Previous recipients

Spring 2020 Call

Nationality: Ethiopia

Profession: Lecturer

Degree: Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering from Ambo University, Ethiopia

Continuing education programme: MAS in Sustainable Water Resources

Programme duration: 1 academic year (September 2020 - September 2021)

Nationality: India

Profession: Architect

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal, India

Continuing education programme: MAS ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Programme duration: 1 academic year (September 2020 - September 2021)

Spring 2019 Call

Nationality: Lao

Profession: Law and Policy Advisor  

Degree: Master of Laws in International Commercial Law from University of London, United Kingdom

Continuing education programme: CAS in Public Governance and Administration (CAS PGA)

Programme duration: 2 weeks (27 August – 13 September 2019)

"Thanks to the intense program and its knowledgeable instructors, I am now working in a higher position job and taking on a more responsible and supervisory role at a development project that aims to tackle poverty alleviation and generate sustainable growth in my home country (Laos). "

Nationality: Nigerian

Profession: Development Finance Officer

Degree: MSc Air Pollution Management and Control from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Continuing education programme: CAS in Public Governance and Administration (CAS PGA)

Programme duration: 2 weeks (27 August – 13 September 2019)

"My experience at ETH was an impressive high quality exchange of ideas, where everyone was encouraged to think both within proven concepts as well as outside the box. This, I believe is the future - solutions based on a scientific framework but flexible enough in application to solve present day problems."

Nationality: Jordanian

Profession: Architect

Degree: MSc in Architecture and Urban Design from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, New York, US

Continuing education programme: external pageMAS Architecture and Digital Fabrication (MAS DFAB)

Programme duration: 1 year (academic year 2019/2020)

"Coming from a professional background of architecture and design, the program contributed to my ability in turning concepts into not only buildings, but also software and digital building processes with the power to transform the way we build, unfolding new aesthetics to it and improving its performance. I believe I can utilize some of my studies’ findings adapting to the MENA context. Weather in the wealthy states of oil or the crisis regions, we need to build fast through an affordable digital, rediscover our materials intuition, have more accessible tools to the people, develop adaptive designs and robust solutions of buildings."

Nationality: Ethiopian

Profession: Lecturer

Degree: MSc in Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering from Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

Continuing education programme: MAS programme in Sustainable Water Resources (MAS SWR)

Programme duration: 1 year (academic year 2019/2020)

The theoretical and practical experiences I got from ETH professors were remarkable and relevant in enormous aspects that coincide with my current job at Ambo University, Ethiopia. As an academician and researcher, the knowledge that I obtained from my stay at ETH Zurich helps to deliver quality education to produce well-trained professionals capable of making difference in the water resource development sectors and conducting problem-solving researches leading to useful climate and water information that can be used as input for water resource planning, policy development and decision making for the community and country as well.

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