Profile of Visionen

History

The 'Verein der Informatik Studierenden an der ETH' (VIS; Association of Computer Science Students at the ETH) has published Visionen, it's offical organ, since 1984. The first issue dates back to the 18th of May 1984.

Since the founding days the magazine has continually improved and expanded in new directions. Today, Visonen positions itself as an informative magazine, that has the ambition to be more then a student's union magazine.

Production

The Visionen are produced by a team of volunteer students. The articles are written by students, asistants, professors and industry veterans, and are written in German or English.

Contents

The Visionen cover a wide spectrum of themes:

  • Articles concerning the courses, in collaboration with the Departement, such as profiles of new professors or changes to the curriculum.
  • Articles about the various aspects of Computer Science: current research topics, legal and social aspects and also technical articles.
  • Humorous and informative articles about student life and cultural events.

Distribution

Circulation:

  • Total circulation: 2'200 copies
  • According to WEMF (Base year of 2016): 2'175 copies

Readership:

  • Computer Science students at ETH Zürich
  • Ph.D. candidates in Computer Science at ETH Zürich
  • Professors of the Computer Science department at ETh Zürich
  • Alumni of the ETH
  • Interested firms

Distribution:

VIS members receive the magazine automatically and free of charge. This includes more than 90% of all current computer science students at ETH. The remaining copies are placed in the buildings of the departement and other important buildings of the ETH.

Publication schedule:

6 issues yearly (3 per semester)

Please send important Mails to: spam@vis.ethz.ch