Archive Campus: 20 newest articles

  • Graduate Campus

    Friendly Wake-up Calls and Fine Tomatoes

    Gold rush fever in citizen science: yesterday participants at the LERU Doctoral Summer School 2017, organized by UZH’s Graduate Campus, presented a whole variety of ideas for future participatory research projects. More …

  • International Relations

    UZH Delegation in Boston

    At the end of May, the executive board and UZH researchers spent two days in Boston. The trip was designed to foster relationships and build new cooperation arrangements with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other institutions in the Greater Boston Area. More …

  • Campus

    UZH collaborating with Asia Society

    The global non-governmental organization Asia Society has opened a European Center in Zurich and works together with the University of Zurich. A joint event held yesterday was attended by Japanese art historian Princess Akiko of Mikasa. More …

  • International Relations

    Interpol President Visits UZH

    Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, supporting police forces all over the globe. Last week its president, Meng Hongwei, visited UZH and met president Michael Hengartner. Their discussion revolved around ways UZH and Interpol could cooperate. More …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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