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05/01/95

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Interested in taking a study tour of Switzerland?

STANFORD -- The Stanford Center for Design Research is co-sponsoring, with the University of Lausanne and Webster University (Geneva), a study tour of outstanding companies, international organizations and universities in Switzerland.

The tour is scheduled from June 23 to July 2. The cost is $1,500 ($1,200 for students) plus airfare, which runs about $1,000.

The Swiss tour is modeled on four previous study tours from Switzerland to Silicon Valley and will be directed by Henk Slettenhaar of Webster University and Pascal Jacot-Guillarmod of the University of Lausanne, in collaboration with Larry Leifer and Charles Petrie of the Center for Design Research.

The tour will focus on Swiss research and technology that have an impact on American companies and will visit academic and industrial sites. The group will tour the European Laboratory of Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva; University of Lausanne; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich; IBM Research Laboratory, Zürich; and the Jungfraujoch Research Laboratory. It also will tour leading companies in Switzerland in the fields of imaging, watchmaking and information technology, as well as more conventional tourist attractions. In addition, the trip will include informal meetings with Swiss scientists and personalities.

Individuals interested in finding out more about the study tour can look at the World Wide Web page at the address <http://cdr.stanford.edu/CDR/swiss-tour/home.html> or contact Charles Petrie at 725-0162, e-mail petrie@cdr, or Larry Leifer at 725-0158, e-mail leifer@cdr. -dfs-

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