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  • New University Library

    “Less about books than about people”

    For a year now, Rudolf Mumenthaler has been working behind the scenes and building up the new University Library Zurich. He will be the new library’s director from 2022. We asked him about his professional experiences, his most urgent tasks and his favorite books. More …

  • Appointment Procedures

    Appointing the Most Suitable Candidates

    Landing a professorship at UZH requires excellent qualifications in research and teaching. But professorial appointment committees also take into account candidates’ leadership and management skills. A pilot project on this topic has been ongoing at UZH for three years. More …

  • Sharing economy

    “Giving up privileges”

    Sociologist Katja Rost discusses the sharing economy, sustainable behavior, status-oriented thinking, and sharing culture at UZH. More …

  • Sustainability

    Less Flying for UZH

    The University of Zurich wants its members to reduce air travel by at least 53 percent by 2030. Environmental psychologist and sustainability expert Somara Gantenbein on the background, significance and implementation of the goals. More …

  • Academic Senate

    Senate Proposes Re-Election of Executive Board

    The Senate has proposed that all current academic members of the Executive Board of the University be re-elected for the 2022–2026 term of office. More …

  • IT Services

    Seamless Communication

    The University of Zurich is switching its mail and calendar system to Microsoft 365, bringing all communication and collaboration tools together onto a single platform. The university-wide migration will start in mid-November and is expected to be completed in around six months. More …

  • New Office Concept

    More Flexibility

    Future UZH offices will be more flexible to better take into account the various tasks of employees. A new multispace office concept provides a framework for designing future office space, with a primary focus on new buildings, newly rented space and fully restored buildings. More …

  • Move to West Park

    Onder one Roof

    Starting next year, many administrative UZH employees will gradually move into the modern West Park office building in Zurich’s district 5. An appealing and versatile office environment awaits them. More …

  • Employee Assistance Office

    Untangling Knotty Problems

    Facing a difficult situation at work? The team from the Employee Assistance Office (MBS) supports UZH staff in stressful situations or with psychological or legal problems. The service is confidential, neutral and accessible. More …

  • UZH Summer Quiz Solution

    Did You Know?

    The summer quiz has attracted a lot of interest. The correct solution word is: SUMMERQUIZ. Congratulations to the winners. More …

  • UZH Summer Quiz

    Did You Know?

    New findings are emerging from UZH research all the time; the range of projects is breathtaking. In our summer quiz, we take you on a voyage of discovery around a few of the topics covered by UZH Communications in the last six months. Have fun trying to guess the answers. More …

  • Vaccination Campaign

    “A high vaccination rate benefits everyone”

    UZH is in favor of vaccination and is promoting the FOPH’s campaign. At the same time, it respects the personal decision of each of its members to get vaccinated or not. President Michael Schaepman explains the university’s position in this interview. More … 1 Comment

  • Sustainability Report

    Toward A Cleaner Future

    The University of Zurich is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. The recently published Sustainability Report shows where UZH currently stands when it comes to achieving this goal. More …

  • New Finance Handbook

    “An important and necessary step”

    UZH’s new financial governance set-up provides the faculties with significantly more responsibility than before. Stefan Schnyder, Vice President Finances and Human Resources, explains why. More …

  • UZH Personnel Commission

    “We discuss until we reach a consensus”

    How will working from home be regulated in the future? How can a better balance be achieved between the demands of work and family life? The UZH Personnel Commission discusses issues like these. We sat down with Martin Kleinmann, who heads up the commission, to learn more about how the Personnel Commission works. More …

  • Institutional Accreditation

    A Look at the Inner Workings of UZH

    Like all Swiss universities, UZH is required to undergo institutional accreditation to show how the university ensures the quality of its research, teaching and services. For this purpose, a self-assessment report was developed, which examines the mechanics of the higher education institution. More …

  • Office Vice President Research

    Elisabeth Stark Nominated as New Vice President Research

    The UZH Senate nominated Professor Elisabeth Stark for the position of Vice President Research at its meeting on 10 December 2020. The Board of the University will finalize her appointment on 21 January 2021. More …

  • Equal Pay Analysis 2020

    Equal Pay Maintained at UZH

    At UZH, women earn practically the same as men who hold comparable roles. This is one of the findings of this year’s equal pay analysis, which was based on 11,200 data sets. More …

  • Sustainable UZH

    Roadmap for a Carbon-Neutral Future

    UZH aims to be a carbon-neutral institution in 10 years. The 2030 Implementation Strategy for the Sustainability Policy defines how this is to be achieved. We sat down with Lorenz Hilty, the UZH sustainability delegate, to talk about virtual conferences, sustainable research and making a peace deal with nature. More …

  • Digitalization

    "Great creative potential"

    The coronavirus pandemic has made us aware of the potential and limitations of working and studying digitally. UZH President Michael Schaepman and UZH Chief Information Officer Thomas Sutter talk about cyber risks, accelerated administration and online education. More …

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