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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • My Alma Mater

    On Art (Dis)course

    Celebrated alumni look back at their time at the University of Zurich. This time, Fanni Fetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum Luzern. More …

  • Day of Clinical Research

    Scientists Honored

    Nephrologist Johan Lorenzen and gastroenterologist Michael Scharl have received the renowned Georg Friedrich Götz Award. This prize is awarded annually at UZH for outstanding contributions in the field of medical research. The award was presented at the Day of Clinical Research at the UniversityHospital Zurich, alongside the presentation of the 2018 Hartmann Müller Memorial Prize. More …

  • University Conference

    Universities Shaping Europe

    This week, UZH has been hosting university leaders from around Europe. The annual conference of the European University Association, held from 4 to 6 April, was devoted to the question of how universities can shape the Europe of today and of tomorrow. More …

  • Pediatrics

    Protector of Preemies

    Children born prematurely, with heart defects, or who have developmental disorders have a difficult start in life. Physician and researcher Bea Latal has dedicated her career to supporting them. More …

  • Sustainability Week

    Change Attitudes Not Rules

    Last Wednesday, leaders and representatives from five Zurich-based higher education institutions joined a panel discussion to set out their vision for "a sustainable university". More …

  • University Board

    "A great loss for UZH"

    Markus Graf, a member of the Board of the University since 2016, was particularly committed to real estate development at UZH. He passed away last Saturday at the age of 69. More …

  • Portrait

    Sport with Head and Heart

    Triathlete and cultural studies scholar Yonca Krahn researches the links between space, sport, and the body. More …

  • Law and Ethics

    Surrogacy and Child Protection

    Surrogacy has become a trans-national industry. At UZH, an international group of experts has come together to develop principles for the protection of the children involved. In this interview, UZH professor of law Andrea Büchler discusses the challenges. More …

  • Communications research

    Learning to Surf

    The Swiss National Science Foundation elected UZH communications scholar Eszter Hargittai to be a member of its National Research Council from April 2018 onwards. Her research focuses among other things on the different ways in which people can benefit from the internet. More …

  • swissuniversities

    "Speaking with one voice"

    Michael Hengartner's presidency of the umbrella organization swissuniversities runs until the end of 2018. In this interview, the UZH President talks about what has been achieved so far, the challenges ahead – and why he is planning to stand for re-election. More …

  • Order of Merit

    UZH Virus Researcher Honored

    Karin Mölling, professor emerita of virology at UZH, has been awarded the Cross of Merit (First Class) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. 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 …

  • Campus

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    UZH student Luca Baltensperger rowed across the Atlantic as part of the “Swiss Mocean” team. No mean feat, with about a million rowing strokes over 4,700 kilometers. More …

  • Japanese Studies

    Water Clocks and Eternity

    Medieval Japan wasn’t a pre-modern timeless paradise, says Raji C. Steineck. The Japanese studies scholar is examining the nature of time and researching how time is perceived in the land of the rising sun. More …

  • Anthropology

    Tailing Apes

    Anthropologist Carel van Schaik has spent years observing orangutans and tackling the major questions of human evolution. He finds new answers to them time and time again. More … 2 Comments

  • 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 …

  • Social Policy

    “Investment instead of insurance”

    Polarization in Swiss politics makes the country less able to reform, says political scientist Silja Häusermann. She wants to see a welfare state that helps people to stay in the employment market. More …

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