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  • Essay

    Science Fiction Enriches Ethical Discourse

    Science fiction in literature and film can offer us insights into ethics for the post-human age, says Johann Roduit. On the occasion of the 50th birthday of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the UZH ethicist has launched a series of events. More …

  • Exhibition

    Pacific Entanglements

    The new exhibition in the Johann Jacobs Museum focuses on Japan's rise as a global power. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the professorial chairs of UZH art historian Hans Bjarne Thomsen and UZH historian Martin Dusinberre. More …

  • Digitalization

    Democracy under Pressure

    The 10th edition of the Aarau Democracy Days is dedicated among other things to looking into the effects of digitalization on democracy. In his essay, UZH political science scholar Uwe Serdült discusses the potential of digitalization to change our day-to-day political life. He makes the case for using the opportunities of digital democracy in a constructive way. More …

  • Society

    On Feeling at Home and Citizens' Rights

    The exhibition "Zürcher!nnen machen" examines what being a "Zürcher" actually means. The question was also the fiercely debated topic of a panel discussion. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    Wormholes and the Cradle of Modernity

    Screws, glasses, printing: The inventions of the Renaissance triggered a dramatic surge in development. Will digitalization have a comparable impact on modern society? Historian Bernd Roeck and physicist Titus Neupert debated the question at UZH’s Talk im Turm podium discussion. More …

  • Philosophy

    “The freedom of thought appealed to me”

    The first-ever Zurich Philosophy Festival kicks off next week. The theme: “Me, Me, Me.” We spoke to the man behind the festival, UZH philosophy student Urs Siegfried. More …

  • Physics

    “A very pretty theory”

    How Erwin Schrödinger revolutionized physics during a Christmas holiday in Arosa in 1925. More …

  • History

    Cinema and Scandal

    UZH historian Martin Bürgin researches films that caused an uproar – and he is bringing them back to the big screen in a special film series. More …

  • Psychiatry

    “There is no comprehensive definition of mental illness”

    Fear, sadness, and anger are part of life. But where do everyday feelings cross over into being symptoms of an illness? Paul Hoff, deputy director of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, explained how psychiatry answers this question in a talk at the Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP). More …

  • Churchill Symposium

    For a Diverse Europe

    This years’ Churchill Symposium at UZH drew a large audience, with around a thousand visitors in attendance on Monday. Former President of Germany Joachim Gauck spoke on the “Streitfall Europa” (the Europe debate), and Federal Councilor Alain Berset talked about protecting democracy. More …

  • Digital Detox

    Ways to Avoid Smartphone Stress

    Always online, always available: Your smartphone can be a major source of stress. Can taking digital breaks enhance wellbeing? As part of the Wissen-Schaf(f)t Wissen lecture series, psychologist Theda Radtke presented some surprising findings of her research. More …

  • Gender Equality

    Lost in the Career Labyrinth

    Why are there so few women in leadership positions? One reason is our entrenched perception of traditional roles, said Hedi-Fritz-Niggli visiting professor Alice Eagly at a lecture held at UZH last Tuesday. More …

  • UZH Alumni Founding Party

    A Great Party with Buster Keaton

    The UZH Alumni held a party to celebrate its founding – starring silent film great Buster Keaton and a newly planted Mirabelle de Nancy plum tree. More …

  • Sports

    Studying for Sports Nuts

    How do elite athletes manage to juggle studying and training? A panel made up of UZH student and professional mountain biker Jolanda Neff, ETH Rector Sarah Springman, and Antonia Erni of the Swiss University Sports Federation (SHSV) tackled this question at an ASVZ event last week. More …

  • Digital Day 2017

    Living in a Digitalized Society

    Bitcoins, artificial intelligence, privacy, health data, and games to adjust your moral compass – on the occasion of Digital Day at Zurich Main Station, UZH presented the possibilities of digitalization and discussed the implications of the digital revolution for society at large. More …

  • Gender Equality

    Honoring a Pioneer

    Nadezhda Suslova was the first woman to be awarded a doctorate by the University of Zurich, 150 years ago. An anniversary event was held at UZH this week to honor this remarkable woman. The occasion also saw the presentation of the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize to UZH researcher Mathilde Bouvel. More …

  • Social Entrepreneurship

    Concrete Solutions for Real Problems

    For the first time, the University of Zurich offered a seminar in which students could acquire first-hand knowledge of what it means to become a Social Entrepreneur and develop a business plan to solve a concrete social problem. In their final pitch last Monday, six teams competed in front of a jury for an award of CHF 10,000 to kick-start their business. More …

  • Legal Tech

    “Take dictation please, machine!”

    Digitalization and technology are revolutionizing the practice of law. The legal profession is rapidly changing, and the new technologies also lead to new legal questions. The UZH Faculty of Law has its finger on the pulse of these new developments. More …

  • University Medicine Zurich

    Sleeping Soundly with SleepLoop

    The University Medicine Zurich initiative unveils its new flagship project, SleepLoop, a tool to modulate sleep that could have a wide range of medical applications. More …

  • Studies

    Veterinary Medicine Uncovered

    The dream of studying veterinary medicine is often quite different from the reality. The Veterinary Medicine Student Association invited high school students to an info day to give prospective students a taste of what studying veterinary medicine entails. More …

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