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    Una.Lecture

    University Autonomy is a Valuable Asset

    At Una Europa’s first public discussion in Switzerland, the leaders of the universities of Zurich, Leiden and Edinburgh were all in agreement: the academic, organizational and financial independence of universities must be fiercely defended against attempts to exert external influence.
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    Zurich’s Senior Citizens University UZH3

    Seeing the World Anew

    Zurich’s Senior Citizens University UZH3 exercises the brain cells of adults over sixty. Combined with sport and social activities, lifelong learning is a health asset in people’s later years. Research carried out by UZH psychologist Burcu Demiray also backs this up.
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    Interview — 100 years of ZS

    “There’s always a bit of madness involved”

    The Zürcher Studierendenzeitung, the UZH student newspaper, celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2023. A book has been published to mark the occasion. We sat down with two of the book’s editors, Johannes Luther and Michael Kuratli, to find out what goes into making the ZS and to look back at the paper’s storied history.
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    Building Project

    Winning Project for “PORTAL UZH” Selected

    The planned new building called PORTAL UZH is a key part of the mid- to long-term development of Irchel Campus. The conclusion of the architectural competition marks the first step in making the plans a reality.
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    Sustainability

    UZH As Real-World Laboratory

    UZH tapped into the collective wisdom of its community to find out how to make everyday university operations more sustainable. It is now supporting several projects to improve sustainability. The various projects are aimed at reducing flight-related greenhouse gas emissions, increasing plastic recycling in labs, curbing electricity consumption in radiology, and managing the vegetation on Irchel Campus.
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    Leadership

    What Makes a Good Leader?

    Nicole Ochsenbein, UZH professor and director of the Department of Obstetrics at the University Hospital Zurich, is one of the first persons to complete the leadership program for professors at UZH. She sat down with Klaus Jonas, professor emeritus of social and economic psychology and director of the UZH Leadership and Governance Academy, to talk about good leadership and what can trip leaders up.
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    Tag der Lehre 2023

    “Learning from one another”

    The motto of this year’s Tag der Lehre was “inspire(d) minds”. Opportunities to get inspired by swapping experiences and sharing views with colleagues from the UZH teaching community were plentiful. The focus of the day was on the role of AI and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching at UZH.
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    Internationale Studierende

    Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

    A new semester has started, which means that many students and PhD candidates from abroad are currently arriving in Switzerland. The German courses at the Language Center offer them a gateway to Swiss culture.
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    Academic Year 2023

    More Master’s Students at UZH

    A total of around 27,700 people will return to or begin studying at the University of Zurich next week. Of those, 3,500 are just starting out on their university careers at the Bachelor’s level.
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    Excellence Scholarships

    Unlocking Potential

    How can you make sure you succeed at university? As we head into the new semester, we asked two talented Excellence Scholarship winners about how to excel in your studies. Selina Scherrer and Fabian Nägele talk about finding their own paths to success and what drives them.
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    Scientifica 2023

    Science Draws in the Crowds

    20,000 to 30,000 visitors experienced science up close this weekend at Scientifica, Switzerland’s largest science festival. Some 1,000 researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich were on site to present their work.
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    Exhibition

    Seafaring Nomads of Patagonia Turn the Page

    For over 6,000 years, the indigenous Kawésqar people have lived in Patagonia in the south of Chile without destroying its ecosystem. An exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of UZH now showcases the lives of Kawésqar people and the troubling history of ethnographic shows.
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    Scientifica 23: What holds the world together

    On the weekend of 2-3 September, visitors can experience science up close and personal at interactive exhibition stands, shows and workshops and exchange ideas with researchers.
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    HREvolution Project

    Streamlined HR Processes and New Digital Services

    A strategic project at UZH aims to boost HR management and services at the university. One of its key goals is to gradually step up digitalization, including a new self-service portal for employees through which payslips will be available electronically.
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    UZH Digital Strategy

    “Strengthen What Connects Us”

    The first version of UZH’s Digital Strategy has been rolled out. Many employees and students played a key role in its creation. In this interview, UZH President Michael Schaepman and Harald Gall explain why the university needs this strategy and what its main goals are.
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    Future of Work

    Mobile Working – A Balancing Act

    UZH recently concluded a pilot study to find out how the modern world of work can best satisfy the needs of employers and employees. Managing potentially contradictory wishes is key to success, found the study.
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    Special exhibition Bits, Bytes & Biodiversity

    Using AI Against Biodiversity Loss

    The UZH special exhibition Bits, Bytes & Biodiversity in the Swiss National Park highlights promising digital methods in ecology – but also points out that conservation projects only work if they are supported by everyone.
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    2021/22 Sustainability Report

    On the Path to Climate Neutrality

    Over the past two years, UZH has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, the university has taken a number of effective measures to promote sustainable development, as shown in its latest Sustainability Report.
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    International Collaboration

    UZH and KU Leuven Announce Strategic Partnership

    UZH and KU Leuven have expanded their existing partnership. The two universities signed a strategic partnership agreement to further deepen their collaboration on all levels.
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    190 Years of the University of Zurich: Honorary Doctorates for Six Women and One Man

    No fewer than six women will receive honorary doctorates at the Dies academicus of the University of Zurich on Saturday. They are anthropologist Birgit Meyer, courtroom sketch artist Linda Graedel, computer scientist Tova Milo, medical ethicist Christine Mitchell, veterinarian Monique Eloit and activist Maude Barlow, with the seventh honor going to the (male) opera singer Christian Gerhaher.