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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 100 Ways of Thinking

    Collective Painting

    The 100 Ways of Thinking science festival, which will be on for the next 10 weeks, has finally kicked off. UZH has taken up space in the Kunsthalle Zürich to showcase the links between art and science. Last Tuesday saw a very special event take place: Famous Polish artist Artur Żmijewski invited people to join him in producing a collective painting – as seen in the video. More …

  • International Cooperation

    Building Bridges with India

    Shraddha Karve is a postdoc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. She researches the stress resistance of bacteria and the evolution of proteins. She is currently organizing a conference to strengthen cooperation between researchers from India and UZH. We met with her to find out more. More … 3 Comments

  • Space Research

    NASA Lands at UZH

    UZH had the honor of welcoming Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. He was able to gain an impression of current aviation and spaceflight projects that are being carried out at the UZH Space Hub, which already is collaborating with NASA and further partners. More …

  • Nobel Laureate Meeting

    UZH Doctoral Candidate at the Nobel Laureate Meeting

    The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings see Nobel laureates and outstanding junior researchers from all over the world descend on Lake Constance. Karin Prummel of the University of Zurich attended this year’s meeting as an Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH) grant-holder. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    “We’ve come a long way already”

    After years of little progress, cancer research has now entered into a gold rush. The Talk im Turm event on cancer and precision medicine shone an optimistic light on a difficult topic. 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 …

  • Medicine

    Helping Weary Hearts

    If the heart is no longer able to pump enough blood around the body, our bodies’ capabilities diminish and the risk of sudden cardiac death increases. But thanks to preventive measures and modern treatment options, the disease has become less of a threat. Cardiologist Frank Ruschitzka reported on developments in the field in a talk at the Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology. More …

  • CHESS Talk

    Part-Time Leadership

    More should be done to promote part-time models for university professors, leaders and managers. CHESS, the Center for Higher Education and Science Studies at UZH, surveyed the current state of affairs. More …

  • Annual media conference

    Innovation in the Service of Society

    Jane Beil-Wagner and Stefan Kleiser are among the first recipients of the new UZH funding program created to support innovation in biomedicine and the life sciences. The “BioEntrepreneur Fellowships” for young researchers were presented at the annual media conference this week. And thanks to a donation from the Werner Siemens Foundation, UZH can expand the program. More …

  • Debate

    “Non-professorial academic staff need prospects”

    What can be done to ensure that the growing number of non-professorial academic staff have adequate career prospects? Where do the challenges lie? UZH Journal discussed these questions with Matthias Egger, President of the SNSF’s National Research Council, Claudine Leysinger from the Graduate Campus, and Georg Winterberger, who represents the non-professorial academic staff. One solution – advocated by the SNSF – lies in creating new tenure-track assistant professorships. More …

  • Exhibition on Bullinger’s Correspondence

    When Lightning Struck the Grossmünster

    On 17 May, an exhibition about Swiss reformer Heinrich Bullinger will open at UZH. Peter Opitz, professor at the Institute of Swiss Reformation History, explains the significance of Bullinger for the Reformation. More …

  • Latin American Center

    “Interdisciplinarity is our trademark”

    The second edition of the Tschudi Lecture in honor of the polymath from Glarus, Johann Jakob von Tschudi, takes place next week. For the University’s relatively new Latin American Center, the event presents an opportunity to consolidate its reputation. More …

  • Death and Dying

    A Legacy on Film

    The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine is presenting a series of events devoted to the topic of film and dying. On Tuesday the discussion focused on the film Vergiss mein nicht. More …

  • Eastern European Studies

    “Russia has not yet found its place in the world”

    A dangerous dynamic is developing in Russia’s foreign policy, says UZH Professor Jeronim Perović in an interview. He is director of the Center for Eastern European Studies at UZH, which opens next week with a discussion event on the subject of “Russia and the West”. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    Discussing Educational Opportunities and Fair Taxation

    At the latest Talk im Turm event, educational scientist Katharina Maag Merki and economist Florian Scheuer discussed equal opportunities in education and a tax system that provides performance incentives rather than merely redistributing wealth. More …

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