Roland Baumann studied Economics and Russian Literature at University of Zurich. Later he qualified as eidg. dipl. PR consultant. During his studies he worked as consultant for a small business consultancy, being responsible, amongst others, for editing and distributing the Swiss PR and Media Directory. After some years as a business consultant, he joined the Swiss National Bank's communications department. He focused on media relations, intranet and internet, and took care of various communications projects. Roland Baumann joined Corporate Communications in May 2007 where he was inter alia leader of the Public Relations team. Since September 2016 he has been heading the Content team together with Felix Würsten.
The two technical universities in the ETH Domain are launching a new initiative, “helpfulETH”. Its goal is to provide solutions for hospitals and other healthcare bodies to help them deal with the acute problems presented by the coronavirus epidemic.