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Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences

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Science in Perspective

The study programme Science in Perspective (formerly compulsory elective courses) enables students at ETH Zurich to develop new perspectives on their core subjects’ scientific and technological issues. Read more  

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The name speaks for itself: the «Science in Perspective Talks» tackle current scientific and social questions and highlight what contributions the humanities, social and political sciences can make to these topics. Read more


News from GESS Groups

Call for Papers for the 4th Monash-Warwick-Zurich Text-As-Data Workshop

Cyberneutrality: Discouraging Collateral Damage

Two talks by Richard Staley

New Postdoc opening in the group

Strategic Trends 2022: Arms and Influence

News from D-GESS

War in Ukraine – back to the 19th century?

What the young think about the natural sciences

The energy turnaround won’t happen on its own

Security in Asia also affects Europe

“We won’t see a second Cold War”

Special ETH Communication

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"Teaching in the time of Corona"

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