Archive Campus: 20 newest articles

  • 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 …

  • Kiosks Reopen

    Time for a Coffee

    Just in time for the start of the new semester, the kiosks in the University’s main building and on Irchel Campus have reopened, selling freshly brewed coffee and the little treats that every student needs occasionally. More …

  • Partner Day

    Cultivating Relationships

    On Partner Day, on which UZH’s international partner universities come together, delegates from universities all over the world visited the main building of UZH. Hear from the participants in our video. More …

  • Neuroscience

    Pioneer of Multiple Sclerosis Research Honored

    This year’s award of the Betty and David Koetser Foundation for Brain Research was presented to Professor Alastair Compston from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded for his research into the causes of multiple sclerosis and the discovery of new therapies. More …

  • New Journal

    Doors to Knowledge

    In the September issue of the UZH Journal, we find out what motivates students to become tutors during their studies. Meanwhile, this issue’s debate section is dedicated to the much-discussed library project, “UZH Library of the Future”. And, the Journal will also be available online in English for the first time. More …

  • 100 Ways of Thinking

    Open Your Eyes!

    In the Kunsthalle Zürich, the 100 Ways of Thinking festival is for once focusing on the sensory and aesthetic side of UZH’s research. The following picture gallery presents some of the highlights of the science festival so far. More …

  • Competence Center UZH and ETH

    “Citizen science means excellent research”

    After an intensive set-up phase, the Citizen Science Center of UZH and ETH is now ready to hit the ground running. With the new Participatory Science Academy, it aims to bring citizen science to a new level. In this interview, co-director Mike Martin, professor of gerontopsychology at UZH, co-founder Effy Vayena, professor of bioethics at ETH, and managing director Rosy Mondardini explain the concept and future plans for the center. More …

  • International Relations

    Increased Exchange Opportunities

    Ties between the University of Zurich and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have become stronger with the signing of a university-wide agreement. The agreement in particular supports student exchanges between the two universities. More …

  • Core Day

    In the Service of Research

    On Core Day, UZH’s technology platforms showcase their work on Irchel Campus. They make it possible to share the infrastructure needed for research and include small highly specialized facilities as well as large centers such as the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis. More …

  • Medicine

    Joining Forces to Combat Cancer

    The University of Zurich and the UniversityHospital Zurich have been pooling their efforts in cancer research and medicine since the beginning of 2018 with the new Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich. By introducing a new funding program, the center is further stepping up its patient-centered cancer research efforts. More …

  • Organizational Reform

    Executive Board of the University Restructured

    The Executive Board of the University is renewing its structures and processes. The first changes entered into force on 1 August 2018. The Offices of the Vice Presidents have been given new designations, Professor Beatrice Beck Schimmer is the new Vice President Medicine, and Professor Gabriele Siegert has taken on the position of Deputy President in addition to her role as Vice President. The complete reform package will be implemented in stages and completed by 2020. More …

  • Campus

    Death of Former UZH President Verena Meyer

    She built particle accelerators, shaped national research policy, and was the first woman to lead a Swiss university: Nuclear physicist Verena Meyer passed away on 21 July at the age of 89. More …

  • Graduate Campus Annual Ceremony

    Playful Research

    The Annual Ceremony of the Graduate Campus was focused on the topic of creativity and science. The improv theater group “anundpfirsich” added a playful and participatory twist to the event, at which this year’s Mercator Awards were also handed out. More …

  • Honor

    Researcher with Multiple Talents

    UZH doctoral candidate José Parra Moyano has been bestowed with a very special honor: The 27-year-old Spaniard was included on Forbes magazine’s prestigious 30 under 30 list. Parra Moyano researches blockchain technology at UZH. More …

  • Second LERU Gender Conference

    Gender Always Plays a Role

    Women are less likely than men to reach top positions in academia and are under-represented at higher levels – the result of unconscious prejudices? The LERU Gender Conference, which took place at UZH last week, was devoted to exploring the topic of implicit bias. More …

  • Football World Cup

    Follow the Action and Feel the Passion

    The football World Cup kicks off in Russia today. We asked some UZH professors which teams they would be rooting for. More …

  • Vice President Medicine

    The Aim Is for Excellence

    Beatrice Beck Schimmer takes up the new role of Vice President Medicine from August. Her goal is to develop university medicine in the Zurich area. A portrait. More …

  • My Alma Mater

    How Pizzas Went Online

    Celebrated alumni look back at their time at the University of Zurich. This time, we hear from Andrej Vckovski, CEO of Netcetera. More …

  • Gender Equality

    Inclusive Language

    The new language guidelines published by the UZH give specific examples and practical solutions for everyday use of inclusive language. More …

  • swissuniversities

    Michael O. Hengartner Re-Elected President of swissuniversities

    It its meeting of 24 May 2018, the plenary assembly of swissuniversities elected Michael O. Hengartner to a second term (2019–2021) as President of swissuniversities. Hengartner plans to continue his work promoting collaboration among Swiss higher education institutions. More …

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