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Report - ETH Zurich Study Tour
This report summarizes the information we gathered during the study trip. For every visited organization we give a short summary of the content of the discussions. We summarize our strongest impressions and what we learned. As reference we give a list of the participants to the study trip and the program of our visits. Finally we close the report with the questions we sent to the hosting organizations to help us in defining our new ICT Strategy.

In November 2004, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) organized a study trip to leading universities and research labs in the USA and Canada to learn about best practices in the use of information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) to support teaching, learning, research and services.

Our group was composed of 16 persons: professors and leading managers of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. These persons are actively involved in two important activities of ETH Zurich:

Our study trip had the following purpose:

The visited organizations were (chronological order):

We summarize our overall impression from the study trip as follows:

The support we received during the preparation of the trip and during the trip itself from the representative of ETH in the SF Bay area, Amy Ambrose at swissnex, proved to be essential to the success of our mission.

We would like to thank all hosting organizations. We experienced a warm welcome everywhere. We had open discussions with our peers and learned much. We hope we will have an opportunity to host any one interested in knowing more about ETH Zurich or University of Zurich.


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