With 150 institutes and 30,000 students from all across the world and home to 12 Nobel Laureates, the university ranks among the top 10 of Reuters “Most Innovative Universities.”
The eligibility criteria for USRA membership includes demonstrated significant contributions in space or aerospace research fields by faculty, and a substantial commitment to a course of studies and dissertation research leading to the doctorate in one or more related fields. Members participate in the governance of USRA through the election of members to the USRA Board of Trustees and establishment of the Association’s bylaws.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Isaacson, USRA's President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to welcome University of Zurich as a USRA member. The University’s outstanding work - especially in its space-related disciplines - adds to the collective strength of our Association. We look forward to University of Zurich’s active engagement with, and contributions to, USRA’s Council of Institutions."
The University of Zurich boasts associations with Nobel Laureates including Albert Einstein and William Conrad Röntgen. It is well known for its Space Hub that includes:
Research topics at the Space Hub include Earth Observation, Astrophysics, Space Life Sciences, Autonomous Navigation of Drones, Human Space Flight, Space Economy, Space Law, Space Finance and Insurance, and Ethics, Philosophy and Theology. (www.spacehub.uzh.ch)
UZH Space Hub members have broad and deep experience in working with national and international academic and industrial partners and in private-public partnerships.