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Field Trip


5 July

07:45 to 19:40 (back in Lausanne)





Zurich - From Einstein to the Digital Future

Meeting point: Lausanne train station between 07:45 and 8:00 (train leaves at 08:20 sharp)

Transport: train

Number of participants: 20

Registration fee: CHF 17 (includes transport and lunch)

Details: Wear comfortable shoes for walking

Organizers: Marianne Lucien, ETH Zurich and Kurt Bodenmueller, University of Zurich

Sponsors: ETH Zurich and University of Zurich’s Corporate Communications

Contact: Manuela Di Giulio (

Please note that the transport and lunch are offered by the sponsors and the registration fee covers administrative costs on behalf of WCSJ.



Embrace the “Digital Age” with a visit to ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. During your train journey across the Swiss countryside from Lausanne to Zurich you will engage with experts in the fields of medical technology and digitalization. Arriving in Zurich, you will learn of Albert Einstein’s association with both institutions and follow his footsteps via the Polybahn, a vintage funicular. During the tour, you will encounter the latest in drone technologies, watch how giant robotic arms reinvent architecture, and see how new technologies change the face of medicine and architecture. You will walk through a virtual 3D-tumor, follow autonomously flying drones, and learn how the Cybathlon is advancing assistive devices.

Zurich, the science capital of Switzerland, is home to both ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (UZH). These two internationally renowned universities, rank among the world’s top universities and closely cooperate in many fields. Join us on this exciting tour and see how some of the most prominent researchers in Zurich advance digital technologies through science and engineering.


Detailed itinerary available here.

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