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  • Eastern European Studies

    “Russia has not yet found its place in the world”

    A dangerous dynamic is developing in Russia’s foreign policy, says UZH Professor Jeronim Perović in an interview. He is director of the Center for Eastern European Studies at UZH, which opens next week with a discussion event on the subject of “Russia and the West”. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    Discussing Educational Opportunities and Fair Taxation

    At the latest Talk im Turm event, educational scientist Katharina Maag Merki and economist Florian Scheuer discussed equal opportunities in education and a tax system that provides performance incentives rather than merely redistributing wealth. More …

  • Privacy

    Privacy on the Web

    Modern technologies are dangerous. Does this mean that individuals should be as seamlessly protected as possible? UZH professor of law Florent Thouvenin believes that this, the current approach to data protection, is misguided. More …

  • Board of the University

    Election of the Executive Board of the University

    The Board of the University has elected Beatrice Beck Schimmer as Director of Medicine. Michael Hengartner, Gabriele Siegert, Michael Schaepman, and Christian Schwarzenegger have been re-elected for a further term of office. More …

  • Economy

    Rip-Off Merchants, Profiteers, and Superstars

    High incomes are not always unfair, and too-high taxes can be bad for the economy, shows economist Florian Scheuer’s research into taxation of the super-rich. More …

  • My Alma Mater

    On Art (Dis)course

    Celebrated alumni look back at their time at the University of Zurich. This time, Fanni Fetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum Luzern. More …

  • Day of Clinical Research

    Scientists Honored

    Nephrologist Johan Lorenzen and gastroenterologist Michael Scharl have received the renowned Georg Friedrich Götz Award. This prize is awarded annually at UZH for outstanding contributions in the field of medical research. The award was presented at the Day of Clinical Research at the UniversityHospital Zurich, alongside the presentation of the 2018 Hartmann Müller Memorial Prize. More …

  • University Conference

    Universities Shaping Europe

    This week, UZH has been hosting university leaders from around Europe. The annual conference of the European University Association, held from 4 to 6 April, was devoted to the question of how universities can shape the Europe of today and of tomorrow. More …

  • B2Run Corporate Fun Run

    Move and Mingle

    This year’s Swiss corporate running event takes place on 24 May 2018. All employees of the University of Zurich are invited to take part – jogging or walking. More …

  • University Spine Center Zurich

    Treating Back Problems

    Balgrist University Hospital yesterday opened the new University Spine Center Zurich. It brings together expertise in eight different disciplines to offer patients the full range of spinal care services under one roof. More …

  • Preventive Medicine

    Fighting the Kilos

    A growing number of people are overweight. Studies show that the worst affected are those in more disadvantaged sections of society. Food manufacturers could have a key role to play in the fight against obesity. More …

  • Medicine

    New Heart, New Life

    What does it mean to have another person’s heart in your body? As part of the lecture series of the Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, heart surgeon Michele Genoni reported on his experiences with heart patients and on alternatives to donor hearts. More …

  • Cultural Studies

    Wolf Territories

    Wolves are here and making political waves: their presence is fueling wild debate about different moral values, and even causing cantonal boundaries to be redrawn. These are the findings of researchers at the UZH Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. More …

  • Campus

    UZH Considers Dentistry Move

    The University Children’s Hospital Zurich is set to move to a new location in the Lengg neighborhood of Zurich, freeing up its former site in Zurich-Hottingen for a new occupant. The Government Council of the Canton of Zurich recommends making the current location of UZH’s Center of Dental Medicine available as a new outpatient clinic of the UniversityHospital Zurich. In turn, the Center of Dental Medicine is to move to the current site being freed up by the Kispi’s relocation. More …

  • Cell Biology

    Burned-Out Cancer Cells

    Cancer cells are very resourceful when it comes to evading the body’s repair mechanisms. Cell biologist Matthias Altmeyer researches these strategies, paving the way for novel therapies. More …

  • Pediatrics

    Protector of Preemies

    Children born prematurely, with heart defects, or who have developmental disorders have a difficult start in life. Physician and researcher Bea Latal has dedicated her career to supporting them. More …

  • Childcare

    Playing without Distractions

    The Foundation for Childcare in the Zurich University Area (kihz) supports members of UZH and ETH Zurich when it comes to childcare. One of the offers is "kihz Flex", which now also provides flexible temporary childcare services on Plattenstrasse near UZH City Campus. More …

  • Gender Equality

    Of Concern to All of Us

    From informal groups to a modern diversity policy: At the reception for female professors, which took place for the 10th time this year, attendees recalled the grassroots beginnings of the gender equality movement at UZH, and discussed future steps. More …

  • Executive Board of the University

    Strengthening the Ability to Act

    The Executive Board of the University is renewing its structures and processes to remain viable for the future. The Offices of the Vice Presidents will be renamed in August 2018, while other elements of the reform will gradually enter into force by 2020. More …

  • Ethics

    Rewarding Reflection

    Medics in their first semester at UZH are confronted early on with thorny ethical questions. Now, a new prize is being awarded for the best essays on the subject. Selina Steiger was crowned winner of the very first Premio Pusterla Junior by public vote at an event this week. More …

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