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Open Positions at the Automatic Control Laboratory

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Language

Do I have to be able to communicate in German?
  • The everyday-language at the Automatic Control Laboratory is English.
  • The basic undergraduate courses at ETH are taught in German, although an increasing number of undergraduate courses are taught in English. All of our Masters and Ph.D. level courses are taught in English. The official policy of the ETH administration is to increase the use of English in education.
  • The official language in Zürich and at ETH is German. The job candidate is not expected to know German. However, it is recommended that s/he acquires some knowledge of German during the first couple of years of residence - not the least for social reasons.