About VAME

VAME is the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at D-ERDW (for the curious — the acronym stands for the German name, “Verein des akademischen Mittelbaus am Departement Erdwissenschaften“). We represent the D-ERDW “Mittelbau” — all academics in the department who are not full professors, from doctoral students to post-docs to senior scientific staff.

We represent the interests of this diverse group within the department and at the ETH-wide level. And we organise events, get-togethers, and more, in order to contribute to the social life of D-ERDW and help newly arrived staff to feel welcome.

We have a number of programmes run by volunteer members within the department (check out EqualiTea, for instance). We also have a new Doctoral retreat team.

Interested in helping?

Currently, we are searching for volunteers for our Welcome Committee and our Climate and Sustainability Group! Please find more information here!

Would you like to support our Friday Peers or help!desk? Are you interested in organizing events for the Mittelbau? If you would like to do this, or join the VAME-team and actively take part in ETH politics you are in the right place! Please contact our chair:

Sofia Michail
reachable at vame@erdw.ethz.ch