UPCOMING

Tackling Environmental Problems III

Communication | Self-presentation, social influence | Critical thinking

Tackling Environmental Problems III

Energy and Environment in the 21st Century

Leadership initiative and responsibility | Integrity and work ethics | Self-awareness, self-reflection, learning

Energy and Environment in the 21st Century

Innovation Leadership

Adaptability and flexibility | Integrity and work ethics | Self direction and self management

Innovation Leadership

Project-based team work in geospatial engineering

Communication | Cooperation, coordination, teamwork

Project-based team work in geospatial engineering

Skills for Creativity and Innovation

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork | Creative thinking | Self-awareness, self-reflection, learning

Skills for Creativity and Innovation

Analytical Strategy

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork | Creative thinking | Critical thinking

Analytical Strategy

Team problem-solving in an integrated capstone course

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork | Critical thinking

Team problem-solving in an integrated capstone course

Materials at Work

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork | Critical thinking | Self direction and self management

Materials at Work

Battery Integration Engineering

Self-presentation, social influence | Self-awareness, self-reflection, learning

Battery Integration Engineering

Food Innovation Lab

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork

Food Innovation Lab

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Communication

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Scientific Concepts and Methods

Critical thinking

Scientific Concepts and Methods

Critical Thinking Skills for Corporate Sustainability

Communication | Adaptability and flexibility | Critical thinking

Critical Thinking Skills for Corporate Sustainability

Physics of Exotic Atoms

Adaptability and flexibility | Creative thinking

Physics of Exotic Atoms

RealLives – Learning from Being Born in a Different Place on the Earth

Diversity sensitivity | Service orientation

RealLives – Learning from Being Born in a Different Place on the Earth

Tackling Environmental Problems I & II

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork

Tackling Environmental Problems I & II

Collective performance assessment

Communication | Critical thinking

Collective performance assessment

Philosophy of Algorithms

Communication | Negotiation | Critical thinking

Philosophy of Algorithms

Better teamwork through peer review

Cooperation, coordination, teamwork

Better teamwork through peer review

Introduction to Scientific Practice for Materials Scientists

Communication | Critical thinking

Introduction to Scientific Practice for Materials Scientists


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ETH Competence Framework

Domain A – Content-specific competencies

[to be specified by individual programmes]

Knowledge of theories, concepts, and techniques and its application to specific fields

Domain B – Method-specific competencies

Knowledge and application of methods to make sense of, and operate in, any context

Domain C – Social competencies

Competencies applied in the interaction with others

Domain D – Personal competencies

Competencies concerning self-management and personal attitudes

a1 Techniques and technologies – Ability to understand and apply the basic techniques and technologies in use within a specific scientific subject or fiel

  • Knowledge of techniques, terminologies, and technologies
  • Knowledge of research methods
  • Practical application of techniques, technologies, and research methods

b1 Analytical competences – Ability to break down processes and systems into parts while understanding their interaction

  • Gathering information/data to understand a problem
  • Distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information while breaking down a problem into basic elements
  • Identifying critical connections and patterns in verbal and numerical data
  • Making assumptions to fill gaps in information in order to continue analysis
  • Drawing sound conclusions based on analysis and experience

c1 Communication – Ability to communicate with others in different contexts and forms

  • Active listening
  • Articulating thoughts and ideas in own and foreign language
  • Using oral, written, and nonverbal communication effectively and efficiently
  • Knowing how to use visual aids and multimedia tools for effective communication
  • Adjustment of communication to different contexts

d1 Adaptability and flexibility – Ability to adjust effectively to a changing environment and deal well with changes

  • Adapting to different roles, responsibilities, and contexts
  • Working comfortably with ambiguity
  • Changing priorities and direction
  • Handling praise, setbacks, and criticism

b2 Decision-making – Ability to define a decision and a set of alternative actions from which to choose

  • Knowledge about decision making
  • Evaluation of alternatives
  • Consideration of bias, risks, and evaluations in decision making
  • Minimisation of bias and risks Choosing among alternatives

c2 Cooperation, coordination, teamwork – Ability to build relationships with others in order to co-produce outcomes responsibly, in a good atmosphere and in the pursuit of a shared goal

