Overview of actors


NADEL is the Center for Development and Cooperation at ETH Zurich.

We connect researchers and practitioners to share, discuss and apply knowledge that addresses global and local development challenges. We offer postgraduate programmes and individual courses for graduates and professionals interested or currently working in international cooperation and sustainable development.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

We are a committed international team working at the interface between research and practice. Rethinking cooperation for an inclusive world, we offer interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes in development and cooperation, promote public outreach activities that bridge science and policy, engage in consultancy activities, and support research related to development.

... and why

Our mission is to build and share knowledge for effective policymaking that addresses global and local development challenges and help to advance development practice for a more inclusive world.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

No particular focus (few employees)

NADEL's teaching programmes include an MAS and a CAS in Global Cooperation and Sustainable Development. Our outreach activities focus on promoting the dialogue between research and policy (public events, consultancy services to multilateral, governmental and non-​governmental organisations).

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no


CAS programme for practitioners, individual study programme, part-time

2-year MAS with an 8-month on-the-job training abroad for entry-career-level students

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Type of organisation

Training and research institution

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation



Region(s) of operation


Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:

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