Kicking off the design phase of the ETH Circle project, this first workshop was held in Davos, at the ETH Zurich Pavilion during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Participants identified several objec-tives the ETH Circle should focus on, and discussed at length what the role of members should be. The ultimate goal they agreed on reflects the initial hypothesis that led to the launch of the ETH Circle: to position ETH as a top university, and increase its visibility globally.