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  • Structural Biology

    Cells under the Magnifying Glass

    Two UZH researchers have received an ERC Synergy Grant – an innovative funding scheme of the European Research Council. Biochemists Andreas Plückthun and Ohad Medalia want to use this support to develop a novel high-resolution imaging method for molecules. More …

  • Digital Day

    Breath-Taking Research

    Neuroscientist Olivia Faull researches the links between anxiety and breathing. Her research project is one of the many being presented on the upcoming Digital Day. More …

  • Digital Day

    How Digitalization Changes Medicine

    Apps to help us lead healthier lives, artificial intelligence to enhance monitoring of intensive care patients, and electronic diaries to improve the lives of multiple sclerosis sufferers: On Digital Day, UZH presents ways in which digital technology can change and advance medicine. More …

  • OECD

    Human Rights for the Global Economy

    Creating good living conditions for all – that is law professor Christine Kaufmann’s goal as new chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, as she explains in this interview. More …

  • 100 Ways of Thinking

    Food for Thought

    For Elisabeth Bronfen, any day without cooking is a sad day. As part of the 100 Ways of Thinking exhibition, the professor of English literature cooked a mouthwatering meal for the visitors in the Kunsthalle – and showed that cooking and thinking go hand in hand. More …

  • Crowdfunding

    Big Help for Small Projects

    A workshop at the Crowdfunding Science Festival 2018 showed researchers how to get funding for their projects and at the same time build up a community of supporters. More …

  • 21st Churchill Lecture

    “It’s high time to rescue Europe”

    On Tuesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke about Poland and European integration at the Churchill Symposium. Duda showed himself to be a firm believer in a unified Europe. More …

  • Plagiarism Detection

    Exposing Text Thieves

    A new plagiarism detection software program allows members of the UZH teaching staff to check papers for unmarked sources and plagiarized sections. More …

  • Campus

    Budding Careers

    UZH isn’t only a place of research, but also has an important role when it comes to teaching. And this doesn’t only apply to students: Around 80 young people are receiving vocational training at UZH. We met two of them, Alessandro Savoca and Joana Hauser. More …

  • 50 Years of Banking and Finance

    Artificial Intelligence and Cryptobanks

    UZH’s Department of Banking and Finance was founded as the “Institut für Schweizerisches Bankwesen” in the winter semester of 1968/69. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary celebrations, we look back on half a century’s worth of successful research and teaching. More …

  • Behavioral science

    Animals and us

    Language, intelligence, cooperation – the things that supposedly set humans apart are increasingly being discovered in the animal kingdom. Animals hold a mirror up to our own nature and help us understand what makes us human. More …

  • UZH Alumni: Women’s Chapter Founding Party

    The Difference between Men and Women

    UZH alumnae celebrated the founding of the UZH Alumni women’s chapter. As the evening showed, there is still a long way to go until women are fully equal. More …

  • Center for Reproducible Science

    Improving Research

    Many studies of empirical research do not stand up to scrutiny upon review. The new Center for Reproducible Science at UZH aims to improve the quality of research in this area and set the tone for research in Switzerland. More …

  • Trans Identity

    Woman, Man, Trans

    Often discriminated against, pathologized or simply ignored: People identifying as transgender don’t have an easy ride, even in these supposedly liberal times. At an event at UZH, experts and those affected discussed what can be done to provide fair studying and working conditions at the University. More …

  • End of Life

    Death with Dignity: Maria’s Story

    People who suffer from dementia are unable to express themselves. They rely on outside help, particularly at the end of their lives. The research team behind the Zurich Life and Death with Advanced Dementia Study has published a guide for relatives of dementia patients. More …

  • Right Livelihood Award

    The Forest Maker

    The winners of this year’s Right Livelihood Award were announced this week. Among them is Australian agronomist Tony Rinaudo, who will be giving a lecture at the University of Zurich on 28 November 2018. More …

  • 20 Years of the Center for Gerontology

    Aging Well

    Twenty years ago, the Center for Gerontology of the University of Zurich marked the start of interdisciplinary research on aging. In our interview, the center’s director Hans Rudolf Schelling discusses how gerontology research has developed since then. More …

  • New UZH Magazine

    Animals and Us

    Language, intelligence, cooperation – the things that supposedly set humans apart are increasingly being discovered in the animal kingdom. Animals hold a mirror up to our own nature and help us understand what makes us human, as the new UZH Magazin shows. More …

  • Alumni and Family

    Oohs, Aahs and Sparkling Eyes

    The UZH Alumni & Family Day 2018 at Irchel Campus gave alumni and their children the opportunity to get a taste of modern student life and do hands-on scientific experiments. Our author Caitlin Stephens spent a memorable morning at the event with her daughter Evie and her friend Alice. More …

  • UZH Digital Forum

    The Future of Work

    Are digitalization and automation making jobs disappear? Not according to American organizational theorist Thomas Malone, who gave a guest lecture at the UZH Digital Forum last week. More …

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