The staff at Eawag maintain regular contact with colleagues from all over the world, many of whom spend time at Eawag as academic guests. We welcome our international colleagues with open arms, and are delighted to be able to offer them an outstanding infrastructure for their research work.
Sabbatical visitors contribute to the intellectual and intercultural development of Eawag researchers and students. Eawag therefore welcomes professors or senior scientists who are leaders in their fields within aquatic science and technology and who plan to stay at Eawag for between three months and one year.
Eawag distinguishes between “standard sabbatical visitors” and “targeted sabbatical visitors.” For “standard sabbatical visitors,” no special results are expected during or after the sabbatical. In the case of “targeted sabbatical visitors,” on the other hand, the specific expectations of the results of the sabbatical are defined and accepted by the visitor before arriving at Eawag.
Sabbaticals require detailed prior clarification and, under certain circumstances, official approval. Ideally, interested visitors contact the head of the appropriate research department at least six months in advance for further information and a more detailed exchange.
Master’s and bachelor’s students are also visitors
Detailed information on the chairs held at Eawag, contacts as well as advertised diploma theses can be found here.
Important prerequisite for a sabbatical
The prerequisite for a sabbatical is a valid permit from the Swiss migration authorities. The inviting research department obtains the correct permit for its visitors, provided the required documents are available.
Eawag maintains residential accommodation for international scientific visitors in Dübendorf and Kastanienbaum.
The administration of the respective department is the first point of contact and will be happy to provide further help. The contact details can be found on the website of the respective research department.