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Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management


Welcome to the website of the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (NECOM) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich.

The group's research and teaching combines the theoretical background of negotiation engineering, different technical and applied negotiation schools of thought, mediation and conflict management, with the practical appreciation of negotiation based on the mathematical background and more than 30 years of Prof. Dr. Michael Ambühl's diplomatic experience.

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Open position

We currently have an open position as PhD Student in Negotiation Engineering (100%).

Necom News


Ambassador Urs Bucher at SSPG

The chief of the Swiss Mission to the EU in Brussels Ambassador Urs Bucher held a presentation at the ETH Zurich on the Swiss - EU relations. Read more 


Prof. Ambühl recipient of Goldene Eule award

Prof. Ambühl has received this year's "Goldene Eule" award. The recipients of this award are selected each year by the students in recognition of their outstanding teaching abilities. Read more 


"Migrationsland Schweiz - 15 Vorschläge für die Zukunft"

Prof. Michael Ambühl und Dr. Sibylle Zürcher haben einen Beitrag zum Buch „Migrationsland Schweiz - 15 Vorschläge für die Zukunft“ von Christine Abbt und Johan Rochel beigetragen. Read more 


Bottom-up approach for the resettlement of refugees?

Dr. Philip Grech from NECOM appeared in an Euronews article on the refugee crisis. Read more 


The "Bottom-up Safeguard Clause"

The conference of cantonal governments (KdK) today presented the model of a "bottom-up safeguard clause" for the implementation of the initiative on mass immigration (Masseneinwanderungsinitiative). The model was developed by the Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management (Ambühl, Antonini, Zürcher) and is a further development of the bottom-up safeguard clause for cross-border commuters, adapting it for migration. Read more 

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Recent Interviews and Talks

Prof. Ambühl's interviews and talks can be found on the Interviews page.

Have a look at Prof. Ambühl's TED Talk!

Negotiation is commonplace in everyday life. A mathematical approach to negotiation, which Professor Ambühl calls “Negotiation Engineering”, re-imagines negotiation processes and outcomes. This talk highlights both personal and international case studies on how Negotiation Engineering can evaluate and even predict negotiation outcomes.

To find out more, have a look at Prof. Ambühl's TED Talk!

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