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    Mummy Research

    Analyzing Entrails

    Frank Rühli is an evolutionary medicine expert who is conducting pioneering research on mummified entrails. He recently became the first person to study the Egyptian Museum’s collection of canopic jars from an interdisciplinary perspective. More …

  • Rethinking Wealth

    “Greed is dangerous”

    More isn’t always better, says Marc Chesney. The economics professor criticizes the pursuit of economic growth and calls for banks to stop investing in fossil fuels. More …

  • ZAZH – Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World

    The Presence of the Ancients

    The first open evening of the new Zurich Center for the Study of the Ancient World proved extremely popular. Visitors gained insight into diverse research projects, and learned about the relevance of antiquity for current issues. More …

  • Reproductive Medicine

    Fertility on Ice

    Specialists at the University of Zurich are thoroughly investigating the topic of social egg freezing — whereby egg cells are frozen as a precautionary measure with a view to a pregnancy at a later date. Increasing numbers of women in Switzerland are also interested in the idea. Legal expert Andrea Büchler and physician Bruno Imthurn discuss reasons and benefits, but also the possible constraints of the new method. Their concern is that women should make well-informed decisions. More …

  • Zurich meets Seoul Festival

    Seoul Calling

    Are there useful applications for blockchain? What are “Smart Cities”? Researchers from Switzerland and South Korea got together at the “Zurich meets Seoul” festival last week to discuss such questions, foster connections, and present their work to the public. More …

  • Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

    UZH Honorary Doctor Receives Nobel Prize

    In 2017, the University of Zurich bestowed an honorary doctorate on Sir Peter John Ratcliffe – today Ratcliffe, together with William G. Kaelin and Gregg L. Semenza, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his research into oxygen supply in cells. More …

  • Bible Research

    Imperial God

    In the midst of their flight through the desert, the people of Israel received God’s commandments at Mount Sinai. That’s what it says in the Bible. No less dramatic is the historical background of this story. Biblical scholar Konrad Schmid is tracking it down. More …

  • In the Spotlight

    A Passion for all Things Visual

    Scientific illustrator Jeanne Peter has been working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 31 years. Her work there has never got dull. More …

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