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  • 50 years of psychological counseling center

    “Seeking help with mental health problems is a strength”

    For the past 50 years, UZH and ETH’s Psychological Counseling Services have been supporting students experiencing mental health problems. In this interview, Cornelia Beck, Head of Psychological Counseling Services, explains whether students’ concerns have changed in that time, why more ETH than UZH students seek her help during their Master’s degrees, and what the universities would do well to rethink. More …

  • Dental Medicine

    Genetic Defects Lead to Enamel Malformations

    Mutations in a certain molecule result in severe damage in the structure and mineral composition of tooth enamel in mice, according to a study conducted at the UZH Center of Dental Medicine. The researchers combined genetic, molecular and imaging techniques. More …

  • Stem Cell Research

    Star Researcher Urges Caution

    Turning a body cell back into a stem cell with just four genes? It sounds unbelievable, but Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka already achieved it 15 years ago. The Nobel Prize winner gave a talk at the University of Zurich on the current state of research and possible applications of his discovery. More …

  • 10 years of the UZH Foundation

    Fueling New Ideas

    For 10 years, the UZH Foundation has been successfully raising funds for research, teaching and innovation – including for the Digital Entrepreneur Fellowship. More …

  • Art of learning

    Workouts for the Brain

    While learning new things seems to come naturally to children and young people, the older we get the more difficult we find it to acquire new skills. But it’s like sailing – you can make progress even with a headwind, you just have to know how. More …

  • Excellence Scholarships

    Studying with Success

    What does it take to become a successful student? We asked four Excellence Scholarship winners. Here, they give us a glimpse into their daily study routines and show that there are many paths to university success. More …

  • Medicine

    Immunotherapy Reduces Lung and Liver Fibrosis in Mice

    Chronic diseases often lead to fibrosis, a condition in which organ tissue suffers from excessive scarring. UZH researchers have now developed an immunotherapy that specifically targets the cause – activated fibroblasts – while leaving normal connective tissue cells unharmed. More …

  • Useful Tips

    How To ...

    UZH members face various challenges every day, some big, some small. To kick off the new semester, we asked our in-house experts to provide tips on saving energy, using multifactor authentication and ensuring fire safety. Their advice may help you manage the “little” things in your everyday life at university. More …

  • 2022 Fall Semester

    UZH Student Numbers Remain High

    Most teaching in the 2022 Fall Semester at the University of Zurich will take place on site. According to provisional figures, some 27,800 students are enrolled at UZH, which is slightly below last year’s numbers. More …

  • New UZH Magazin

    The Art of Learning

    Learning is itself a skill that must be learned. The best ways to do this and the requirements for success are current topics of research at UZH. The new UZH Magazin examines how our ability to learn changes over the course of our lives, how good teaching works, and what goes on in our brains when we learn. The current issue is published jointly by the University of Zurich and UZH Alumni. More …

  • Swiss Science Prize Latsis

    “Improved access to medicine and innovative technologies”

    Lawyer and medic Kerstin Noëlle Vokinger has been awarded the Swiss Science Prize Latsis, worth CHF 100,000. The award is made annually to a junior researcher under the age of 40. The professor of public law and digitalization at the University of Zurich is a woman of many talents. She studied law and medicine in parallel and earned doctorates in both disciplines. More …

  • Strategic Partnerships

    Healthy Longevity Around the World

    The aging population is a global challenge that requires local solutions – to help people lead healthier lives for longer. In the Healthy Longevity Innovation Cluster, researchers from UZH and the University of Queensland are developing innovative approaches to provide targeted support to older people. More …

  • Global Network

    UZH Joins Age-Friendly University Network

    The University of Zurich has been officially recognized as an Age-Friendly University, joining a global network of universities committed to addressing the needs of older people. UZH is the first university in the German-speaking world to achieve this designation. More …

  • Climate change

    Longer, Hotter and More Frequent Heat Waves in Swiss Cities

    Hot days followed by sweltering nights without any temperature relief in between might become a new norm towards the end of the 21st century. Researchers from the University of Zurich have analyzed the frequency, intensity and length of such extreme events for five Swiss cities. Lugano and Geneva would be most affected. More …

  • Medicine

    High Cholesterol, Overweight and Reduced Physical Stamina Are Long Covid Sequelae in Young Adults

    Healthy young people with just a mild Covid infection can sometimes suffer temporary post-infection consequences such as tiredness, loss of smell and taste or reduced fertility. They usually recover well. In the longer term, metabolic disorders and cardiovascular complications are possible. More …

  • UZH Diploma

    Doctor Einstein

    One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Zurich played an important role in the renowned scientist’s career – he was a student here, and in 1905 submitted his dissertation to the University of Zurich. Einstein’s doctoral certificate has now returned to the university and is on permanent display. The new display case containing the diploma was unveiled yesterday. More …

  • Exhibition

    Albert Einstein’s Doctoral Certificate Returns to UZH

    The doctoral certificate of Nobel laureate Albert Einstein has returned to the University of Zurich thanks to a donation and is now on display in the entrance hall of UZH’s main building. The famous physicist obtained his doctorate from the University of Zurich in 1906. More …

  • Medical genetics

    Genetic Testing Before Pregnancy Detects up to Half of the Risk

    Are would-be parents carrying a genetic risk of serious illnesses that they could potentially pass on to their children? Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown that a maximal variant of this test detects the risk in 44 percent of couples who are related by blood, and in just 5 percent of other couples. More …

  • Medicine

    Artificial Intelligence Improves Treatment in Women with Heart Attacks

    Heart attacks in women are more likely to be fatal than in men. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed a novel artificial-intelligence-based risk score that improves personalized care for female patients with heart attacks. More …

  • Portrait

    Catching Butterflies

    Church membership is declining, but there is a proliferation of religious themes and practices in the online space. Theologian Thomas Schlag heads up the new University Research Priority Program Digital Religion(s), which examines faith in the digital realm.. More …

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