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Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences

Understanding People - Steering Developments - Grasping Knowledge

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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

SiP Talk

SiP Talk

The name speaks for itself: the «Science in Perspective Talks» tackle current scientific and social questions and highlight what contributions the humanities, social and political sciences can make to these topics. Read more

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  



Dirk Helbing gives keynote speech at the Personalmanagementkongress 2017 in Berlin (DE) on 03.06.2017

Professor Dirk Helbing will be giving a keynote speech at the Personalmanagementkongress 2017 on June 30, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The congress aims at discussing the evolution of successful HR work in a disruptive market environment. Read more 


Professor Helbing participates in podium discussion about Big Data in Magdeburg (DE) on 26.05.2017

Professor Dirk Helbing will be taking part in a podium discussion in German language titled: "Big Data -Die Vermessung des Lebens" on May 26, 2017 at 11:00 at Festung Mark, Magdeburg, Germany. Read more 


New Publication in Climatic Change

Brilé Anderson, Thomas Bernauer, and Stefano Balietti (from Harvard University) investigate the effects of fairness principles on willingness to pay for climate change mitigation using an online experiment. Read more 


Doctoral position (100%) at the Institute of History

The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for a Doctoral position (100%) in the research project “Swiss ‘Tools of Empire’. A transnational history of Mercenaries in the Dutch East Indies, 1814—1914”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Read more 

Current Events

SiP Talk

Panel discussion

SiP Talk #1: Internet and Trust

May, 9, 2017


Forschungstag D-GESS

Presentations of the D-GESS research areas with discussion

May, 18, 2017


The Turing Centre


Paul Bernays Lectures 2017


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