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  • Psychology

    Speedy Swiss

    The pace of life differs depending on where in the world you are – in Switzerland it is the fastest of anywhere. That could be a good thing, but does it also lead us to work too hard? Why are so many workers suffering from stress and burning out? It doesn’t have to be this way. More …

  • Medicine

    Where Patients and Statistics Intersect

    The new doctoral program Clinical Science at UZH helps strengthen clinical research in Switzerland. We spoke with Roxane D. Staiger, one of the program’s first candidates. More …

  • Geography

    Digital Pathfinders

    GPS and smartphones help us find our way quickly but to the detriment of our own sense of direction. UZH geographer Sara Fabrikant wants to combat this trend. More …

  • When Your Profile Comes Back to Haunt You

    The traces we leave behind each day through our computers and mobile telephones have a very long life. This can lead to unpleasant surprises when data is combined and abused, explains professor of business administration at UZH, René Algesheimer. 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 …

  • How songbirds learn a new song

    As scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have now shown, songbirds are minimalists when it comes to learning a new song. The birds’ learning strategy resembles the methods used by computer scientists for document comparison. More …

  • Psychology

    Overcoming Crises

    Why are some people better at coping with emotional stress than others? This is what resilience research wants to find out. An international group of psychologists has now come together to establish common principles for this fledgling field of research. More …

  • Banking and Finance

    Sustainable Investing

    The UN Development Program is now working with the University of Zurich. Economist Marc Chesney and his team are helping the United Nations reach its sustainable development goals. More …

  • Wyss Annual Event

    High-Flying Ideas and Deep-Sea-Diving Robots

    Wyss Zurich, the joint research and development center of UZH and ETH, is going from strength to strength. At its Annual Event on Wednesday evening, guests heard about intelligent robots and the ability of the human body to heal itself. More …

  • Fintech

    Digital Change in the Financial Sector

    With algorithms providing investment advice and private individuals giving loans, digital transformation is sweeping the financial sector. The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich is looking into the potential of new technologies for financial services and insurance. More …

  • Global Change and Biodiversity

    Biodiversity Protects against Drought

    The latest publication from the Global Change and Biodiversity University Research Priority Program shows that biodiverse tropical forests are better equipped to cope with periods of drought than monocultures. Team member Michael O’Brien investigated the situation in Malaysia. More …

  • 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 …

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