• Hörsaal

    2022 Fall Semester

    UZH Student Numbers Remain High

    Most teaching in the 2022 Fall Semester at the University of Zurich will take place on site. According to provisional figures, some 27,800 students are enrolled at UZH, which is slightly below last year’s numbers. More …

  • 50 years of psychological counseling center

    “Seeking help with mental health problems is a strength”

    For the past 50 years, UZH and ETH’s Psychological Counseling Services have been supporting students experiencing mental health problems. In this interview, Cornelia Beck, Head of Psychological Counseling Services, explains whether students’ concerns have changed in that time, why more ETH than UZH students seek her help during their Master’s degrees, and what the universities would do well to rethink. More …

  • Dental Medicine

    Genetic Defects Lead to Enamel Malformations

    Mutations in a certain molecule result in severe damage in the structure and mineral composition of tooth enamel in mice, according to a study conducted at the UZH Center of Dental Medicine. The researchers combined genetic, molecular and imaging techniques. More …

  • Stem Cell Research

    Star Researcher Urges Caution

    Turning a body cell back into a stem cell with just four genes? It sounds unbelievable, but Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka already achieved it 15 years ago. The Nobel Prize winner gave a talk at the University of Zurich on the current state of research and possible applications of his discovery. More …

  • 10 years of the UZH Foundation

    Fueling New Ideas

    For 10 years, the UZH Foundation has been successfully raising funds for research, teaching and innovation – including for the Digital Entrepreneur Fellowship. More …

  • Art of learning

    Workouts for the Brain

    While learning new things seems to come naturally to children and young people, the older we get the more difficult we find it to acquire new skills. But it’s like sailing – you can make progress even with a headwind, you just have to know how. More …

  • Excellence Scholarships

    Studying with Success

    What does it take to become a successful student? We asked four Excellence Scholarship winners. Here, they give us a glimpse into their daily study routines and show that there are many paths to university success. More …

  • Medicine

    Immunotherapy Reduces Lung and Liver Fibrosis in Mice

    Chronic diseases often lead to fibrosis, a condition in which organ tissue suffers from excessive scarring. UZH researchers have now developed an immunotherapy that specifically targets the cause – activated fibroblasts – while leaving normal connective tissue cells unharmed. More …

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