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Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences

Understanding People - Steering Developments - Grasping Knowledge

A unique profile

With the D-GESS department, ETH Zurich can offer an extraordinary range of research and teaching, which strengthens the university’s position. Learn more about D-GESS

Four core areas

Its orientation towards the four core areas of Behavior (behavioral science), Governance (political science), Knowledge (humanities) and Law & Economics helps D-GESS maintain a clear profile in teaching and research.

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D-GESS departement proudly presents its new brochure (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Science in Perspective

The study programme Science in Perspective (formerly compulsory elective courses) enables students at ETH Zurich to develop new perspectives on their core subjects’ scientific and technological issues. Read more  



"Big Data: Chance für die Demokratie!" is title of Prof. Helbing's talk in Zurich (CH), 27.11.16

Dirk Helbing will give a speech on the ETH Treffpunkt Science City "Erlebnissonntag" on 27. 11. 2016, at Zurich - Hönggerberg. Read more 


Prof. Helbing will give a talk at "Impact Robotisering" in Amsterdam (NL), 17.11.16

Professor Helbing will talk at the conference about impact of robotisation. It will take place at the Beurs van Berlage (Dutch stock exchange) Conference Center. Read more 


The Huffington Post Blog: We need a digital evolution - to improve our quality of life in the long term

Prof. Dirk Helbing and Stefan Klauser wrote an article for The Huffington Post Blog. "We need a differentiated and better participation of the population," they say.   Read more 

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