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  • Research on Aging

    Living Healthily for Longer

    2021-2030 has been declared the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing by the World Health Organization. Research into healthy longevity and the development of innovative approaches to aging have been a strategic priority at UZH for several years now. The creation of the new Healthy Longevity Center provides an added boost and a firm footing for research in this increasingly important area. More …

  • Sustainable Food

    More Broccoli, Less Steak

    If we want to avoid destroying our planet, we need to transform our eating habits – and this starts in our kitchens. We have to find a balance of healthy and sustainable food, with less meat and more veg. More …

  • World Biodiversity Forum

    Reversing the Trend

    At the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos this week, the focus is on how to slow down species loss and protect ecosystems. The UZH-organized conference aims to inspire action by bringing together researchers and practitioners. More …

  • SNF Grants

    Sebastian Jessberger and Nicola Serra Awarded SNSF Advanced Grants

    The Swiss National Science Foundation is supporting two University of Zurich projects with CHF 2.5 million each. Sebastian Jessberger is investigating the aging process in the brain, while Nicola Serra is on the trail of a sensational development in particle physics. More …

  • Astrophysics

    More Liquid Water on Exoplanets?

    Liquid water is an important prerequisite for life to develop on a planet. As researchers from the University of Zurich, the University of Bern and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS report in a new study, liquid water could also exist for billions of years on planets that are very different from Earth. More …

  • Sustainability

    Dealing with Data and Water

    Sustainability has many aspects to it. Working at UZH also has an impact on the environment. We have compiled a few tips on how you can go about saving your data and using drinking water in a more sustainable way. More …

  • Green Genetic Engineering

    In the Beginning Was the Popcorn

    Genetically modified crops could contribute to making agriculture more sustainable and productive, says Ueli Grossniklaus. This new green genetic engineering has so far met with skepticism – but the challenges of climate change and the global grain crisis may change people’s views. More …

  • START! Study

    Golden Opportunity

    The START! Study – University Integration Program at UZH provides refugees with new perspectives in their academic and professional lives. The program’s first 40 participants recently completed the course. More …

  • UZH Magazin

    Eating Plants

    Researchers at UZH are exploring sustainable agriculture and the future of food, from transforming our eating habits and growing our own greens to breeding crops with new techniques, distributing seeds more fairly and farming with biodiversity in mind. The latest UZH Magazin explores how we can eat and produce food in a way that benefits both our own health and the health of our planet. More …

  • Celebrations at the Brain Research Institute

    This week marks 60 years since the founding of the UZH Brain Research Institute. The institute has contributed to great leaps in our understanding of neuroscience, but the brain still holds many secrets. More …

  • Biodiversity

    Diverse Forests Outyield Monocultures

    Multispecies tree plantations are more productive than monocultures, according to a new study carried out in China. UZH environmental scientist Bernhard Schmid was involved in the research. More …

  • Crypto Art

    Digital Ferraris

    Crypto art fever is lighting up tech communities and the traditional art world alike, fueling intense speculation. An interdisciplinary conference organized by UZH will examine the phenomenon from artistic, technological and legal perspectives. More …

  • Call for Proposals: Open Research Data

    “Great opportunity for open science”

    As part of the national Open Research Data Action Plan, swissuniversities is providing CHF 32 million for projects in the area of open research data. UZH vice presidents Elisabeth Stark and Christian Schwarzenegger see this as a great opportunity to integrate UZH's Open Science Policy into research practices. More …

  • Pride Month

    Promoting Acceptance for Different Identities

    The University of Zurich provides an open and safe environment for people with different gender and sexual identities, as confirmed by the experiences of four students on the occasion of Pride Month. And yet, there is still room for further improvements. More …

  • Language Center

    More Variety in the Language Classroom

    The Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. In this interview, director Sabina Schaffner takes stock and explains why demand is growing for tailored courses. More …

  • Research Funding

    Boost for One Health and Quantitative Legal Research

    With its new funding instrument, TRANSFORM, UZH is laying the groundwork for innovation across the whole university. The Institute of One Health Research and the Center for Legal Data Science are set to receive seed funding of around CHF 2.7 million in total over the next four years. More …

  • What Connects Us

    Nothing Without Each Other

    Humans and apes are social creatures. We need each other. We depend on each other. It's what binds us together. But that doesn't mean we always get along. More …

  • Reproductive Medicine

    Surrogacy in Ukraine

    Advances in medical technology are expanding the possibilities for humans to have a child. Recently, two visiting scientists from Ukraine have been contributing their expertise to the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded. More …

  • Digital Society Initiative (DSI)

    From "Good" to "Ethical" Drones

    What is needed to turn "good" drones used for humanitarian purposes into "ethical" drones? And how can ethical values be integrated in the use and development of new technologies? Dr. Ning Wang reports on the role of the DSI in helping humanitarian organizations integrate ethical values into innovation practices. More …

  • Neuroinformatics

    Component for Brain-Inspired Computing

    A new material enables creating electronic circuits that emulate the human brain. They are supposed to increase the efficiency of machine learning. More …

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