The Singapore-ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich - The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF’s CREATE campus. Based in Singapore, the centre is the only research centre set up by ETH Zurich outside of Switzerland.
The centre serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, postgraduate and postdoctoral training aimed at providing practical solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on sustainability. Through our two programmes, we bring together principal investigators from Switzerland and Singapore and researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
The first programme - the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) combines science and design to for a sustainable urban future with an Asian perspective. Launched in 2014, the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) seeks to make interconnected infrastructure systems more robust and resilient.
In 2017, the Singapore-ETH Centre led the inter-institutional Cooling Singapore research project, in colloboration with CREATE centres established by MIT, TUM and with NUS, to develop a roadmap to improve thermal comfort in tropical Singapore.
In the course of our work, we actively collaborate with universities and research institutes to promote the exchange of ideas and expertise. Our engagement with industry and government agencies also helps us to provide practical solutions to real-world problems. Find out more about our partners