Donation agreement between Credit Suisse Asset Management and ETH Zurich professorship in the field of robotics

Credit Suisse Asset Management has made a donation to ETH Zurich in the field of robotics. The partnership will strengthen the mutual dialogue between academia and the financial industry.

Credit Suisse Asset Management is entering a strategic partnership with one of the world’s top-tier universities to support an additional professorship in the field of robotics, a thriving field of global impact. The Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), a core competency of robotics at ETH Zurich, currently consists of eight independent laboratories that conduct research in areas ranging from nano devices for biomedicine to systems for rehabilitation and autonomous aerial vehicles, and which serves as a bundling contact for the partnership with Credit Suisse Asset Management.

The partnership with ETH Zurich includes a donation of seven million Swiss francs over a ten-year period enabling the university to set up a professorship and further expand its competences in world-class robotics and beyond.

ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich’s roots date back to 1855, when it was established by the founders of modern Switzerland as a site of innovation and knowledge. Students benefit from an environment that promotes independent thinking, and researchers from surroundings that inspire top performance. Five hundred professors instruct around 20,000 students – including 4,000 doctoral students – from more than 120 countries. ETH files 90 patents and produces 200 inventions per year. Since 1996, the university has generated 330 spin-off companies.

ETH Zurich Foundation
ETH Zurich Foundation is an independent, private and non-profit foundation whose mission is to promote teaching and research at ETH Zurich. Be it to find solutions for global challenges such as health, energy, digital transformation and food security, or to support excellent students and researchers. To this end, partnerships with foundations, companies and private philanthropists are being sought to expand the frontiers of knowledge together.