The Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS) is the platform for research and teaching in agricultural sciences at ETH Zurich.
Today and in the future agricultural research requires a multifaceted approach, integrating agricultural and natural science-based methods and concepts. Agricultural production systems are closely interrelated with other systems and are highly complex.
Global challenges of food availability, food quality, public demand, trade networks, climate change and the sustainable use of resources are creating a variety of new and complex questions.
To answer these questions, excellent graduates are required with a solid foundation in a scientific discipline and a comprehensive understanding of the manifold relationships occurring within production systems and between these systems and the environment.
The close contact between basic plant biology, crop, and livestock research allows design of innovative solutions to current and future problems.