Switzerland and ETH
Freedom, responsibility, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an openness to the world - the values of Switzerland are the foundation of ETH Zurich. Since 1855, this university of science and technology has been a center of knowledge and innovation. Situated in the heart of Europe, forging connections around the world, ETH Zurich pioneers effective solutions to the global challenges facing humanity.
ETH Zurich's 500 professors and nearly 20,000 students from more than 120 countries generate innovation in areas ranging from data science to robotics and from nanoscience to cutting-edge medical technology. Switzerland’s advanced economy benefits from the nearly 100 patents, 200 inventions, and 25 spin-off companies emerging from the university every year. ETH Zurich also upholds a commendable track record of scientific excellence with 21 Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein, and regularly ranks among the world's top universities.
The CAS PGA leverages the strengths of multiple ETH departments and builds on Switzerland's long history of successful and innovative governance initiatives to deliver a unique academic experience. In addition to program events at ETH Zurich and field trips to Swiss and International agencies and NGOs, participants will travel to the heart of the Alps to examine a complex international energy project first hand.