The 6 associate partners will complement our expertise and actively participate in most of the proposed activities. Partners from USA (GU, MIT) will share their insight into the US system of higher education. The private sector associates FA and ARESIS are SME companies offering a different perspective and insight into functioning of spin-off companies. UZH is an active participant who was initially included as a full member but appears as a partner due to formal reasons. SISSA will provide its provide complementary expertise in the field. They will provide external funding for ESR16 and will be fully integrated in the network. All partner organizations will host ESR secondments or research visits. As visiting scientists at NANOTRANS nodes, they will collaborate on joint projects and offer seminars and specialized mini courses.
University of Zurich
With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. As a member of the "League of European Research Universities" (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to Europe's most prestigious research institutions. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars.