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  • Economics

    The Costs of Having Children

    Well-to-do couples in developed countries are having fewer and fewer children. While this may be good in terms of global overpopulation, it has unsettling consequences for living together. More …

  • Social Entrepreneurship

    Concrete Solutions for Real Problems

    For the first time, the University of Zurich offered a seminar in which students could acquire first-hand knowledge of what it means to become a Social Entrepreneur and develop a business plan to solve a concrete social problem. In their final pitch last Monday, six teams competed in front of a jury for an award of CHF 10,000 to kick-start their business. More …

  • Legal Tech

    “Take dictation please, machine!”

    Digitalization and technology are revolutionizing the practice of law. The legal profession is rapidly changing, and the new technologies also lead to new legal questions. The UZH Faculty of Law has its finger on the pulse of these new developments. More …

  • When Your Profile Comes Back to Haunt You

    The traces we leave behind each day through our computers and mobile telephones have a very long life. This can lead to unpleasant surprises when data is combined and abused, explains professor of business administration at UZH, René Algesheimer. More …

  • Banking and Finance

    Sustainable Investing

    The UN Development Program is now working with the University of Zurich. Economist Marc Chesney and his team are helping the United Nations reach its sustainable development goals. More …

  • Fintech

    Digital Change in the Financial Sector

    With algorithms providing investment advice and private individuals giving loans, digital transformation is sweeping the financial sector. The Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich is looking into the potential of new technologies for financial services and insurance. More …

  • Economics and IT

    “What’s happening here with us affects everyone.”

    For almost five years the UZH Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics has been headed by Harald Gall. In this interview he explains how the faculty is sharpening its profile, why last year the offering of degree programs was redesigned, and why economics and IT make such a powerful combination. More …

  • FINEXUS Conference

    “We need to talk about values, not prices”

    How can the financial system operate more sustainably? This question was the focus of a conference that took place last week at UZH. Those attending included Nobel Laureate Joseph. E. Stiglitz. More …

  • UZH Digital Society Initiative

    "This child is going to make us very proud."

    Prominent figures from business and politics gathered in the main lecture hall to kick off the UZH Digital Society Initiative. It’s designed as a vehicle to enable the University to take a leading role in digital transformation. More …

  • G20 Summit

    How to green Finance

    G20 Leaders welcomed “Green Finance” at their meeting on September 4-5 in China. The call for increasing investment in green finance was supported by a report by Kern Alexander, Professor at the Faculty of Law at UZH. More …

  • Continuing Education

    Swiss-Chinese Academic Axis

    UZH and New Huadu Business School in China are offering a joint continuing education program for students from Europe and China. Last week the MAS was officially launched at the University of Zurich. More …

  • Joseph Stiglitz at UZH

    “We’ve only got this one planet”

    People flocked to UZH to hear Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz talk about climate change and the implications for the global economy, filling the main lecture hall and various other lecture theaters where his talk was broadcast. More …

  • Globalization

    Middle Classes under Threat

    Globalization and technology are destroying jobs, and creating new ones. Economist David Dorn is looking into the impact this is having in the U.S. and Europe, and what jobs and professions have a future. More … 1 Comment

  • Robotics

    Flying with Drones

    Davide Scaramuzza is Assistant Professor of Robotics at UZH. He develops software enabling spaces and objects to be captured in three dimensions. The idea is to be able to teach drones to fly autonomously. His research will soon also be used by the game industry. More …

  • Bitcoin app

    «Menu 2, Please. I’ll Pay with Bitcoins»

    No change? No problem in the cafeteria on Binzmühlestrasse, where students can pay with the Internet currency bitcoin. A new app developed by three students in the IT Master’s degree program makes it possible. More …

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