UNIST President Moo Je Cho visited ETH Zürich and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland’s two federal institutes of technology, ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide.
During his stay in Switzerland, President Cho met with Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zürich and Patrick Aebischer, President of EPFL to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in student exchange and research cooperation.
At the meeting, Presidents of UNIST, ETH Zürich, and EPFL discussed and agreed on some possible collaborative activities, such as student and teacher exchanges, staff conferences, and cultural programs. In addition, the creating of joint academic and research projects and the cooperation in the field of education’s internationalization have been discussed. Through these activities, UNIST, ETH Zürich, and EPFL hope to actively develop their relationship in the educational and research activity.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zürich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for producing twenty-one Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein.
EPFL is a university specializing in engineering and technology in Lausanne, Switzerland that offers first-class education and outstanding research results. Since its opening in 1855, EPFL has produced 8 Nobel Laureates. In recent years, EPFL has been directing Human Brain Project (HBP) under the supervision of Dr. Henry Markram, a Professor of Neuroscience at Brain Mind Institute, EPFL. HBP is a 10-year scienfitic research project, based in Geneva, Switzerland and will be receiving one billion euro in funding over 10 years.