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  • swissuniversities

    Michael O. Hengartner Re-Elected President of swissuniversities

    It its meeting of 24 May 2018, the plenary assembly of swissuniversities elected Michael O. Hengartner to a second term (2019–2021) as President of swissuniversities. Hengartner plans to continue his work promoting collaboration among Swiss higher education institutions. More …

  • Theology

    World News from the Reformer

    It should be impossible to mention Zwingli without also invoking Bullinger. And yet Zurich’s second-most important reformer has remained an unknown figure. This is about to change thanks to the work of UZH researchers. Bullinger's writings are important for interpreting the events of his time, as shown by an exhibition at UZH. More …

  • UZH Alumni

    UZH Women Open New Chapter

    A new chapter has been added to UZH Alumni: As part of the final Alumnae Talks event under the auspices of UZH Alumni Co-President Denise Schmid, four UZH graduates presented the newly founded Women’s Chapter. It brings together alumnae of UZH at regular meetings where discussions are bound to be lively and controversial, but also entertaining and eye-opening, says the new chapter’s co-founder, Dr. Elefteria Xekalakis Matthys. More …

  • Debate

    “Non-professorial academic staff need prospects”

    What can be done to ensure that the growing number of non-professorial academic staff have adequate career prospects? Where do the challenges lie? UZH Journal discussed these questions with Matthias Egger, President of the SNSF’s National Research Council, Claudine Leysinger from the Graduate Campus, and Georg Winterberger, who represents the non-professorial academic staff. One solution – advocated by the SNSF – lies in creating new tenure-track assistant professorships. More …

  • Citizen Science

    Exhibition on Tour

    The UZH Graduate Campus’ citizen science exhibition has been shown abroad for the first time – at two universities in India. Rafael Küng and Barbara Strobl traveled to India with the exhibition to report on their UZH citizen science project. More …

  • New UZH Journal

    Competent Leadership

    The May edition of the UZH Journal is dedicated to the topic of leadership. The University of Zurich has developed eight Leadership and Management Principles which were approved by the Extended Executive Board of the University in April. They contain specific recommendations for leaders and managers, and ideas to help them reflect on their own leadership style and behavior. More …

  • Research Expedition to Greenland

    Researching Arctic Vegetation

    Gabriela Schaepman-Strub of the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies and a research group are set to travel to Greenland on a mission to strengthen cooperation between Switzerland and Greenland in the area of ecological Arctic research. More …

  • Exhibition on Bullinger’s Correspondence

    When Lightning Struck the Grossmünster

    On 17 May, an exhibition about Swiss reformer Heinrich Bullinger will open at UZH. Peter Opitz, professor at the Institute of Swiss Reformation History, explains the significance of Bullinger for the Reformation. More …

  • Campus

    TV Örlikä Wins 2018 SOLA Relay Race

    Around 14,000 runners took part in this year’s SOLA relay race. The race was won by team TV Örlikä, who finished about seven minutes ahead of their competition. More …

  • Latin American Center

    “Interdisciplinarity is our trademark”

    The second edition of the Tschudi Lecture in honor of the polymath from Glarus, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, takes place next week. For the University’s relatively new Latin American Center, the event presents an opportunity to consolidate its reputation. More …

  • Campus

    Research in Pictures

    The SNSF Scientific Image Competition encourages researchers to pick up a camera and present scientific work from a different angle. Our picture gallery features some of the photos submitted by UZH researchers. More …

  • Genetics

    Atlas of human cells

    First there was the Human Genome Project. Now, something even bigger is starting: the Human Cell Atlas. UZH statistician Mark Robinson is part of this global endeavor, developing computational tools to analyze large datasets of human cells. More …

  • Open Access

    “We’re negotiating open access”

    Thanks to the internet, academic publications are increasingly distributed and read online. But open access comes at a price. The Swiss universities are negotiating with the world’s three largest scientific publishers for fair – in other words affordable – terms of access. Michael Hengartner, president of swissuniversities and UZH, explains the background. More …

  • Alumni Chapter Tokio

    How Heidi came to Japan

    Thanks to Yuta Daigi, co-chair of the UZH Alumni Chapter in Tokyo, UZH alumni in Japan are part of a close-knit network. Yuta Daigi studied at the University of Zurich and now teaches at Mie University in Japan. His area of research: Language in Johanna Spyri’s Heidi. A portrait. More …

  • Campus

    Library of the Future

    The increasing digitalization poses great challenges for attractive and modern library services. In the interview, Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger discusses the plans for the future of libraries at UZH. More …

  • Death and Dying

    A Legacy on Film

    The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine is presenting a series of events devoted to the topic of film and dying. On Tuesday the discussion focused on the film Vergiss mein nicht. More …

  • Eastern European Studies

    “Russia has not yet found its place in the world”

    A dangerous dynamic is developing in Russia’s foreign policy, says UZH Professor Jeronim Perović in an interview. He is director of the Center for Eastern European Studies at UZH, which opens next week with a discussion event on the subject of “Russia and the West”. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    Discussing Educational Opportunities and Fair Taxation

    At the latest Talk im Turm event, educational scientist Katharina Maag Merki and economist Florian Scheuer discussed equal opportunities in education and a tax system that provides performance incentives rather than merely redistributing wealth. More …

  • Privacy

    Privacy on the Web

    Modern technologies are dangerous. Does this mean that individuals should be as seamlessly protected as possible? UZH professor of law Florent Thouvenin believes that this, the current approach to data protection, is misguided. More …

  • Board of the University

    Election of the Executive Board of the University

    The Board of the University has elected Beatrice Beck Schimmer as Director of Medicine. Michael Hengartner, Gabriele Siegert, Michael Schaepman, and Christian Schwarzenegger have been re-elected for a further term of office. More …

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