Eawag offers a remarkable environment for research in aquatic science and technology. Researchers enjoy an academic environment in which much of the research is driven "bottom-up" by the interests of the researchers themselves.
Eawag has a 5-year tenure-track process in which successful tenure-track researchers are granted a permanent position after an evaluation based on their professional accomplishments. Students at all levels, including doctoral students and postdocs, are engaged in many projects.
Eawag is supported by the Swiss federal government which allows for long-term continuity in research, excellent technical and administrative support and world-class instrumentation and facilities. Approximately 25 per cent of Eawag's total budget is provided by external funding which is primarily used for research projects.