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  • Master Info Event

    “I’m looking for some inspiration”

    Sociology or cultural analysis? Computational or comparative linguistics? At the Master’s information event in mid-November, Bachelor’s students from the third semester or above could find out about selected Master’s degree programs at UZH. In the video, some students tell us which Master they could choose. More …

  • Natural History Collections

    An Archive of Nature

    It’s not just the regular exhibits at the Zoological Museum that are spectacular — it also houses an impressive natural history collection. And while not normally accessible to the public, its doors will be open for a day on 17 November, National Natural History Collections Day, when visitors can enter the storage rooms and explore. More …

  • Strategic Principles of UZH

    “Like a good compass”

    UZH is establishing new strategic principles to set the direction of its future development. A draft version is now being put to university-wide consultation. President Michael Hengartner and Deputy President Gabriele Siegert explain the principles in more detail in this interview. More …

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Inventing the Future

    Financial analysts' expertise and predictions are imaginary constructs, says Stefan Leins. The social anthropologist researched their daily routines and their work. More …

  • Forensic Medicine

    Gantenbein's Shot

    With virtually reconstructed crime scenes, suspects, lawyers and judges are instantly transported to the spot where it all took place – and clues to the crime are revealed. More …

  • Best of Swiss Apps

    Three Awards for UZH Now

    UZH now is the most user-friendly Swiss app of 2018. At the Best of Swiss Apps 2018 awards ceremony, UZH’s official app also won two more prizes in the Innovation and Functionality categories. More …

  • Day of Excellence in Teaching

    57 Semester Awards for Students

    This year’s Tag der Lehre at UZH focused on the topic of digitalization. The celebratory highlight was the presentation of 57 semester awards for students’ outstanding work. More …

  • Epigenetics

    Inherited Trauma

    Traumatic events occurring shortly after birth cause changes to genetic traits that are passed on to offspring over as many as four generations, neuroepigenetics professor Isabelle Mansuy has shown. More …

  • FORUM UZH

    Winning Project Chosen

    The University of Zurich is planning to build a large teaching and learning center opposite its current main building – the FORUM UZH. The architectural competition for the new building was won by a general planning team made up of the renowned architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd. as well as b+p baurealisation ag. The winning project will be presented in January. More …

  • Phonetics

    Drawing the Voice

    By decoding voices, forensic phoneticians provide important clues for the police or secret services. UZH phonetician Volker Dellwo hopes that in the future it will be possible to make identikit images based on voices. More …

  • 67th UNI-POLY Rowing Regatta

    Two Victories for UZH

    At the 67th edition of the UNI-POLY rowing regatta last Saturday, the boats of the University of Zurich men and professors were victorious, while the women and alumni of ETH Zurich won their races. In the race between the 16-scull boats, held for the second time, ETH Zurich came out on top. More …

  • Linguistics

    Death – A Public Affair

    Things that were once strictly in the private sphere are becoming increasingly public thanks to the internet – even the end of life. Linguist Karina Frick researches the niceties of online mourning. More …

  • Zürich meets San Francisco

    Building Bridges with San Francisco

    Last week saw researchers from Switzerland and California gather at the Zürich meets San Francisco festival. On the agenda was the influence of social media on democracy. More …

  • Center for Historical Mediology

    Fake News and Dodgy Relics

    Fake news isn’t a new phenomenon. According to German philologist Christian Kiening, who has established a Center for Historical Mediology at UZH, authenticating information was already a problem back in the Middle Ages. In this interview he takes a historian’s look at today’s media landscape. More …

  • Digital Day

    Hands-On Digital Transformation

    Digitalization is becoming the Fourth Industrial Revolution. On Digital Day, UZH showcased some of the possibilities of digital technologies and specific aspects of digital transformation in Zurich Main Station. More …

  • Climate Action Hub

    Boost to UZH’s Climate Research

    Thanks to its far-reaching and interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area of climate change, UZH has been chosen as a climate action hub. This distinction is awarded by the United Nations Academic Impact on the occasion of United Nations Day. More …

  • Digitalization

    18 New Professorships for Digitalization

    The University of Zurich is investing in digital: With 18 new professorships, it is set to become a global hub for research into the digital revolution. More …

  • Structural Biology

    Cells under the Magnifying Glass

    Two UZH researchers have received an ERC Synergy Grant – an innovative funding scheme of the European Research Council. Biochemists Andreas Plückthun and Ohad Medalia want to use this support to develop a novel high-resolution imaging method for molecules. More …

  • Digital Day

    Breath-Taking Research

    Neuroscientist Olivia Faull researches the links between anxiety and breathing. Her research project is one of the many being presented on the upcoming Digital Day. More …

  • Digital Day

    How Digitalization Changes Medicine

    Apps to help us lead healthier lives, artificial intelligence to enhance monitoring of intensive care patients, and electronic diaries to improve the lives of multiple sclerosis sufferers: On Digital Day, UZH presents ways in which digital technology can change and advance medicine. More …

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