Partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)
Sika is sponsoring a new professorship for sustainable civil engineering. With this support Sika continues its successful and multilateral partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in the fields of chemistry, building materials and construction.
Sika solutions help reduce CO2 emissions in the building and construction sector and water consumption in manufacturing of concrete. To emphasize this engagement, within the scope of its 100-year jubilee Sika is endowing a new professorship at a new institute to be founded at the ETH Zurich for sustainable civil engineering. Conjoined with this partnership is a grant to the ETH Zurich Foundation.
The ETH Zurich Foundation aims to support strategic research and education projects at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Sika’s sponsorship has contributed to successful implementation of various projects such as the new Olympia bobsled CITIUS or the Monte Rosa Hut.
Walter Grüebler, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sika AG: “The demands for environmentally friendly materials cannot be developed solely on the basis of existing experience, but require new solutions. It is therefore crucial that Sika advances a high level of scientific competence to enable ideas for sustainable innovations. The ETH Zurich is the ideal partner for this.”
Sika regards the sponsorship commitments as long-term collaborations in the form of partnerships, from which both sides benefit and to which both sides contribute. With the sponsoring activities Sika wants to make useful contributions to society and environment in which we live.