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Kopf und Gehirn - IllustrationThis section contains SFAO audits related to education, research and innovation issues.

Audit Construction project "Biosystems Science and Engineering" - ETH Zurich

The ETH Zurich is building a new laboratory and office complex in Basel – "Biosystems Science and Engineering", or BSS. The complex will cost around CHF 218 million. The Confederation is investing some CHF 171 million in the project, making this guarantee credit the largest item in the ETH Zurich construction programme. The BSS project is in the implementation phase. The excavation is complete and the lower-ground shell is in progress.

Audit number: 18180

Performance audit Teacher training for vocational training schools - Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

In order to teach, the teaching staff of vocational training schools must undergo specific teacher training. In Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) is the expert organisation for this training. It is owned by the Confederation and has its headquarters in Zollikofen, with activities in all three language regions. In 2017, the SFIVET employed more than 170 full-time equivalent staff. Its annual budget is approximately CHF 46.5 million, of which CHF 40 million is covered by a federal contribution.

Audit number: 18089

Management Letter Nachvollziehbarkeit der Mittelzuteilung an die Professorinnen und Professoren der ETH Zürich und der EPFL

Die Eidgenössische Finanzkontrolle (EFK) hat eine Prüfung der Nachvollziehbarkeit der Mittelzuteilung an die Professorinnen und Professoren an der ETH Zürich und der EPFL zeitgleich vom 30. April bis 22. Mai 2019 durchgeführt. Geprüft wurde, ob die Mittelzuteilung nachvollziehbar, transparent und objektiv ist und ob der Grundsatz der Gleichbehandlung gewahrt wird. Thematisiert wurden ausserdem Beschwerdemöglichkeiten im Zusammenhang mit der Mittelverteilung.

Audit number: 19507