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  • Alumni and Family

    Oohs, Aahs and Sparkling Eyes

    The UZH Alumni & Family Day 2018 at Irchel Campus gave alumni and their children the opportunity to get a taste of modern student life and do hands-on scientific experiments. Our author Caitlin Stephens visited the event with her daughter Evie (11) and her friend Alice (9) and had a memorable morning. More …

  • UZH Digital Forum

    The Future of Work

    Are digitalization and automation making jobs disappear? Not according to American organizational theorist Thomas Malone, who gave a guest lecture at the UZH Digital Forum last week. More …

  • Kiosks Reopen

    Time for a Coffee

    Just in time for the start of the new semester, the kiosks in the University’s main building and on Irchel Campus have reopened, selling freshly brewed coffee and the little treats that every student needs occasionally. More …

  • Biodiversity

    Biodiversity from Above

    Remote sensing expert Michael Schaepman wants to use a new aerial sensing method to investigate the complex interplay between ecosystems, species and genes. It could help measure global biodiversity. His research project is supported by the NOMIS Foundation. More …

  • Partner Day

    Cultivating Relationships

    On Partner Day, on which UZH’s international partner universities come together, delegates from universities all over the world visited the main building of UZH. Hear from the participants in our video. More …

  • swissuniversities

    Tackling Global Challenges Together

    Two UZH researchers have been awarded grants under swissuniversities’ Development and Coordination Network program (SUDAC). These promote collaboration between Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South who are committed to researching and overcoming global challenges. The International Relations Office at UZH shares this goal, which is why it is staging a workshop on the topic. More …

  • Neuroscience

    Pioneer of Multiple Sclerosis Research Honored

    This year’s award of the Betty and David Koetser Foundation for Brain Research was presented to Professor Alastair Compston from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded for his research into the causes of multiple sclerosis and the discovery of new therapies. More …

  • New Journal

    Doors to Knowledge

    In the September issue of the UZH Journal, we find out what motivates students to become tutors during their studies. Meanwhile, this issue’s debate section is dedicated to the much-discussed library project, “UZH Library of the Future”. And, the Journal will also be available online in English for the first time. More …

  • 100 Ways of Thinking

    Open Your Eyes!

    In the Kunsthalle Zürich, the 100 Ways of Thinking festival is for once focusing on the sensory and aesthetic side of UZH’s research. The following picture gallery presents some of the highlights of the science festival so far. More …

  • Precision Medicine

    Seeing Through Cancer

    Anita Rauch can make precise diagnoses of diseases through genetic analyses and find pointers for the right therapy, for example for breast cancer patients. More …

  • Competence Center UZH and ETH

    “Citizen science means excellent research”

    After an intensive set-up phase, the Citizen Science Center of UZH and ETH is now ready to hit the ground running. With the new Participatory Science Academy, it aims to bring citizen science to a new level. In this interview, co-director Mike Martin, professor of gerontopsychology at UZH, co-founder Effy Vayena, professor of bioethics at ETH, and managing director Rosy Mondardini explain the concept and future plans for the center. More …

  • International Relations

    Increased Exchange Opportunities

    Ties between the University of Zurich and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have become stronger with the signing of a university-wide agreement. The agreement in particular supports student exchanges between the two universities. More …

  • 100 Ways of Thinking

    Collective Painting

    The 100 Ways of Thinking science festival, which will be on for the next 10 weeks, has finally kicked off. UZH has taken up space in the Kunsthalle Zürich to showcase the links between art and science. Last Tuesday saw a very special event take place: Famous Polish artist Artur Żmijewski invited people to join him in producing a collective painting – as seen in the video. More …

  • Health

    “Arboviral diseases are spreading”

    Eva Veronesi researches arboviruses at the Institute of Parasitology. These viruses are mainly transmitted by mosquitoes and cause diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika. Arboviral diseases are on the rise and should be given more attention, says Veronesi. More …

  • Cancer Research

    "Skin cancer is a ticking time bomb"

    Burkhard Becher uses cutting-edge procedures to determine highly complex blood profiles. They provide the immunologist with information about how successful various cancer therapies are likely to be. More …

  • International Cooperation

    Building Bridges with India

    Shraddha Karve is a postdoc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. She researches the stress resistance of bacteria and the evolution of proteins. She is currently organizing a conference to strengthen cooperation between researchers from India and UZH. We met with her to find out more. More … 3 Comments

  • Core Day

    In the Service of Research

    On Core Day, UZH’s technology platforms showcase their work on Irchel Campus. They make it possible to share the infrastructure needed for research and include small highly specialized facilities as well as large centers such as the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis. More …

  • Space Research

    NASA Lands at UZH

    UZH had the honor of welcoming Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. He was able to gain an impression of current aviation and spaceflight projects that are being carried out at the UZH Space Hub, which already is collaborating with NASA and further partners. More …

  • Cyborgization

    "Siri never says no"

    Does the future belong to cyborgs and intelligent machines? Literature scholar Philipp Theisohn and ethicist Johann Roduit discuss the future of humans and society. More …

  • Ethics

    Rethinking Our Relationship with Nature

    Should we protect nature because it provides us with resources, or do so simply for its own sake? Philosopher and biologist Anna Deplazes Zemp wants to look at this question from a new point of view using an argumentation of environmental ethics. Her research project is made possible thanks to the generous funding of the NOMIS Foundation. More …

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