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  • 35th Anniversary of the Senior Citizens University

    Birthday Year Rings in the Changes

    The Senior Citizens University of Zurich has had a busy anniversary year. Despite coronavirus, it is continuing to offer high-quality education for older people. From this semester, members can take part in live online lectures and connect with each other using a newly developed portal. More …

  • International Summer Schools

    Education Without Borders

    The UZH International Summer Schools for Bachelor’s and Master’s students from around the world are currently taking place for the third time. The difference this year is that they are taking place entirely online. Students from a total of 54 different universities will learn about Switzerland, blockchain and more. More …

  • Universitas 21

    Sustainable Research, Teaching and Operations

    The University of Zurich was supposed to host this year’s meeting of Universitas 21 members on the topic of sustainable universities. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has now gone digital. More …

  • Biodiversity

    The Underestimated Threat

    While the threat posed by climate change is well recognized, the loss of species diversity is less so. The neglected issue takes center stage, however, at the World Biodiversity Forum, organized by UZH, in Davos next week. More …

  • Academic Careers

    When Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

    Quantifiable metrics like the journal impact factor should not be the only way of assessing scientific outputs, said Stephen Curry of Imperial College London at an event held at UZH. More …

  • Joseph Stiglitz at UZH

    Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

    The new Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance (CCSF) was inaugurated at UZH last week. At the opening, Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel prize for economics and chair of the center’s academic advisory board, spoke about the risks and opportunities of climate change. His message was clear: Decisive action must be taken – now. More …

  • Alumna Portrait

    “I’m a complete all-rounder”

    This Friday, the Institute of Romance Studies celebrates its 125th anniversary. The guests of honor will include alumna Barbara Schmid-Federer. The former National Councilor for Zurich, now the new president of young people’s charity Pro Juventute, will talk about the value of studying Romance languages and literature. More …

  • Jane Goodall at UZH

    Advocating for Animal Welfare

    Jane Goodall visited UZH and looked back on her eventful life with wild chimpanzees. The famous 85-year-old primatologist remains an energetic campaigner for animal welfare and environmental protection, and considers young people to be the biggest hope for the future. More …

  • Medicine

    The Vital Necessity of Gender Medicine

    Men and women not only get sick in different ways, they also react differently to pharmaceutical drugs. UZH visiting professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek gave a presentation on research into these differences in the field of gender medicine. More …

  • University Medicine Zurich

    New Immunotherapies to Combat Cancer

    The University Medicine Zurich initiative presented its new flagship project Immuno-TargET at its annual event this week. The project combines the latest technologies in developing immune therapies for specific types of endocrine cancer. More …

  • The New Silk Road

    A Once-in-a-Lifetime Project for the Middle Kingdom

    The much-discussed new Silk Road is the topic of the current lecture series of the Geographic Ethnographic Society of Zurich (GEGZ). Sociologist Patrick Ziltener, one of the speakers, sees much potential here for collaboration with Switzerland. More …

  • John Bercow at UZH

    “Only a genius or a reckless fool can predict how the Brexit saga will end”

    In a lecture at the University of Zurich, John Bercow, the British Speaker of the House of Commons, spelled out the possible Brexit scenarios and suggested it might be time to break with years of tradition by creating a written constitution. More …

  • North-South Cooperation

    Measuring in Ultra-High Precision

    Tuberculosis is the world's most common fatal infectious disease, in particular among people with HIV. Tuberculosis therapy plays an important role in the fight against AIDS. Optimizing this treatment is one of the aims of the research partnership between the University of Zurich and the Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda – with a highly developed analytical machine playing a key role. More …

  • Scientifica 2019

    Is It Possible to Clone a Voice?

    Come and find out at the Scientifica festival from 30 August to 1 September. Get a sneak preview with our teaser video. More …

  • Scientifica 2019

    Will the Aletsch Glacier Turn into a Lake?

    Come and find out at the Scientifica festival from 30 August to 1 September. Get a sneak preview with our teaser video. More …

  • Scientifica 2019

    Is Klingon a Real Language?

    Come and find out at the Scientifica festival from 30 August to 1 September. Get a sneak preview with our teaser video. More …

  • Scientifica 2019

    Is Virtual Reality Used in Criminal Proceedings?

    Find out in the video below and whet your appetite for the Scientifica festival. In the run-up to the festival, Kosmos cinema and UZH will also be showing a series of classic sci-fi films, with comments from scientists and researchers. We are raffling off tickets for each screening. More …

  • Structural Biology

    “On the brink of a revolution”

    Structural biology has long played an essential role in drug development. Thanks to enormous progress in recent years, the field is now on the brink of a revolution. A symposium is bringing the stars of the scene together in Zurich. More …

  • Scientifica 2019

    Will Robots Replace Doctors?

    Come and find out at the Scientifica festival from 30 August to 1 September. Get a sneak preview with our teaser video. More …

  • History of Art

    How Heidi Was Reinvented in Japan

    An untouched mountain paradise, fresh air, the freedom of life on the alp. The Heidi anime series from 1974 shaped the Japanese image of Switzerland for decades. And the Japanese Heidi also claimed a space in children’s hearts across Europe. Now, Heidi in Japan is the subject of a symposium at UZH and an exhibition at the Swiss National Museum. Masterminding the two events is art historian Hans Bjarne Thomsen. More …

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