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.
Find more detailed information in the brochure Eawag’s Research Environment - A Guide for New and Prospective Tenure-Track and Tenured Researchers (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5707833, Dec. 2021)
The capacity of our society to place its trust in the research community depends to a large degree on the willingness of the researchers at Eawag themselves to assume responsibility for their actions. In order to maintain sustainable high-quality research, it is the responsibility of all staff to implement and follow the Research Integrity Guidelines at Eawag.
Eawag provides researchers with a broad range of instruments. A facility with 36 identical experimental ponds enables experiments to be conducted under natural environmental conditions all year round in Eawag’s grounds. Aquatikum, the experiment hall, provides a space for implementing elaborate projects and the Sensor Lab serves as a contact point for matters relating to sensor technology, automation and electronics. Moreover, Eawag is opening the new research and training building FLUX in 2021.
Eawag's Research Environment [291 KB]
Research Integrity at Eawag [503 KB]
National Academies Press: On being a scientist - A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition (2009)