About the ETHZ

ETH Zurich. The name is known throughout the world: The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich is a science and technology university with an outstanding research record. Big League in a Small Country

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, forms a community of 20,000 people from 80 nations who study, do research or are employed there. About 360 professors in 15 departments teach mainly in the technical, mathematical and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide.

ETH Zurich has the important task of maintaining and developing its top standing in the international competition among top universities. They fulfil this forward-looking task in service to the Swiss nation as a nationally grounded but internationally oriented institution of higher learning. Twenty-one Nobel Prize winners are connected with ETH Zurich.

ETH Zurich was founded in 1855 as the "Eidgenössisches Polytechnikum" (Federal Polytechnic Institute). At that time, as the "child" of the new federal government, it was the only national university of Switzerland. Today, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and four research institutions have been linked together to form the national ETH domain.


About the institute for Computer Engineering and Networks

The primary mission of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory (TIK) is to perform outstanding research in embedded computer systems, communications networks, distributed systems and their theoretical basis to provide high quality university level courses in these fields.

The TIK was founded in 1989 as a part of the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department at ETH Zürich. It consists of four research groups

  • Communication Systems CSG (Kommunikationssysteme)
  • Computer Engineering and Speech Processing (Technische Informatik und Sprachverarbeitung)
  • Distributed Computing Group DCG (Verteilte Systeme)

A service group (Dienstgruppe) is responsible for our computing and communications infrastructure.

The laboratory employs roughly 60 people; most of them are graduate students working towards their doctoral degree.

Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Lothar Thiele

Topic revision: r3 - 2006-03-16 - 09:29:41 - KaiHuang
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