Tag: ETH history

Making-of Newsletter inside|out No. 22

“Find out what’s going on in terms of IT at ETH Zurich”: The 22nd issue of inside|out newsletter is online.

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Symbolic icons for the articles in the current newsletter inside|out No. 22
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IT Services writes history

The IT services as they exist today have accompanied ETH Zurich for almost a fifth of its lifetime. A lot has changed during this time. The IT Services have grown considerably and been given many new tasks. We are keeping a record of the history of ETH and its IT Services, for us and future interested people to browse through and dive into.

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“Email is useless” – Obstacles facing the pioneers at ETH

The ETH has been one of the top ten technical universities for many years and is constantly hitting the headlines with its new innovations. And yet it was only just under 30 years ago that ETH had no internet or email. In one of our last posts, we created a timeline to illustrate the arrival of the internet at our university. It takes pioneers to make these kinds of developments happen. One such pioneer was Walter Gander, who shared his experiences back in the day of the emails and websites with us for this article. 

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IT Training Lab – “IT vocational training at ETH” – pimped up, Episode 2

This is the second part of the ITS retrospective. Not yet read the first part? Click here.

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IT Training Lab – “IT vocational training at ETH” – pimped up, Episode 1

ETH is an important pillar in IT education in Switzerland. Every year, about seven out of 170 trainees enter a career in modern technology. Training at ETH is highly regarded and its graduates are excellently educated. But to whom or what is ETH’s success due?

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Internet access at ETH

The Internet first came to Switzerland around 30 years ago. It was called SWITCHlan, it linked the Swiss universities to one another and was intended exclusively for the research world. SWITCH therefore became the first Internet service provider in Switzerland. How did this development come about and to what extent has the Internet changed since then?

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IT Finds: What do you associate with it?

Join us on a journey into the past: what is this device and what do you personally associate with it? Tell us your story!

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