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  • 191. Dies academicus

    Bridge Building, Good Governance and Grumpy Professors

    UZH celebrated the 191st anniversary of its founding last Saturday. Daniel Jositsch, a member of the Council of States, held an opening address that humorously touched on the role of politics and science.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.