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  • Criminology

    Telltale Bacteria

    DNA tracing has become an indispensable tool when it comes to solving crimes. And now microbes are expanding the possibilities. A research group at UZH has conducted a study in which they examined bacteria in tissue samples for use in forensics. More …

  • New UZH Magazin

    Us and the Machines

    We have a long history of living side by side with machines. But with technology getting smarter and smarter, what does this mean for our future? This is the question we explore in the new UZH Magazin. More …

  • New UZH Journal

    Fear and Courage at Exam Time

    The current issue of the UZH Journal focuses on exam stress and what can be done about it. Also in the spotlight are the new guidelines for supervision of doctoral candidates. More …

  • Astronomy

    “A village on the moon”

    Fifty years ago, on 21 July 1969, humans stood on the moon for the first time. To celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing, UZH astrophysicist Ben Moore has written a biography of the moon. In this interview he tells us about the new space race, and explains how the Earth’s satellite came into being. More …

  • 2018 Annual Report

    Shaping the Digital Future

    The University’s Annual Report for 2018 has just been published. In addition to the current statistics on student and staff numbers and the latest financial figures, highlights from research, teaching and campus life are presented. One of the topics explored in more depth is digitalization and how UZH is stepping up to the challenges of digital change. More …

  • Nanotechnology

    Water that never freezes

    Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? Yes it can, say researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, if it is confined in nanometre-scale lipid channels. More …

  • Botanical Museum

    Botanical Works of Art

    A mysterious set of dazzlingly beautiful glass diapositives was recently discovered in the university’s Botanical Museum. In her new book, archaeobotanist Christiane Jacquat presents these botanical pictures for the first time and describes the search for their creator. More …

  • UZH Magazin

    A Good Laugh

    Have you laughed yet today? We hope so, because research at UZH has shown that humor enriches our lives. Luckily, laughter features strongly in the new UZH Magazin, with our in-depth exploration of what humor is and why it is necessary. More …

  • Campus

    Ready for the Future

    In the first issue of the UZH Journal in 2019, we take a look at the study reforms in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. From the Fall Semester 2019 onwards, students can look forward to a revamped study experience. The new structure of the study programs has sharpened the profile of UZH’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. More …

  • Historic Buildings

    History Seen through Farmhouses and Village Churches

    A research team from UZH is investigating the historically significant buildings of the rural district of Dielsdorf near Zurich. The results will be published in a volume of the book series "Die Kunstdenkmaler der Schweiz". More …

  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Through the Eyes of Children

    The Swiss Institute for Children’s and Young Adult Books (SIKJM) researches, documents and promotes children’s literature in Switzerland. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, in September the institute published the Atlas der Schweizer Kinderliteratur. More … 1 Comment

  • New UZH Magazin

    Inventive Minds

    Using scientific expertise to start your own business and develop marketable products is a high-stakes adventure. The new UZH Magazin presents a selection of innovative entrepreneurs who dared to think big. More …

  • 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 …

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