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  • The Future of Teaching at UZH

    “Keeping the big picture in mind”

    UZH has launched a new initiative called the Future of Teaching (“Zukunft der Lehre”). In this interview, Gabriele Siegert explains where the journey is headed and how the initiative will benefit teaching staff and students. More …

  • Parking Charges

    The Cost of Parking

    The University of Zurich is increasing its parking fees from 1 January 2023. François Chapuis, Vice President Real Estate and Facility Management, explains why this step is necessary. . More …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Eating Plants

    Weeding, Mulching, Sowing, Reaping

    Students garden on the Irchel Campus, and a literary scholar gets involved in a farming cooperative: the act of growing one's own vegetables contributes to food security, brings people together, makes them healthier and promotes sustainability. More …

  • SNF Grants

    Sebastian Jessberger and Nicola Serra Awarded SNSF Advanced Grants

    The Swiss National Science Foundation is supporting two University of Zurich projects with CHF 2.5 million each. Sebastian Jessberger is investigating the aging process in the brain, while Nicola Serra is on the trail of a sensational development in particle physics. More …

  • START! Study

    Golden Opportunity

    The START! Study – University Integration Program at UZH provides refugees with new perspectives in their academic and professional lives. The program’s first 40 participants recently completed the course. More …

  • Pride Month

    Promoting Acceptance for Different Identities

    The University of Zurich provides an open and safe environment for people with different gender and sexual identities, as confirmed by the experiences of four students on the occasion of Pride Month. And yet, there is still room for further improvements. More …

  • Language Center

    More Variety in the Language Classroom

    The Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. In this interview, director Sabina Schaffner takes stock and explains why demand is growing for tailored courses. More …

  • Annual Press Conference

    UZH Graduates Successful at Launching Careers

    Graduates of the University of Zurich quickly find their place on the job market and earn significantly higher incomes than the Swiss average. UZH facilitates the transition into professional life through various programs that bridge the gap between academia and business, encourage innovative spirit and foster entrepreneurship. The University also wants to improve the situation of junior researchers by providing them with a wide range of career paths. 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 …

  • Space Research

    Universities Space Research Association Elects UZH as a Member University

    The University of Zurich (UZH), a renowned university in Switzerland, has joined the ranks of Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Elected by USRA’s current university members, UZH was formally inaugurated into the Association on March 25, 2022, bringing the membership of the Association to a total of 115 universities. More …

  • Scholarships

    Excellent Prospects

    The University of Zurich is handing out Excellence Scholarships for the first time. The new program will help gifted UZH students to fund their studies at Master’s level. A total of 20 students will be supported in a three-year pilot project More …

  • Studies

    New Master's Degree in Brain Sciences

    The University of Zurich and ETH Zurich are jointly offering a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in brain sciences starting in the fall of 2022. The program combines biology, neuroscience and clinical methods. More …

  • Covid certificate

    Basic Right to Education Is Maintained

    As of the Fall Semester, students at the University of Zurich are required to have a Covid certificate if they want to attend classes on site. Felix Uhlmann, UZH professor of constitutional and administrative law, discusses some of the legal aspects surrounding this significant measure to combat the pandemic. More …

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