Ernst & Young In the field of Audit and Advisory of Financial Services Companies we are supported by Ernst & Young. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. In Switzerland, Ernst & Young has approximately 2'700 employees at 11 locations and also offers services in the field of tax and law as well as transactions and accounting. The sponsorship shall foster the knowledge transfer from academia to practice. Through research projects, seminars and events we hope to open the discussion about current challenges regarding audit and advisory of financial institutions to a broader public. The sponsorship should underline the importance to Ernst & Young of promoting universities as well as the education and advanced training of its employees. Ernst & Young sponsors a honorary professorship, two 35% research assistance positions and a contribution to the required infrastructure. The position ist held by Honorary Professor Dr. Andreas Blumer. The sponsorship has been running for since March 2012 and will last for eight years. It contributes to the dialogue between professionals, faculty and researchers. For further information on Ernst & Young please refer to the column to the right (see Quick links).