Published: 25.10.13

ETH Life renamed to ETH News

Roman Klingler
A preview of the new home page of ETH Zurich which will be launched on 29 October. (Screen shot: ETH Zurich)
A preview of the new home page of ETH Zurich which will be launched on 29 October. (Screen shot: ETH Zurich) (large view)

Dear Readers

From 29 October, ETH Life will become ETH News. This new online platform will continue to offer inspiring stories from the core areas of research, teaching and technology transfer, aiming to keep you updated on exciting developments on campus and globally.

Launching ETH Life in autumn 2000, ETH Zurich was the first Swiss university to create a daily online publication. It had two objectives right from the start: to complement the ETH Life print magazine as an electronic extension of internal communication; and to act as a window to the outside world, with newsworthy stories and features for non-specialist readers and the media.

Since then, several thousand articles have been published. With an average of 100,000 visits per week, ETH Life is one of the most frequented ETH websites. ETH Life articles published between November 2000 and October 2013 will remain available in an archive.

The new web will be more target group-oriented. Additional features include a password-protected intranet, which offers staff and faculty members their own news platform. ETH News on the other hand, will focus on content for external stakeholders. Members of ETH will, of course, still have access to both internal and external news. Purely internal content, however, will only be available via the intranet.

ETH News will classify content into four main rubrics: research, teaching, innovation (technology transfer) and spotlight. In each category, important topics and events at ETH will be presented in an informative manner that is comprehensible to an interested lay audience. ETH News will offer different forms of journalistic texts simultaneously placing a stronger emphasis on images and videos. Finally, most of the articles will now be available in English to accommodate the growing interest of an international readership.

The ETH-Klimablog (climate blog), run by Corporate Communications, will be re-launched with a fresh look and renamed to “Zukunftsblog “(future blog). Here ETH researchers and selected external experts will write about facts and express their opinions on sustainability issues. Please see the editorial for more information.

We appreciate your loyal readership. You will receive ETH News as usual via the newsletter directly in your mailbox – or you can subscribe to the RSS feed or bookmark our website in your browser. To helps us to improve the platform further, your feedback is welcome. Please send all comments and suggestions to:

Best regards,

Roman Klingler

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