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Mission and Tasks of WSL
According to Art. 3 of the “Regulations of the ETH Board concerning the research Institutions of the ETH Domain”, WSL has the following mission:
The Federal Council assigns the ETH Domain a performance mandate to be renewed every four years. Some of the objectives agreed between the ETH Board and WSL are assigned to WSL. These objectives supplement and substantiate the tasks specified in the regulations.
As a research institute in the ETH Domain, WSL is required to provide world-class research and clear benefits for society and the public in Switzerland. To perform these tasks requires long-term environmental monitoring and, at the same time, the ability to react quickly and flexibly to developments in science and society. WSL is proud of its dual balancing act in finding and maintaining the right balance between, on the one hand, continuity and flexibility, and on the other, excellent research and practical applications.
WSL Mission Statement