International Years

Since 1959/1960 the United Nations (UN) put into focus themes of societal relevance. ETH Library has compiled selected important resources and historical documents for some of these "International Years (external link)".

ImagesYears
Feuerbohne

2016

International Year of Pulses

  • Current specialist information
  • Pulses in rare books
  • Pulses in archival holdings
Surrli

2015

International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
 

  • Current specialist information
  • Researching the sun at ETH Zurich
  • Photography as a research field and medium for scientific communication
mühleberg

2012

International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

  • Current specialist information
  • The development of hydroelectric power traced in rare books
  • ETH Zurich in the history of the use of hydroelectric power
H. Staudinger

2011

International Year of Chemistry
 

  • Current specialist information
  • History of chemistry at ETH Zurich