Newsletter February 2021
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23.09.2021
The Federal Palace (Photo: Pixabay)
Education and research are not the focus of the spring session of the Federal Parliament. However, with the popular initiative to ban animal and human experimentation and the latest differences in the ETH Law, exciting discussions are scheduled that directly affect Switzerland as a centre of research and the ETH Domain.

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EPFL President Martin Vetterli and Patrick Hertzog, co-founder of Nexthink. © Nexthink
With $180M in financing round, the leader in software for managing employee’s digital experience reaches $1.1 billion valuation.

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Female researchers on a boat. (Photo: Jonas Steiner)
Women in Science – Women at Eawag
11 February was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Eawag has long attached great importance to the engagement of women and the promotion of female careers.

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Kristýna Kantnerová in her lab at Empa. Image: Empa
Fingerprint analysis for laughing gas
Kristýna Kantnerová, former Empa scientist and now postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, receives the METAS Award 2021 in analytical chemistry, awarded by the Swiss Chemical Society, for her PhD thesis. In her research, she took a closer look at the well-known greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.

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A female researcher (© WSL)
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