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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  



Student Assistant Postion: Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

The Computer Graphics Laboratory is looking for a student assistant who can program in C++/C#, has experience in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and/or computer animation, and preferrably a prior experience with Unity game engine. Read more 


Irish Examiner: Highlighting the hidden danger of big data

For an Irish national newspaper Irish Examiner, Carlo Ratti and Dirk Helbing describe a world where we are inundated with so much information it is difficult to filter out the noise and discover the joys of serendipity. Read more 


Computerwelt: The Technology Symposium Alpbach - New Enlightenment

An Austrian IT magazine Computerwelt informed about the European Forum Alpbach and about Prof. Helbing's talk. Read more 

Current Events


Sixty years of the Thomas Mann Archives
1 September 2016



Paul Bernays Lectures 2016
14 - 15 September 2016

Prof. Dr. W. Hugh Woodin
Unsolvable Problems in Mathematics and what to do about them


Science and Development Forum
23 September 2016

Forced migration: Research and Policy



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