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ETH World – Design and Implementation of a Virtual Campus Infrastructure for Education and Research


W. Schaufelberger, A. Hagström

Klagenfurt, Austria, pp. 244-251, Perspectives in Engineering Pedagogy, International Symposium Ingenieurpädagogik.

ETH World is a strategic initiative for establishing a new, virtual campus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. ETH World will provide services in the areas of research, teaching, learning, and infrastructure for the established disciplines in technology and natural science at ETH. The initiative aims to develop the excellence of ETH Zurich making use of the new facilities and infrastructure instruments and methods that technological development offers. It is an integral part of the university, supporting its academic planning, infrastructure, and financing processes. This paper describes the background to ETH World and an international conceptual competition, organized in 2000 to seek ideas for the “infostructure” of this new academic environment. Some results of the competition are presented along with other projects that have been launched as building blocks of ETH World.


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