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About us

Empiris is a charitable umbrella foundation based in Zurich. It supports projects in the fields of science and research.


Board of trustees

The Board of Trustees comprises representatives from various fields of expertise. It ensures that the funds donated are used in accordance with the stipulations of the founders.


Prof. Dr. Felix Gutzwiller Chairman
Dr. Daniel Hunziker Vice Chairman
Prof. Dr. Susan M. Gasser
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Michel
Dr. Alex Rübel

Foundation office

The Foundation Office is responsible for the operational and administrative affairs of the EMPIRIS umbrella foundation. As part of project management, it evaluates eligible charitable projects, assesses possible partners, and monitors project progress.

Guido Braschler, Managing Director

Giovanni Peditto, Deputy Managing Director

Christoph Rohner

Thomas D. Albert

Luciana Faoro

Michael Hess


Charitable Empiris Foundation
Uetlibergstrasse 231
CH-8070 Zürich
+41 44 332 05 01


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