Newest Articles Archive 2016 33 articles

  • Digital Health

    Medicine at a Turning Point

    The digital transformation of healthcare is creating major opportunities to better understand disease and effective therapies. But it also poses ethical and legal challenges. A conference organized by the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at UZH addressed some of the current issues. More …

  • Dual Career Couples

    Coming to Zurich as a Couple

    When researchers abroad decide to move to Zurich, their partner often comes with them to Switzerland. UZH has an effective framework in place to help them find a job, including recent membership of the International Dual Career Network (IDCN). More …

  • Campus

    Discovery Semester for Refugees

    The University of Zurich offers a first discovery semester for 20 refugees. It will be held in the 2017 Spring Semester. Student mentors will support the refugees. More …

  • 2. Swiss-Kyoto-Symposium

    Research with Japan

    UZH fosters close cooperation with Kyoto University. The topics featured at the second joint symposium at the beginning of November included digital law and Japanese art. More …

  • Astrophysics

    How giant planets form

    Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and UZH simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. More …

  • Ranking

    Life Sciences Lead the Way

    The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings compare the world’s best higher education institutions. The current edition ranks UZH in 70th place – an excellent result and seven ranks higher than in the previous year. More …

  • Pension fund

    "I understand the concerns of the employees."

    After careful consideration, the Executive Board of the University has decided to remain with the BVK pension fund. Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger explains this decision in an interview with UZH News. More …

  • Research Collaboration

    Flagship Project Dedicated to Skin Research

    The research network University Medicine Zurich has launched a new, large-scale interdisciplinary project dedicated to skin research – helping to make Zurich one of the world’s leading centers in the field. More …

  • Switzerland and Europe

    "Let’s do it"

    The festivities marking Winston Churchill’s famous Zurich speech provided a platform for a politically charged meeting between Swiss Federal President Johann Schneider-Ammann and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. With expectations running high, the main hall at UZH was filled to capacity to hear the two presidents’ addresses – in which they talked about the future of Europe and Switzerland’s involvement in the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation. More …

  • Churchill Colloquium

    Churchill’s Big Picture

    On 19 September 1946, Winston Churchill gave his globally acclaimed speech at the University of Zurich. To mark the 70-year anniversary of the event, academics, publicists, and politicians gathered in the main UZH lecture hall on Monday to discuss the significance of his address. 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 …

  • University Sports

    Stimulus for Body and Mind

    The Academic Sports Association (ASVZ) isn’t just popular with students. The latest university survey shows that staff and alumni also make regular use of its diverse, low-cost sports and exercise program. One of the reasons it’s so popular is the dedication of ASVZ instructors. We’d like to present three of them and the findings of the survey. 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 …

  • Sustainability

    Into a Greener Future

    Reducing flying to a minimum and not printing out documents: The UZH Sustainability Team has published two factsheets on business travel and media use, encouraging UZH members to make economical use of resources. More …

  • New Course Catalogue

    Practical, easy-to-read, and in different languages

    Students can now put together their timetable for the coming semester on a new platform. Thanks to improved search functionality and a clear user interface, it’s easier to navigate. More …

  • Innovation

    University of Zurich Makes the Top Ten

    An outstanding tenth place in the new rankings of Europe’s most innovative universities underscores the University of Zurich’s excellence in research and innovation. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 3

    Festival Finishes with a Feast

    UZH’s last day at Zürich meets London revolved around business and the law. The program included a podium discussion on financial market regulation. The day finished with a dinner for UZH alumni in London. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 2

    Meetings of Minds

    Yesterday the main themes of the Zürich meets London festival were financial services and neuroscience. Here’s our report on the day’s events, including statements from UZH President Michael Hengartner and Mayor Corine Mauch. More …

  • Zürich meets London: Day 1

    From Russell Square to Oxford Circus

    The Zürich meets London festival is in full swing. It kicked off yesterday, Tuesday. Scientists from the University of Zurich and their cooperation partners at London universities met up to report on their work in trauma research and tissue engineering. Here’s an account of Day 1. More …

  • Zürich meets London

    Dada Meets Finance Eats Cervelat

    From 17 to 21 May 2016, London hosts the Zürich meets London festival. The University of Zurich will also be there, taking the opportunity to intensify its contact with London universities. More …

  • EuroScholars Meeting

    “A unique opportunity”

    This week, 16 participants in the EuroScholars Program will meet at the University of Zurich. One of them is Chinese student Sophia Xiao, who thanks to the research program has been able to come to UZH and live out her passion for particle physics and exotic sports. More …

  • Data Analysis

    Cool Calculation

    Marcin Chrząszcz, a physicist who does research into exotic elementary particles at CERN, organized a competition for data scientists. The best solutions were recently presented at the UZH Department of Physics. More …

  • Memorandum of Understanding

    Strengthening Cooperation with Iran

    At the end of February, swissuniversities president Michael Hengartner traveled with the delegation of Federal Councilor Schneider-Ammann to Iran. During this time he signed, as President of UZH, an agreement on cooperation with the University of Tehran. More …

  • New Publication Platform

    Galileo Would Have Loved It!

    It often takes years before individual discoveries are published. A new publication platform called Matters, developed at UZH, enables researchers to publish interim findings more quickly than used to be possible. The new platform was presented yesterday. More …

  • International Scholars Center

    Welcome to the Scholars Center

    The University of Zurich is delighted to welcome new PhD candidates, postdocs, and academic guests from abroad to its new International Scholars Center. Evi Fountoulakis heads the offices at the Irchel and City Campuses. More …

  • Pharmacology

    Breaking the vicious circle of heart failure

    In patients with heart failure, the pumping power of the heart decreases in a fatal downward spiral. Pharmacologists at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich have now succeeded in breaking this vicious circle in the mouse model. Their approach could one day also benefit humans. 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 …

  • Physics

    Research into Gravitational Waves Gets a Boost

    Last week researchers on the LIGO project were able to detect the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein. Philippe Jetzer, Professor of Physics at UZH, is involved in LISA, the European project that aims to measure gravitational waves in space. UZH News asked him about the significance of this discovery. More …

  • Alumni

    G'day Sydney!

    The 12th international association for UZH alumni will be established today in Sydney. The inspiration for this came from UZH alumnus Mario Bassi, a well-traveled legal scholar who previously set up an alumni chapter in Singapore. 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

  • Microbiology

    Promising agents against tuberculosis

    Microbiologist Peter Sander and his team are tracking down new active agents against tuberculosis. From a library of several hundred thousand substances, the researchers have identified some very promising compounds. More …