Basler & Hofmann strengthens its commitment to research and teaching at ETH Zurich

02.10.2017

Basler & Hofmann has once again strengthened its partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and its commitment to research and teaching at the renowned institution with a substantial donation to ETH Zurich Foundation. With the Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP), ETH Zurich Foundation offers exceptional students the opportunity to truly fulfil their potential. The donation from Basler & Hofmann is intended to benefit students of civil engineering and those on the new interdisciplinary master’s degree course Integrated Building Systems in particular. “We are delighted that ETH is focusing on the integrated planning of building projects in its new course. This expertise is essential for the future of the construction industry,” commented Dominik Courtin, Chairman of the Executive Board of Basler & Hofmann.

At the signing (left to right): Professor Sarah Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zurich, Dr Konrad Basler, President of the charitable foundation of Basler & Hofmann AG, Dominik Courtin, Chairman of the Executive Board of Basler & Hofmann AG.

The company has a number of links to ETH: each year, scores of students from the university gain their first work experience as interns at Basler & Hofmann or begin their career with the company following their graduation. Many employees are alumni of ETH Zurich, while some of them still teach there today