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EmpaNews – Magazine for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer

What are the hot topics in research? What is Empa’s role in all this? EmpaNews answers these questions with interviews, portraits, exciting reports from the lab and surprising images from the world of science and technology.

Here you can download or subscribe to EmpaNews free of charge.

«Empa in Brief»

This 24-page brochure will tell you more about Empa's mission and its comprehensive range of research focus areas. It also gives a brief description of Empa's organizational structure and history. You can order it here.

Empa Horizons  – A Glimpse into the Future

Empa conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research, generating interdisciplinary solutions to help overcome major challenges faced by industry, and creates the necessary scientific basis to ensure that our society develops in a sustainable manner.
In collaboration with partners from industry, Empa turns research results into marketable innovations. In doing so the institution makes a significant contribution to enhancing the international competitiveness of the Swiss economy. (PDF-File, Size: 5134 KB)

Mission Statement

To cope with the manifold challenges that loom ahead and to deliver solutionsadvancements in science and technology will be crucial. At Empa, we are taking on the task of developing and sketching out paths into a livable future for the coming generations. Together with our partners from research, industry or the public sector we are pushing the limits in science and technology for a prosperous tomorrow. (PDF-File, 1 MB)



Annual Report
Here you can order the latest Annual Report or download it as a PDF-File.

Organizational Chart
Our Organizational Chart is an A4-sized leaflet listing departments, laboratories, sections and the people in charge. You can download it here.


if you are......

  • a student of natural science or
  • interested in interdisciplinary questions
        in the field of materials science and
  • highly motivated
  • interested in collavoration with experts
        of various fields in science and industry

  • then Empa has a lot to offer 
    (Brochure, PDF-File, engl. 1,5 MB)

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