We are graduates and undergraduates from different fields of study. Together, we provide courses and other educational materials for Open Source and Free Software. Our goal is to lower the entry barrier around these topics and simultaneously have fun teaching others!


As one of the youngest commissions of  VSETH, we are still pretty much work in progress. Since HS19 we have  been organizing photography courses from beginner level up to  professional event photography. We believe in “learning by doing” so in  all our courses you will be able to gain a lot of experience while  having fun. We aim to provide high-quality courses for student prices.
Our  goal is to connect VSETH Events with photographers in order to provide  professional coverage of student life in VSETH. We hope to provide a  community of photography-interested students at ETH.


In the Software Development Commission (SEK), students can develop applications that provide a service for students or facilitate the work of volunteers at VSETH. With its courses, the SEK is also the right place to learn new technologies on a modern IT infrastructure in an active community.

Legal consultation office

The legal consultation office of the VSUZH provides counsel to legal problems that may get in your way. It doesn’t matter if these are legal problems with your flat, if you need help in a recourse or if you need advice in an everyday legal problem. During the semester the legal consultation is available every tuesday and thursday from 18:00-19:30 and every wednesday from 16:00-17:30 in the office of the VSUZH at the Rämistrasse 62. For Members of the VSETH the legal consultation is free of charge, for all the other students it costs onetime per semester 5 CHF. You can find more information on the webpage of VSUZH.


The first issue of Polykum was published in 1995 as the association magazine of the VSETH and accompanies the students, lecturers and staff of the ETH through the semesters with its six annual issues. With a circulation of around 20,000 copies, it is sent directly to students’ homes. Since 2019, the Polykum is no longer only written, but also managed and edited by students. An experienced editorial team and fresh creative voices will ensure that we better represent our readership, take on board their interests and criticisms, and continue to inspire, amuse and provoke ETH members with exciting topics, amusing to grotesque research results and current problems for many years to come.


The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) is a committee of VSETH. We strive to be the first point of contact for all ETH students who have an interest in sustainability. Our efforts include the collaboration with various organizations and departments to advance sustainability practices on campus, organization of events such as the mirror COP27, and supporting events such as the sustainability week Zürich. Join us – we are happy to get to know you!


The ExBeerience Commission organizes a yearly Craftbeer-Festival at ETH for student prices, where breweries are present to tap their own beers. The aim is to enrich the beer-culture among students to drink #carftnotcrap. Further collaborations with other organizations broaden the reach of this cultural spread.


Constructing pithy and witty arguments and presenting them in a rhetorically convincing way is what we practice weekly. We also compete in both German- and English-language debating tournaments all over Europe. If you’re keen on always being right or just want to broaden your horizon in a fun and engaging way, feel free to email us or visit our website!


With its telephone, chat and email service, Nightline Zurich always has a sympathetic ear and offers an information portal when Google doesn’t know what to do. According to the motto “by students for students”, the Nightline is politically and denominationally independent. All conversations are handled by trained Nightliners – confidentially and anonymously.

Does no one listen to you, can’t you fall asleep at night or do you feel lonely? Are you suffering from lovesickness, exam stress, no desire or simply without a plan?

You can reach us during the semester daily from 20.00-24.00 by phone on 044 633 77 77 as well as by email and chat.


Challenge brings together more than 400 students from both schools, the EPF Lausanne and the ETH Zurich, each year in sporty and fraternal spirit. 50 students from ETH Zurich and 50 students from EPF Lausanne qualify annually at various events within both schools due to their athletic performance, their skill and their team spirit. Challenge is organized alternately by Challenge VSETH and Challenge AGEPoly.