2019 Annual Report

Looking Back on a Successful Year

The University of Zurich’s annual report for 2019 has just been published – featuring research and teaching highlights as well as the latest facts and figures. The picture gallery accompanying this year’s report focuses on continuing education.

Marita Fuchs

Carla Rohrer Bley, Veterinarian
The 2019 annual report focuses on continuing education at UZH. Veterinarian Carla Rohrer Bley has an MAS in Applied Ethics as well as a CAS in Leadership & Governance in Higher Education. (Image: Beat Schweizer)

In times of coronavirus, leafing through the 2019 annual report might trigger a wave of nostalgia. 2019 was a completely normal year. For UZH, it was also a very successful year that brought many positive developments.

One of the highlights of 2019 was UZH becoming co-leading house of the new National Center of Competence in Research “Evolving Language”. Scientists were able to gain groundbreaking insights in cancer research. To boost research into the ancient world, around 50 UZH researchers founded the Center for the Study of the Ancient World. Technology transfer organization Unitectra celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, with some 18,000 research agreements under its belt. And in teaching, the highly competitive Teaching Fund continued its success story, supporting innovative teaching formats and committed teaching staff.
2019 Annual Report: Highlights

The annual report also provides an overview of the latest facts and figures for UZH.
2019 Annual Report: Facts & Figures

What’s more, in 2019 UZH strengthened its management and leadership structures, for example by introducing new Strategic Principles. For the first time, an employee survey was carried out. The results of the survey show that UZH offers a good working environment. And another interesting fact: In the cafeterias of UZH, vegetarian and vegan dishes are becoming more and more popular, while meat consumption has decreased.
2019 Annual Report: Campus

The portraits in this year’s annual report demonstrate the value of pursuing a continuing education course at UZH, improving career prospects or even making a complete change of direction possible.
2019 Annual Report: Portraits

Marita Fuchs, Editor UZH News

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