Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Academic & Applied Research Institutions
Eawag is one of the world’s leading water research institutes. Its success is based on the combination of research, teaching and consulting that it has provided for over 80 years. The combination of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences enables comprehensive research of water in relatively untouched rivers and lakes, right through to fully automated waste water management systems.
The research activities are focused on how to strike a balance between humanity’s use of water and the preservation of robust aquatic ecosystems. 39 lecturers, more than 300 scientists and about 150 doctoral students meet at Eawag in a unique research environment to investigate questions that lead to new scientific findings and solutions for the basic challenges facing society.
Its interdisciplinary nature and knowledge transfer – including the education of young professionals – in the water sector, with authorities and interest groups from business and society play an important role in this.