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    Representative Bodies

    Helping shape UZH

    On 24 May, UZH staff get to vote for their representatives on various UZH bodies. Applications can be submitted until 10 May.
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    Sexual Harassment Awareness Day

    “We want to help raise awareness”

    The number of reported cases of sexual harassment has increased over the past few years, according to the statistics by UZH’s committee for the protection against sexual harassment. We met with professor of law Brigitte Tag to discuss why this is the case and what UZH is doing to combat sexual harassment.
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    Updated Leadership and Management Principles

    Achieving Healthy Leadership Together

    UZH has updated its Leadership and Management Principles, providing all employees with a shared frame of reference for developing UZH’s leadership culture.
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    Interim Use

    Irchel Campus to Host High Schools

    This summer, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord will relocate to two renovated buildings on Irchel Campus, creating a coexistence of university and high school that is unique in Switzerland. This move will enable joint projects but also poses certain challenges. Members of the UZH community had the opportunity to learn more and ask questions at a town hall meeting.
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    Panel Discussion «Studying and Working with Disabilities»

    Studying without Barriers

    In a panel discussion at UZH on the topic of studying and working with disabilities, the kinds of everyday difficulties disabled students face were brought out in the open. The Executive Board of the University – represented by Vice President Gabriele Siegert – promised that specific measures would be implemented quickly.
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    International Rankings

    UZH to No Longer Provide Data for THE Ranking

    The University of Zurich has decided to withdraw from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. The ranking is not able to reflect the wide range of activities in teaching and research undertaken by universities.
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    Una.Lecture

    University Autonomy is a Valuable Asset

    At Una Europa’s first public discussion in Switzerland, the leaders of the universities of Zurich, Leiden and Edinburgh were all in agreement: the academic, organizational and financial independence of universities must be fiercely defended against attempts to exert external influence.
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    Sociology

    Young People from Poorer Families Make Fewer Friends

    A new study has found that children growing up in low-income families have fewer opportunities to make friends and to socially integrate at school. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University of Stockholm examined data from over 200 school classes in Sweden and reached this conclusion.
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    UZH Expense Regulations

    Incentives for Sustainable Travel

    New expense regulations enter into force at UZH on 1 January 2024. The fully revised regulations aim to encourage UZH members to choose sustainable travel options for their business trips.
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    Equal Pay Analysis 2023

    Equal Pay for Equal Work

    In 2023, women and men working at UZH continued to earn equal pay for work of equal value.
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    UZH Postdoc Team Award

    A Smartwatch App to Tackle Long Covid

    A treatment for people suffering from Long Covid is yet to materialize. The only approach that has proven to be effective is for patients to manage their symptoms. Researchers at UZH have developed an innovative smartwatch application and app that help patients do this. The researchers have now been awarded this year’s UZH Postdoc Team Award.
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    Building Project

    Winning Project for “PORTAL UZH” Selected

    The planned new building called PORTAL UZH is a key part of the mid- to long-term development of Irchel Campus. The conclusion of the architectural competition marks the first step in making the plans a reality.
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    Sustainability

    UZH As Real-World Laboratory

    UZH tapped into the collective wisdom of its community to find out how to make everyday university operations more sustainable. It is now supporting several projects to improve sustainability. The various projects are aimed at reducing flight-related greenhouse gas emissions, increasing plastic recycling in labs, curbing electricity consumption in radiology, and managing the vegetation on Irchel Campus.
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    Leadership

    What Makes a Good Leader?

    Nicole Ochsenbein, UZH professor and director of the Department of Obstetrics at the University Hospital Zurich, is one of the first persons to complete the leadership program for professors at UZH. She sat down with Klaus Jonas, professor emeritus of social and economic psychology and director of the UZH Leadership and Governance Academy, to talk about good leadership and what can trip leaders up.
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    Tag der Lehre 2023

    “Learning from one another”

    The motto of this year’s Tag der Lehre was “inspire(d) minds”. Opportunities to get inspired by swapping experiences and sharing views with colleagues from the UZH teaching community were plentiful. The focus of the day was on the role of AI and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching at UZH.
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    New Vice President Finances

    "The University Cosmos Fascinates Me"

    Daniel Hug took over as Vice President Finances at UZH in February 2023. UZH News interviewed him to find out about his first impressions and his plans for UZH.
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    Information Security

    A United Front Against Cyberattacks

    Oliver Schmid, Chief Information Security Officer at UZH, explains how each and every one of us can contribute to a culture of digital security.
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    Data Protection and Ethics

    A Solid Basis for Research

    A new self-assessment tool enables researchers at the University of Zurich to systematically check their projects for any data protection or ethical issues. The tool is also intended to increase awareness and improve research security.
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    Scientifica 2023

    Science Draws in the Crowds

    20,000 to 30,000 visitors experienced science up close this weekend at Scientifica, Switzerland’s largest science festival. Some 1,000 researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich were on site to present their work.
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    Scientifica 23: What holds the world together

    On the weekend of 2-3 September, visitors can experience science up close and personal at interactive exhibition stands, shows and workshops and exchange ideas with researchers.