ETH Zurich, founded in 1855, is one of the leading international universities for technology and natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice. It offers an inspiring working environment to researchers and a comprehensive education to students. ETH Zurich has more than 19,000 students from over 120 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students.
Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) ETH Zurich, in its present form, was created in 1999. It forms one of the 16 departments of ETH Zurich. Overall, 23 professors, around 100 doctoral students, and over 200 other academic staff ensure that its research and teaching meets the highest standards.
Center for Security Studies (CSS) ETH Zurich is a center of competence for Swiss and international security policy and is headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Wenger. The CSS has had a focus on mediation since 2005, and currently has eight staff members working on mediation training, process support and research.