Berset opens green research centre in Asia

Interior Minister Alain Berset has inaugurated the first Swiss university research centre in Asia.

This content was published on March 16, 2012 - 14:55 and agencies

A branch of Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability is supported financially by both the ETHZ and Singapore’s National Research Foundation.

Speaking alongside Singapore’s minister for the environment and water resources, Vivan Balakrishnan, Berset said the new centre was a testament to the international prestige of the ETHZ.

Berset’s visit to Singapore was his first international trip since his appointment as interior minister on January 1.

During the trip, he has also met with Singapore’s health minister, Gan Kim Yong, and will pay a courtesy visit to President Tony Tan. He is due to leave the country on Monday.

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