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  • Portrait

    In Another Skin

    Virtual reality can immerse you in foreign worlds and let you experience your body in a completely new way. Neuropsychologist Jasmine Ho wants to harness the power of these physical illusions for medical treatments. More …

  • Reading Minds

    Thanks to neurotechnology, it could soon be possible to read people’s thoughts, says linguist Balthasar Bickel. While fascinating from a me­dical perspective, it’s also incredibly dangerous. More …

  • Storm in the Blood Stream

    16-year old Patrick Simonis was looking death in the eye – but genetically modified blood cells enabled him to beat his cancer. More …

  • My Alma Mater

    The Biographer

    Regina Dieterle is the author of an 800-page biography on Theodor Fontane. The author and school teacher looks back on her time as a student at the UZH and tells how she became a Fontane expert. More …

  • Video Series “Standing Out”: Rolf Dörig

    Insurer Supreme

    Rolf Dörig is a household name in the business world as chairman of the board of directors of international companies such as Swiss Life or, until recently, the Adecco Group. Watch the video to find out what helped him build such a remarkable career and what he’d advise today’s students who want to reach the top. 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 …

  • In the Spotlight

    Political Whiz Kid

    Political scientist Fabrizio Gilardi and his colleagues established the Digital Democracy Lab. More …

  • Standing Out: Alex Rübel, Director of the Zurich Zoo

    Protecting What You Love

    Alex Rübel works with animals from all over the world, but has stayed loyal to his roots: Born and raised in Zurich, he studied veterinary medicine at UZH and has served as the Director of the Zurich Zoo for 28 successful years. Watch our video to find out what his plans are when he retires in 2020. More …

  • Protein Research

    Trendsetter for New Top Technology

    Biophysicist Ben Schuler will serve as a fellow at the Biophysical Society starting early next year. The US-based organization has recognized Schuler’s innovative contributions to protein research, marking the first time a researcher at the University of Zurich has received this honor. More …

  • Versatile and Successful

    After several years at the helm of large organizations, Ingrid Deltenre has returned to her alma mater – part-time, at least. She is President of the Executive Committee of the EMBA at UZH. 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 …

  • Portrait: Artur Avila

    Beyond Facts

    He got booted from school in his home country of Brazil. Today Artur Avila is an award-winning mathematician teaching at UZH. The research he's conducting picks up roughly where Isaac Newton long ago left off. More …

  • Video Series “Standing Out”: Martin Meuli, Pediatric and Fetal Surgeon

    Operate or Opera?

    As a medical student at UZH, Martin Meuli flirted with the idea of becoming a professional singer. In the end, he decided to pursue a career in medicine. More … 1 Comment

  • In the Spotlight

    A Passion for all Things Visual

    Scientific illustrator Jeanne Peter has been working at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 31 years. Her work there has never got dull. 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 …

  • President

    Michael Hengartner Appointed as President of the ETH Board

    Michael Hengartner will step down as President of the University of Zurich next year. The Swiss Federal Council today appointed him as President of the ETH Board. More …

  • Video Series “Standing Out” Dominique Rinderknecht

    “The main thing is that you enjoy what you study”

    UZH alumna Dominique Rinderknecht moved into the spotlight as Miss Switzerland. Today she works as a brand ambassador and presenter, and her studies in media science proved a valuable resource for her current roles. In our video, she looks back on her time at UZH and shares her dreams for the future. More …

  • Churchill Lecture

    Getting a Stumbling Europe Back on its Feet

    Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović gave a Special Churchill Lecture at the University of Zurich on Tuesday. She talked about the challenges facing a Europe characterized by differences and made the case for an expansion of the EU. More …

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