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  • Ranking

    UZH ranked as one of the most innovative universities in Europe

    The spirit of invention is flourishing at the University of Zurich, which places ninth in the latest Reuters ranking of the hundred most innovative universities in Europe. More …

  • Physics

    Hunting the Invisible

    In mid-May a new accelerator was inaugurated at CERN. It’s designed to enable considerably more particle collisions. Physicists Florencia Canelli and Lea Caminada hope to use it to hunt down dark matter. More …

  • New Vice President Elected

    “The Future Is Interdisciplinary”

    The Board of the University has named Professor Michael Schaepman Vice President for Veterinary Medicine and Natural Sciences. Professor Schaepman has a lot of ideas for his new office. And he can cook. Below, he shares one of his favorite recipes. More …

  • International Relations

    “There’s a climate of fear and mistrust”

    The Turkish government brooks no criticism from academics. That’s why psychologist Ayse Dayi fled the country. This week she talked at UZH about the repression of universities and scholars. Researchers under threat receive support from the international Scholars at Risk network. More …

  • Universitas 21

    UZH Joins Global Network of Universities

    Last Friday, UZH joined “Universitas 21”, a global network of research universities made up of research-intensive universities from six continents. UZH President Michael Hengartner welcomes the membership as a major step toward realizing the University's internationalization strategy. More …

  • Senat

    Michael Schaepman Nominated Vice President

    Yesterday, the University Senate nominated Professor Michael Schaepman as Vice President for Veterinary Medicine and Natural Sciences. The Board of the University votes on the appointment on 17 May. More …

  • BVK Board of Trustees

    Two UZH Employees Standing for Election

    Elections to the board of trustees of the BVK pension fund will be held in May. The candidates include two employees of the University of Zurich. In this interview, they explain how they see the future of BVK. More …

  • EGMO 2017

    Shining Young Math Talents

    At the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), young women from many different countries had to solve tricky math problems. Yesterday evening the closing ceremony took place on UZH's Irchel Campus. More …

  • Mercator Awards 2017

    Strawberry season and financial analysts

    Irene Garonna, Timo Mennle and Stefan Leins have all won 2017 Mercator Awards for their PhD theses – on shifting seasons, markets without money, and financial analysts. More …

  • Parasitology

    More mosquito species that transmit Zika?

    The European Union is pushing research into Zika. UZH insect researcher Eva Veronesi heads a project funded by Horizon 2020 investigating whether an exotic species of mosquito living in Switzerland might also transmit Zika virus. More …

  • European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

    Getting Young People Excited About Math

    This week the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) starts at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Anna Beliakova, Professor of Mathematics at UZH, has been working to promote math for years. In this interview with UZH News she explains why events like the Olympiad are important to get young women excited about math. More …

  • EUA 2018 Annual Conference

    University Leaders to Meet at UZH

    UZH has been chosen to host the European University Association’s annual conference in 2018: Next year, some 400 university rectors and presidents from all over Europe will meet in Zurich to discuss the challenges and opportunities in higher education and research. More …

  • Elections to the BVK Board of Trustees

    Fair Arrangements for All Generations

    Thorsten Hens wants to ensure that any new returns generated by BVK are distributed equitably to the various age groups to avoid injustices. In an interview with UZH News, he explains why this is a good solution. More …

  • Elections to the BVK Board of Trustees

    “Women Are Particularly Hard Hit by Reductions in Benefits.”

    Among other things, Calista Fischer wants to ensure that the interests of women and part-time staff are represented on the BVK board of trustees and management. More …

  • Teaching Fund

    Four Great Teaching Ideas

    The competitive Teaching Fund is designed to promote innovative teaching formats at UZH and stimulate even more effective, varied, and vibrant instruction. Here we present four of the fifteen projects that have been awarded funding. More …

  • Rankings

    Top Rankings for Anatomy and Physiology

    UZH places among the top 50 in four subjects in the current QS World University Rankings by Subject. In Anatomy & Physiology, which is new in the 2017 survey, it is ranked 20th in the world – UZH’s best result. Johannes Loffing, head of the Institute of Anatomy, and Carsten Wagner at the Institute of Physiology, are delighted with the results. More …

  • Economics and IT

    “What’s happening here with us affects everyone.”

    For almost five years the UZH Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics has been headed by Harald Gall. In this interview he explains how the faculty is sharpening its profile, why last year the offering of degree programs was redesigned, and why economics and IT make such a powerful combination. More …

  • Start-up

    Owls Taking Fledgling Companies Under Their Wing

    A group of Executive MBA alumni from the University of Zurich have set up the Owl Business Angels GmbH, investing capital in young companies and giving them the benefit of their experience. One of the beneficiaries is the start-up firm Piavita, which is developing a medical diagnosis device for horses. More …

  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Understanding Biodiversity

    Biodiversity is the topic of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by the Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. It starts on February 27. More …

  • Horizon 2020

    “Making the Most of the Remaining Four Years”

    Peter Erni is director of the Swiss research and advisory network Euresearch. Currently, Erni is encouraging Swiss researchers to take part in Horizon 2020, the world’s largest funding program for research and innovation. More …

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