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The Role of Research Capacity in an Advanced Economy. Ulrich W. Suter Vice President for Research Global Medical Forum — Abu Dhabi Summit 2005 Monday, 2 May 2005. © ETH Zürich. Switzerland (2002). Population: 7’261’200 Area: 41’300 km 2 Languages: 52.5 % German

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The Role of Research Capacity in an Advanced Economy

Ulrich W. Suter Vice President for Research

Global Medical Forum — Abu Dhabi Summit 2005

Monday, 2 May 2005

© ETH Zürich


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Switzerland (2002)

Population: 7’261’200

Area: 41’300 km2

Languages: 52.5 % German

16.9 % French

5.1 % Italian

0.4 % Romansh

25.0 % others

GDP: 431’064 M CHF 59’400 CHF/person

Swiss Federal Statistical Office 2004

(mother tongue of studentsin Swiss schools)

 51’000 USD/person

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EU target from 2006 on:3% minimum

Expenditure on R&D (2002)

OECD in Figures 2004

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Comparative Research Performance

ratio ofcitations of all papers

to the national GDP

GDP in thousands of US dollars

at 1995 purchasing-power parity

GDP per person

David A. King, Nature 430 2004 311

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Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH’s)

(Cantonal) Universities

(Cantonal) Universities of Applied Science

Research Institutes

ETH Zurich

University of Zurich

several UniversitiesofApplied Science

The Swiss Tertiary Education Sector

www.switch.ch

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Undergraduate Students:

ca. 7’500

Graduate

Students:

ca. 5’000

money spent roughly 50:50on research and education

ETH Zurich: Key Figures 2004

First-level Students (up to M.Sc.) not Swiss nationals thereof

Doctoral Students and Post-diploma Studentsnot Swiss nationals thereof

Professors

not Swiss nationals thereof

Personnel (in FTE)

Budget (overall full cost)

  • 9’5191’162 (12%)

  • 2’9861503 (50%)

  • 358

  • 206 (57%)

  • 5’984

  • 1’119 M CHF

    ( ½ MIT Budget)

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ETH Zurich

Nobel Laureates Who Were Professors at ETH Zurich at the Time:Chemistry (1939)  Leopold Ruzicka (1887-1976)Physics (1945)  Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958)Chemistry (1975)  Vladimir Prelog (1906-1998)Chemistry (1991)  Richard Ernst (*1933)Chemistry (2002)  Kurt Wüthrich (*1938)

Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2004(Shanghai Jiao Tong University):Nr. 27 worldwideNr. 1 in continental Europe

TimesWorld University Rankings - 2004

Nr. 10 worldwide overallNr. 3 worldwide by citationsNr. 1 in continental Europe

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Building a Superior Healthcare System

local research capacity is indispensable

  • a true Center of Excellence cannot exist without a local research capacity

  • technological innovation creates new products and services, new industries and jobs, and generates new wealth

  • the current lack of research capacity in the region likely affects its healthcare economy and the overall economic development — leadership in innovation is essential to a country’s prosperity and security

  • different regions of the worlds have different diseases— the local medical research interest needs to be strong

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Building a Superior Healthcare System

be patient!

  • building research capacity takes time

    • finding & attracting the best group leaders:  1 - 3 years

    • building a research group to first results:  3 - 5 years

    • creating a research institution with an international reputation:  5 - 10 years

  • focus & singular aim: excellence (in people & results)

  • excellence  impact

  • empower the people you have chosen to lead

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newresearch capacity

The Quadrant Model (static)

research

stimulated by

potential application

yes

no

application-orientedfundamentalresearchPasteur

fundamentalresearchBohr

yes

desire forfundamentalunderstanding

appliedresearchEdison

no

Donald E. Stokes, 1997

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application-orientedfundamental researchPasteur

The Quadrant Model (dynamic)

currentknowledge

futureknowledge

fundamental researchBohr

currenttechnology

futuretechnology

applied researchEdison

time

Donald E. Stokes, 1997

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A Zurich Example

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

  • founded 1971, Prof. Max Anlikerjoint Institute of ETH Zurich & University of Zurich

  • today:

    • Prof. Peter Bösiger, Biophysics (MRI)

    • Prof. Ralph Müller, Bioelectronics

    • Prof. Peter Niederer, Biomechanics

    • Prof. Klaas Prüssmann, Biophysics (MRI)

    • Prof. Markus Rudin, Animal Imaging

    • Prof. Felix Walz, Biomechanics

  • research fields: Biomechanics, Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography, Bioelectronics, Medical Ultrasound, Medical Information / Computer Assisted Application, Medical Optics and Laser Applications, Biomedical and Tissue Engineering

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A Zurich Example

Institute of Biomedical Engineering: consequences

  • a flourishing industry in biomedical engineering in Switzerland, largely concentrated around Zurich

  • creation of several other institutes and organizations with the same aims elsewhere in Switzerland (Basel, Lausanne, …)

  • today: many hundreds of companies in Switzerland produce for the biomedical industry

  • at ETH Zurich, more than 25% of all spin-off companies are in the area of biomedical engineering

  • national research centers for biomedical engineering in 2002: Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions (Zurich hub: ETH’s Zurich & Lausanne, Medical Faculties of University of Zurich & several others, Universities of Applied Science)

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Can Local Research Capacity Be Built?

there is already a successful example in Abu Dhabi

  • established in 2001 under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan and H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines

  • foci:

    • Chemical Engineering

    • Electrical Engineering

    • Mechanical Engineering

    • Petroleum Engineering

    • Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

yes!

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Building a Superior Healthcare System

  • creating local research capacity is indispensable for a true Center of Excellence

  • you can do it

  • we want to be your partners

  • now it must be determined, who does what with whom

  • many opportunities, e.g., imaging, information science & technology, nano technology, security, remote diagnostics

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