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  • Ig Nobel Prize

    Prestigious Award for Curious Research

    Researchers led by UZH professor Milo Puhan discovered that playing the didgeridoo helps stop snoring. Now they’ve been awarded the prestigious Ig Nobel Prize. More …

  • Men's studies

    Healthy Optimists

    Psychologist Ulrike Ehlert is looking into what keeps men over 40 healthy, fit, and satisfied. What’s important, she’s found, is an optimistic outlook on life and regular physical exercise. More …

  • Digitalization Transformation

    “Global Brain”

    Digitalization is accelerating the economy and transforming research. Abraham Bernstein and Michael Hengartner talk about the digital revolution and the role of UZH. More …

  • Physics

    Hunting the Invisible

    In mid-May a new accelerator was inaugurated at CERN. It’s designed to enable considerably more particle collisions. Physicists Florencia Canelli and Lea Caminada hope to use it to hunt down dark matter. 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Astrophysics

    How giant planets form

    Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and UZH simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. More …

  • Research Collaboration

    Flagship Project Dedicated to Skin Research

    The research network University Medicine Zurich has launched a new, large-scale interdisciplinary project dedicated to skin research – helping to make Zurich one of the world’s leading centers in the field. More …

  • G20 Summit

    How to green Finance

    G20 Leaders welcomed “Green Finance” at their meeting on September 4-5 in China. The call for increasing investment in green finance was supported by a report by Kern Alexander, Professor at the Faculty of Law at UZH. More …

  • Innovation

    University of Zurich Makes the Top Ten

    An outstanding tenth place in the new rankings of Europe’s most innovative universities underscores the University of Zurich’s excellence in research and innovation. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 2

    Meetings of Minds

    Yesterday the main themes of the Zürich meets London festival were financial services and neuroscience. Here’s our report on the day’s events, including statements from UZH President Michael Hengartner and Mayor Corine Mauch. More …

  • Data Analysis

    Cool Calculation

    Marcin Chrząszcz, a physicist who does research into exotic elementary particles at CERN, organized a competition for data scientists. The best solutions were recently presented at the UZH Department of Physics. More …

  • New Publication Platform

    Galileo Would Have Loved It!

    It often takes years before individual discoveries are published. A new publication platform called Matters, developed at UZH, enables researchers to publish interim findings more quickly than used to be possible. The new platform was presented yesterday. More …

  • Pharmacology

    Breaking the vicious circle of heart failure

    In patients with heart failure, the pumping power of the heart decreases in a fatal downward spiral. Pharmacologists at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich have now succeeded in breaking this vicious circle in the mouse model. Their approach could one day also benefit humans. More …

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