Outstanding dissertations can be recommended for distinction with the ETH medal. The corresponding information of the ETH Zurich Academic Services are found here.
The doctoral studies panel considers in particular the following criteria for the evaluation of the dissertations proposed for distinction:
- Scientific quality of the dissertation
- Publication of the results of the dissertation in at least one high quality journal
- Scope and quality of the recognizable scientific contribution of the doctoral student
- Excellent oral exam
The PhD theses awarded with the ETH Medal are listed here.