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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, November 27

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 discuss "Dateninfrastruktur der Zukunft - öffentlich oder privat?" in a panel by Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, in Berlin

Discussion is organised by a leading German Think-Tank focused on Digital Revolution. It will take place in Berlin (Germany) on October, 18 at 6:30 pm.   Read more 


Dirk Helbing will participate in the FFI Symposium of Friedrich Funder Institut in Vienna

The talk "Was bleibt übrig nach der digitalen Revolution" will take place in October 10th, 2016, at 18:00 in Vienna, Austria. Prof. Helbing will be the keynote speaker at the symposium on digitalization of society. Read more 

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