Election of New President

Michael Schaepman Standing for Election

The Board of the University has concluded the appointment process to fill the position of UZH President. The board is proposing Michael Schaepman as nominee to the Senate.

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Michael Schaepman
Michael Schaepman
Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research, is standing for election as President of UZH. (Image: Frank Brüderli)


Message from the Board of the University:

In its meeting on 2 March 2020, the Board of the University concluded the appointment process to fill the position of UZH President (successor of Prof. M. Hengartner) and agreed on a single candidacy.


The board is proposing the following candidate for the remaining term of office 2018-2022 to the Senate:

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, full professor of remote sensing and UZH Vice President Research

Prof. Schaepman will be invited to attend hearings with the faculties and representative bodies of UZH in the next few weeks. The Senate will make a decision about the Board of the University’s election proposal on 11 May 2020.

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Alexandre Hedjazi commented on Acknowledgment and best wishes Dear Prof. Schaepman, We are delighted to learn about your candidacy for the position of UZH President. It has been a great pleasure and fulfilling experience working with you on the Davos joint UZH -UNIGE Swiss Data Cube project. Looking forward to reiterate this collaboration and contribute to the building of this collective expertise hopefully, with your supervision as the new President. Warm wishes, Alexandre

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