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  • Digital Society Initiative (DSI)

    From "Good" to "Ethical" Drones

    What is needed to turn "good" drones used for humanitarian purposes into "ethical" drones? And how can ethical values be integrated in the use and development of new technologies? Dr. Ning Wang reports on the role of the DSI in helping humanitarian organizations integrate ethical values into innovation practices. More …

  • Neuroinformatics

    Component for Brain-Inspired Computing

    A new material enables creating electronic circuits that emulate the human brain. They are supposed to increase the efficiency of machine learning. More …

  • Philosophy

    Talking About Pain

    Words used to describe pain often do not have the same meaning for patients as for medical professionals. That can lead to misdiagnoses, says philosopher Kevin Reuter. He conducts research into our understanding of pain. More …

  • UZH Space Hub

    Robot Dog on Its Way to the Moon

    The robotic explorer GLIMPSE, created at UZH and ETH Zurich, has made it into the final round of a competition for prospecting resources in space. The long-term goal is for the robot to explore the south polar region of the moon. More …

  • Global Affairs

    UZH Joins European University Alliance Una Europa

    On today’s Europe Day, the University of Zurich becomes a new member of Una Europa. The unique network of leading European universities aims to contribute to a European scientific area through its intensive cooperation. More …

  • New Working Model

    Balancing On-Site and Mobile Working

    UZH has introduced guidelines on mobile working. What is the reasoning behind this step? We interviewed vice presidents Christian Schwarzenegger and Stefan Schnyder and professor of HR management Jochen Menges to find out. More …

  • Honorary Doctorate for Hanna Machińska

    A Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

    Last Saturday, UZH awarded honorary doctorates to seven outstanding scholars, including Hanna Machińska, Poland’s deputy commissioner for human rights. The lawyer and social activist is currently campaigning to protect the rights of Ukrainian refugees in Poland. More …

  • UZH Teaching Award

    “Learning from one another”

    At the Dies academicus last Saturday, Classics scholar Christoph Riedweg was presented with the UZH teaching award. The award winner explains in this interview how he fires up students’ enthusiasm for his subject, and what he finds so interesting about Greek philology. More …

  • Libraries

    Books in Clouds

    Libraries have gone through many changes throughout history, adapting to new social orders, political systems and technological advances. Today, university libraries, including the one at UZH, have become the gatekeepers of data and information from across the globe. More …

  • FAN Award

    Antibiotic Resistance, Occupational Pensions and Secularism in Bangladesh

    Kira Schmitt, Michael E. Meier and Mascha Schulz have won this year's FAN Awards for their outstanding research work. The three junior researchers explored antibiotic resistance in small animal clinics, occupational pensions, and secularism and religion in Bangladesh. More …

  • Deep Learning

    Automated Analysis of Animal Behavior

    Researchers have developed a new method that uses artificial intelligence to analyze animal behavior. This opens the door to longer-​term in-​depth studies in the field of behavioral science – while also helping to improve animal welfare. The method is already being tested at Zurich Zoo. More …

  • Statistics on Professorial Appointments 2021

    Women in the Majority for the First Time

    The total number of professorial appointments has remained constant, but for the first time ever, more women than men were appointed as professors at UZH. More …

  • Annual Report 2021

    Diverse Paths in Academia

    Elisabeth Stark wants to provide junior researchers at UZH with a wide range of career paths. In the interview, the Vice President Research talks about good supervision, academic freedom for budding scholars, and the joy of being a researcher.n zu sein. More …

  • Social Cohesion

    Consensus Counters Confrontation

    The pandemic illustrated that direct democracy fosters social cohesion and takes the wind out of the sails of opposition movements. Social media, on the other hand, bring turmoil into the system. More …

  • Blockchain

    Distributed Trust

    Buying a car? Blockchain promises greater transparency and a revolution in business models. All you need is faith in the technology. Liudmila Zavolokina studies how users trust – or mistrust – these new applications. More …

  • New Center of Competence

    Words that Work

    The new Center of Competence Language & Medicine Zurich connects disciplines and combines basic research with clinical application. We take a look at two of the new center’s projects fostering innovative collaboration between linguistics and medicine at UZH. More …

  • Sustainable Financing

    Climate-Aligned Financial Flows

    Working group III of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change yesterday presented their latest report. The report aims to provide science-based information to policymakers worldwide. Stefano Battiston is one of the lead authors of the chapter on investment and finance. More …

  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich

    Fighting Cancer with Gut Bacteria

    Some bacteria in the gut reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatments, while others increase it. The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich is exploring these remarkable abilities in a new flagship project. More …

  • Ecology

    Bright Nights

    Our nights are losing their darkness. Artificial light is making them brighter and brighter. Light pollution is affecting people and wildlife – but there are strategies to limit it. More …

  • Institute for Global Negotiation

    “A diplomatic solution is always possible”

    This Thursday marks the launch of the Institute for Global Negotiation (IGN). Its founder, Jack Williams, explains why a negotiated solution appears to be so difficult to achieve in Ukraine. More …

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