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  • Neurosciences

    More Blood Vessels in the Brain

    Nogo-A is a signal molecule that is known to inhibit nerve cell growth. Now brain researcher and budding neurosurgeon Thomas Wälchli has managed to show how it suppresses the formation of fine blood vessels in the brain. More …

  • Digital Health

    Medicine at a Turning Point

    The digital transformation of healthcare is creating major opportunities to better understand disease and effective therapies. But it also poses ethical and legal challenges. A conference organized by the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at UZH addressed some of the current issues. More …

  • Dual Career Couples

    Coming to Zurich as a Couple

    When researchers abroad decide to move to Zurich, their partner often comes with them to Switzerland. UZH has an effective framework in place to help them find a job, including recent membership of the International Dual Career Network (IDCN). More …

  • Campus

    Discovery Semester for Refugees

    The University of Zurich offers a first discovery semester for 20 refugees. It will be held in the 2017 Spring Semester. Student mentors will support the refugees. More …

  • 2. Swiss-Kyoto-Symposium

    Research with Japan

    UZH fosters close cooperation with Kyoto University. The topics featured at the second joint symposium at the beginning of November included digital law and Japanese art. More …

  • Astrophysics

    How giant planets form

    Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and UZH simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. More …

  • Ranking

    Life Sciences Lead the Way

    The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings compare the world’s best higher education institutions. The current edition ranks UZH in 70th place – an excellent result and seven ranks higher than in the previous year. More …

  • Pension fund

    "I understand the concerns of the employees."

    After careful consideration, the Executive Board of the University has decided to remain with the BVK pension fund. Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger explains this decision in an interview with UZH News. More …

  • Research Collaboration

    Flagship Project Dedicated to Skin Research

    The research network University Medicine Zurich has launched a new, large-scale interdisciplinary project dedicated to skin research – helping to make Zurich one of the world’s leading centers in the field. More …

  • Switzerland and Europe

    "Let’s do it"

    The festivities marking Winston Churchill’s famous Zurich speech provided a platform for a politically charged meeting between Swiss Federal President Johann Schneider-Ammann and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. With expectations running high, the main hall at UZH was filled to capacity to hear the two presidents’ addresses – in which they talked about the future of Europe and Switzerland’s involvement in the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation. More …

  • Churchill Colloquium

    Churchill’s Big Picture

    On 19 September 1946, Winston Churchill gave his globally acclaimed speech at the University of Zurich. To mark the 70-year anniversary of the event, academics, publicists, and politicians gathered in the main UZH lecture hall on Monday to discuss the significance of his address. More …

  • UZH Digital Society Initiative

    "This child is going to make us very proud."

    Prominent figures from business and politics gathered in the main lecture hall to kick off the UZH Digital Society Initiative. It’s designed as a vehicle to enable the University to take a leading role in digital transformation. More …

  • University Sports

    Stimulus for Body and Mind

    The Academic Sports Association (ASVZ) isn’t just popular with students. The latest university survey shows that staff and alumni also make regular use of its diverse, low-cost sports and exercise program. One of the reasons it’s so popular is the dedication of ASVZ instructors. We’d like to present three of them and the findings of the survey. More …

  • G20 Summit

    How to green Finance

    G20 Leaders welcomed “Green Finance” at their meeting on September 4-5 in China. The call for increasing investment in green finance was supported by a report by Kern Alexander, Professor at the Faculty of Law at UZH. More …

  • Continuing Education

    Swiss-Chinese Academic Axis

    UZH and New Huadu Business School in China are offering a joint continuing education program for students from Europe and China. Last week the MAS was officially launched at the University of Zurich. More …

  • Sustainability

    Into a Greener Future

    Reducing flying to a minimum and not printing out documents: The UZH Sustainability Team has published two factsheets on business travel and media use, encouraging UZH members to make economical use of resources. More …

  • New Course Catalogue

    Practical, easy-to-read, and in different languages

    Students can now put together their timetable for the coming semester on a new platform. Thanks to improved search functionality and a clear user interface, it’s easier to navigate. More …

  • Innovation

    University of Zurich Makes the Top Ten

    An outstanding tenth place in the new rankings of Europe’s most innovative universities underscores the University of Zurich’s excellence in research and innovation. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 3

    Festival Finishes with a Feast

    UZH’s last day at Zürich meets London revolved around business and the law. The program included a podium discussion on financial market regulation. The day finished with a dinner for UZH alumni in London. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 2

    Meetings of Minds

    Yesterday the main themes of the Zürich meets London festival were financial services and neuroscience. Here’s our report on the day’s events, including statements from UZH President Michael Hengartner and Mayor Corine Mauch. More …

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