The ETH Zurich Foundation

The ETH Zurich Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation under private law with the aim of promoting teaching and research at ETH Zurich.
With our activities, we endeavour to help maintain and develop the leading position held by ETH Zurich among international universities by purposefully supplementing Federal funds with private financial means.


Companies, organisations and private individuals (ETH alumni in particular) are invited to support ETH Zurich with donations to the ETH Zurich Foundation. The added funds enable ETH Zurich to advance projects in key strategic areas.

Fund allocation

The ETH Zurich Foundation awards funds to selected projects within the key strategic areas set by the ETH Zurich Executive Board. By bundling the resources, a more efficient investment is achieved.

More on funded projects


At the heart of the ETH Zurich Foundation’s activities is the desire to develop sustainable long-term partnerships with our supporters. With regular project reports and informative events we demonstrate the impact that donations have made – and promote a dialogue between donors and ETH Zurich at the same time.

To our donors