Local Organisers

EATAW 2023 is organized by Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur, Switzerland.

The EATAW 2023 Organising Team:
Christian Rapp, PhD
Marlies Whitehouse, PhD
Elena Messerknecht

About Winterthur – City at the heart of Europe

Winterthur is an exciting place set in beautiful natural surroundings, combining culture and industrial tradition with business and commerce. With 110,000 inhabitants, Winterthur is Switzerland’s sixth-largest city. Having undergone a rapid evolution in recent decades, it is principally known today as a hub for innovation and education.

While Winterthur is both small and safe enough to explore on foot, it has all the amenities of a big city, making it a popular place to live, work, and relax. The charming Old Town in the medieval heart of Winterthur bustles with life. Despite its industrial history, Winterthur is also a “garden city” with parks, trees, and open spaces inviting people to linger. Winterthur has enjoyed a long tradition as a centre of the arts and boasts 17 museums, as well as being an important player in the thriving economy of the Greater Zurich Area. Visitors are constantly impressed and inspired by Switzerland’s imposing financial districts and its breathtaking landscape with lakes, castles, quaint villages, and, of course, the Swiss Alps.

We are certain you will be charmed by Winterthur and will have a rewarding experience at the SML while enjoying the natural beauty and cultural life Switzerland has to offer.