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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Architecture of Biomolecules

    Big Things Come In Small Packages

    Leading structural biologists from across the globe gathered at UZH to discuss their latest findings and experiments. Zurich continues to enjoy an excellent standing in this specialist field, which provides the basis for developing new medicines. More …

  • Grand Challenge Award

    Tumors as Walkable 3D Models

    UZH Professor Bernd Bodenmiller is part of an international research team that has won a Grand Challenge Award of Cancer Research UK. The goal of this new and important research award is to generate high-definition, interactive 3D maps of entire tumors, so opening up new avenues for cancer research and medicine. More …

  • Political Science

    “Withdrawing into a shell of nationalism”

    New US president Donald Trump is preaching national egotism, and all over Europe nationalist parties are gaining ground. In this interview political scientist Stefanie Walter explains what this means for the future of world trade and the post-war world order. More …

  • FINEXUS Conference

    “We need to talk about values, not prices”

    How can the financial system operate more sustainably? This question was the focus of a conference that took place last week at UZH. Those attending included Nobel Laureate Joseph. E. Stiglitz. More …

  • 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 …

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