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  • New UZH Magazine

    Animals and Us

    Language, intelligence, cooperation – the things that supposedly set humans apart are increasingly being discovered in the animal kingdom. Animals hold a mirror up to our own nature and help us understand what makes us human, as the new UZH Magazin shows. More …

  • New Journal

    Doors to Knowledge

    In the September issue of the UZH Journal, we find out what motivates students to become tutors during their studies. Meanwhile, this issue’s debate section is dedicated to the much-discussed library project, “UZH Library of the Future”. And, the Journal will also be available online in English for the first time. More …

  • New UZH Magazin

    Inside Cancer

    Bigger pictures, more flexible layout: UZH Magazin gets a complete new look. Cancer research and therapy are the focus of the latest edition. It reveals how precision medicine can lead to therapies that are more targeted, more successful and less aggressive. More …

  • Spotlight

    Diving with Dolphins

    Marine biologist Angela Ziltener’s most important work is done in El Gouna on the Red Sea. It is here that the UZH scientist conducts her research on dolphins and campaigns to save the habitat of these fascinating creatures. 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 …

  • New UZH Journal

    Competent Leadership

    The May edition of the UZH Journal is dedicated to the topic of leadership. The University of Zurich has developed eight Leadership and Management Principles which were approved by the Extended Executive Board of the University in April. They contain specific recommendations for leaders and managers, and ideas to help them reflect on their own leadership style and behavior. More …

  • Open Access

    “We’re negotiating open access”

    Thanks to the internet, academic publications are increasingly distributed and read online. But open access comes at a price. The Swiss universities are negotiating with the world’s three largest scientific publishers for fair – in other words affordable – terms of access. Michael Hengartner, president of swissuniversities and UZH, explains the background. More …

  • Survey

    UZH Researchers Embrace Open Access

    Researchers at UZH welcome the shift towards open access publishing, which makes academic work available publicly for free. Around half of researchers already publish their work with open access, according to a comprehensive survey carried out by the Main Library of the University of Zurich. Besides a number of positive results, the survey also revealed a need for more information. More …

  • Media Relations

    Audience of up to 5 Billion People

    A new orangutan species, gender differences, and simulations of outer space: The public are fascinated with research topics. An overview of the 10 UZH media releases that received the most attention in 2017. More …

  • New UZH Magazin

    Striving Upwards. Chances for a Better Life

    Life chances are the focus of the latest issue of the UZH Magazin. Academics at UZH are researching inequality and examining what can be done about it. More …

  • History

    The Cradle of Modernity

    Bernd Roeck has written a major book about a period of major importance – the Renaissance. The historian spoke to us about the turning point that laid the foundation for Western modernity. More …

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Under the Myanmar Sun

    Violence against the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, has thrust the country back into the international spotlight. Anthropologist Georg Winterberger spent time in Myanmar researching the lives of the majority Buddhist population there. More …

  • Neurosciences

    More Blood Vessels in the Brain

    Nogo-A is a signal molecule that is known to inhibit nerve cell growth. Now brain researcher and budding neurosurgeon Thomas Wälchli has managed to show how it suppresses the formation of fine blood vessels in the brain. More …

  • Highly Cited UZH Research

    Top Grades for UZH Researchers

    The current list of the most frequently cited researchers features UZH academics Beat Keller, Enrico Martinoia, Ernst Fehr, Christian von Mering, Jordi Bascompte, and Torsten Hothorn. UZH News found out more about the work underlying these rankings. More …

  • Quantitative Biology

    New Trend in the Life Sciences

    Cycler, a program for analyzing biological cells, has earned Gabriele Gut and Prisca Liberali the prestigious honor of publication in Nature Methods. This puts the increasingly important field of quantitative biology firmly in the limelight. More …

  • Molecular Biology

    Spätzle Responsible for Death of Weak Cells

    Stefanie Meyer at the UZH Institute of Molecular Life Sciences has already landed a real scientific coup with her doctoral thesis. She and her partners in America have become the first researchers to show how weak cells are eliminated in the tissue. More …

  • Biochemistry

    A Molecule Like a Swiss Army Knife

    Biochemist Martin Jinek is currently conducting research on a bacterial molecule that could revolutionize genetic engineering. As a sign of success, the UZH researcher and his team have just published their third article in a row in a world-renowned journal, in this case «Nature». More …

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