Services
Specialist Units
or Respectful Interactions
Ombudspersons and Trusted Intermediaries
Doctoral Administration


Want to get in contact with someone specifically from your department?

Several departments have their own Helpdesks.

Didn’t find what you are looking for?
There are many other points of contact and offers at ETHZ.

Get in touch and we’ll figure out where to go together.

If you’ve got no specific issue but want to find out more about what’s going on at ETH, why not join our buddy program? Get in touch with a peer who knows the ropes:


Buddy System

Get to know your way around ETH, meet interesting people, make new friends and get the real spirit of being a member of ETH!

– First steps after arrival in Switzerland
– Learning at Language center, Student Project House, Soft skill courses, etc.
– Sports at ASVZ
– Zurich life and social activities
– Events or even engagement – political or social – in AVETH and the Department associations
…and a lot more!

Know your way around ETH, meet interesting people, make new friends and get the real spirit of being a student at ETH:

The ETH Respect campaign

Diversity is one of ETH’s strengths – and at the same time a challenge. The respect campaign and the followign code of conduct were promoted by ETH to address inappropriate behavior and raise aweareness on this delicate topic. For more information, please go to