  • Building networks and collaborative relationships with others
  • Coordinating and co-producing outputs
  • Exchanging feedback with others constructively
  • Sharing responsibility for team results
  • Being flexible in taking on different roles within a team
  • Understanding and empowering effective group dynamics and a positive team environment

d2 Creative thinking – Ability to produce and implement novel and useful ideas

  • Demonstrating originality and inventiveness by creating new and useful ideas both incrementally and radically in work or research
  • Applying idea-creation techniques
  • Elaborating, refining, analysing, and testing own ideas in order to improve and maximise creative efforts
  • Acting on new ideas to make a useful contribution to work, research or society

b3 Media and digital technology competences – Ability to access, evaluate, and use media and digital technology

  • Media and digital technology literacy and numeracy
  • Application of digital technologies to research and work
  • Evaluation of risks associated with media and digital technologies
  • Minimisation of risks

c3 Diversity sensitivity – Ability to recognise differences among people and work with them

  • Awareness of diversity
  • Openness to diversity in all its forms
  • Respect of diversity
  • Recognising biases and working effectively with diverse people and teams

d3 Critical thinking – Ability to analyse and evaluate situations and recommend courses of action

  • Identifying key problems and synthesising information from a variety of resources
  • Formulating own arguments and questioning assumptions
  • Adopting a holistic approach and using systems thinking
  • Analysing alternatives and consequences
  • Providing recommendations and a course of action
  • Becoming an informed citizen

a2 Theories and concepts – Ability to understand and apply the basic concepts and definitions that are relevant for a scientific subject or a field

  • Knowledge about phenomena and theoretical knowledge
  • Practical application of theories and methods
  • Information seeking, literacy, numeracy, and information management
  • Understanding and making linkages between own field and others fields, and society

b4 Problem-solving competences – Ability to define a problem and find solutions for it

  • Problem definition
  • Use of solution aids and strategies
  • Evaluation of solutions
  • Implementation of solutions

c4 Leadership initiative and responsibility – Ability to motivate and inspire others and support others’ achievements

  • Motivating and inspiring others
  • Taking the courage to act on behalf of others and being responsible for their actions
  • Being a guide for others in the achievement of their own or common goals
  • Giving credit to others for their achievements
  • Knowing different leadership styles and exhibiting wisdom while adopting them at need

d4 Integrity and work ethics – Adherence to moral and ethical principles in the conduct of own work and in the relationship with others

  • Understanding good practice in the institution and discipline
  • Applying professional integrity, honesty, and respect in relationships and own work
  • Admitting faults and seeking guidance as necessary
  • Being open-minded, objective, and accountable
  • Being reliable and trustworthy
  • Being able and courageous to discuss and decide under volatile, ambiguous, and complex situations

b5 Project management – Ability to manage projects and produce results

  • Planning milestones and activities
  • Prioritising among goals and activities
  • Alignment of the project with the requirements and values of own institution
  • Producing results
  • Accountability for results

c5 Negotiation – Ability to advocate positions with an open mind and try to synthesise best ideas from all viewpoints and perspectives

  • Compromising, mediating, and bargaining in achieving a common goal
  • Conflict management and resolution

d5 Self-awareness, self-reflection, learning – Ability to understand own strengths and weaknesses and enhance future self-development

  • Understanding oneself and having confidence in oneself
  • Identifying own development needs
  • Ownership of, and commitment to, own professional development and lifelong learning
  • Reflection about own achievements and experience

c6 Self-presentation, social influence – Ability to present an authentic image of self to others and convince others to the adoption of a specific behaviour

  • Self-expression
  • Self-promotion
  • Creation of a positive impression on co-workers
  • Political skills

d6 Self direction and self management – Ability to motivate oneself and organise own work in order to achieve results

  • Maintaining motivation to work
  • Working independently
  • Effective time management
  • Prioritising among multiple projects/tasks
  • Managing pressures, distractions, and personal work-life balance

d7 Service orientation – Ability to approach relationships with others and society in terms of what you have to offer rather than what you need or want

  • Empathising with others and society
  • Showing compassion for others and society at large
  • Helping others in meeting their needs
  • Being self-transcendent while taking action in addressing societal and environmental challenges

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