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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 …

  • Biodiversity

    Biodiversity from Above

    Remote sensing expert Michael Schaepman wants to use a new aerial sensing method to investigate the complex interplay between ecosystems, species and genes. It could help measure global biodiversity. His research project is supported by the NOMIS Foundation. 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 …

  • Cyborgization

    "Siri never says no"

    Does the future belong to cyborgs and intelligent machines? Literature scholar Philipp Theisohn and ethicist Johann Roduit discuss the future of humans and society. More …

  • Slavonic Studies

    Seeing through the Masquerade

    Slavonic studies expert Sylvia Sasse grew up in the German Democratic Republic. The state wanted her to take up a commercial training program, but she headed to the West and went to university. Today she researches how performance artists stood up against the totalitarian regimes of Eastern Europe. More …

  • Campus

    Death of Former UZH President Verena Meyer

    She built particle accelerators, shaped national research policy, and was the first woman to lead a Swiss university: Nuclear physicist Verena Meyer passed away on 21 July at the age of 89. More …

  • Musicology

    The Sound of Cultural History

    The Royal Musical Association has awarded its Dent Medal to a member of the University of Zurich for the third time, recognizing musicologist Inga Mai Groote for her outstanding work on music history. 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 …

  • Plant Immune Systems

    Heyday for Plant Researcher

    Until recently Cyril Zipfel was head of the prestigious Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, Great Britain. Now he’s taken up a role as professor of plant physiology at UZH – armed with an ERC Consolidator Grant as well as a prestigious Japanese award. More …

  • Football World Cup

    Follow the Action and Feel the Passion

    The football World Cup kicks off in Russia today. We asked some UZH professors which teams they would be rooting for. More …

  • Vice President Medicine

    The Aim Is for Excellence

    Beatrice Beck Schimmer takes up the new role of Vice President Medicine from August. Her goal is to develop university medicine in the Zurich area. A portrait. More …

  • UZH Alumni

    UZH Women Open New Chapter

    A new chapter has been added to UZH Alumni: As part of the final Alumnae Talks event under the auspices of UZH Alumni Co-President Denise Schmid, four UZH graduates presented the newly founded Women’s Chapter. It brings together alumnae of UZH at regular meetings where discussions are bound to be lively and controversial, but also entertaining and eye-opening, says the new chapter’s co-founder, Dr. Elefteria Xekalakis Matthys. More …

  • Board of the University

    Election of the Executive Board of the University

    The Board of the University has elected Beatrice Beck Schimmer as Director of Medicine. Michael Hengartner, Gabriele Siegert, Michael Schaepman, and Christian Schwarzenegger have been re-elected for a further term of office. More …

  • My Alma Mater

    On Art (Dis)course

    Celebrated alumni look back at their time at the University of Zurich. This time, Fanni Fetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum Luzern. More …

  • Day of Clinical Research

    Scientists Honored

    Nephrologist Johan Lorenzen and gastroenterologist Michael Scharl have received the renowned Georg Friedrich Götz Award. This prize is awarded annually at UZH for outstanding contributions in the field of medical research. The award was presented at the Day of Clinical Research at the UniversityHospital Zurich, alongside the presentation of the 2018 Hartmann Müller Memorial Prize. More …

  • University Conference

    Universities Shaping Europe

    This week, UZH has been hosting university leaders from around Europe. The annual conference of the European University Association, held from 4 to 6 April, was devoted to the question of how universities can shape the Europe of today and of tomorrow. More …

  • Pediatrics

    Protector of Preemies

    Children born prematurely, with heart defects, or who have developmental disorders have a difficult start in life. Physician and researcher Bea Latal has dedicated her career to supporting them. More …

  • Sustainability Week

    Change Attitudes Not Rules

    Last Wednesday, leaders and representatives from five Zurich-based higher education institutions joined a panel discussion to set out their vision for "a sustainable university". More …

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