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Prof. Olaf Kübler, president emeritus of ETH Zurich, gave a lecture in Balling hall of the National Technical Library on 8 October. Prof. Kübler spoke about Governance Principles of benchmark universities.

Prof. Olaf Kübler studied physics at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and theoretical physics at ETH Zurich. He had defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Heidelberg. Since 1972, he had worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Cell Biology at ETH Zurich. He had also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the research center in Sophia Antipolis-at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the EPFL in Lausanne. Prof. Kübler was also Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, member of the Managing Board of Siemens in Switzerland, a member of the supervisory board of Robert Bosch AG, and senator of the Max Planck Society. He also served in the board of the National University of Singapore, Institute for Science and Technology (IST Austria), the University of Stuttgart and the Royal Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He had presided over ETH Zurich from 1997 to 2005. In his profession, prof. Kübler is engaged with applications for digital image processing in medical diagnostics, robotics, remote sensing and structural biology.

Presentations of the lectures are available here: