Newest Articles Archive 2018 23 articles

  • University Board

    "A great loss for UZH"

    Markus Graf, a member of the Board of the University since 2016, was particularly committed to real estate development at UZH. He passed away last Saturday at the age of 69. More …

  • Portrait

    Sport with Head and Heart

    Triathlete and cultural studies scholar Yonca Krahn researches the links between space, sport, and the body. More …

  • Law and Ethics

    Surrogacy and Child Protection

    Surrogacy has become a trans-national industry. At UZH, an international group of experts has come together to develop principles for the protection of the children involved. In this interview, UZH professor of law Andrea Büchler discusses the challenges. More …

  • Exhibition

    Pacific Entanglements

    The new exhibition in the Johann Jacobs Museum focuses on Japan's rise as a global power. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the professorial chairs of UZH art historian Hans Bjarne Thomsen and UZH historian Martin Dusinberre. More …

  • Communications research

    Learning to Surf

    The Swiss National Science Foundation elected UZH communications scholar Eszter Hargittai to be a member of its National Research Council from April 2018 onwards. Her research focuses among other things on the different ways in which people can benefit from the internet. More …

  • swissuniversities

    "Speaking with one voice"

    Michael Hengartner's presidency of the umbrella organization swissuniversities runs until the end of 2018. In this interview, the UZH President talks about what has been achieved so far, the challenges ahead – and why he is planning to stand for re-election. More …

  • Board of the University

    Appointments of 29 January 2018

    In its meeting of 29 January 2018, the Board of the University approved a number of appointments. More …

  • Pfizer Research Award

    Award-Winning Medical Research

    This year's winners of the Pfizer Research Awards include seven researchers from the University of Zurich and the University's hospitals. More …

  • University Program for School Students

    Studying at University While Still at School

    In the Fall Semester of 2018, UZH will launch a pilot project giving high school students the opportunity to study at the University. The initiative was announced by UZH President Michael Hengartner in a press conference. More …

  • Order of Merit

    UZH Virus Researcher Honored

    Karin Mölling, professor emerita of virology at UZH, has been awarded the Cross of Merit (First Class) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. More …

  • Chemistry Days

    The Energy of the Future

    They're young and interested in learning about the energy of the future: 40 high school students were given the opportunity to explore the chemistry laboratories at UZH last week. Some impressions can be seen in the video below (in German). More …

  • Digitalization

    Democracy under Pressure

    The 10th edition of the Aarau Democracy Days is dedicated among other things to looking into the effects of digitalization on democracy. In his essay, UZH political science scholar Uwe Serdült discusses the potential of digitalization to change our day-to-day political life. He makes the case for using the opportunities of digital democracy in a constructive way. More …

  • Gender Equality

    Equal Pay at UZH

    When it comes to salary, UZH treats men and women virtually the same. This is one of the findings of an analysis of over 9,400 sets of data carried out by the Human Resources Office. More …

  • Society

    On Feeling at Home and Citizens' Rights

    The exhibition "Zürcher!nnen machen" examines what being a "Zürcher" actually means. The question was also the fiercely debated topic of a panel discussion. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    Wormholes and the Cradle of Modernity

    Screws, glasses, printing: The inventions of the Renaissance triggered a dramatic surge in development. Will digitalization have a comparable impact on modern society? Historian Bernd Roeck and physicist Titus Neupert debated the question at UZH’s Talk im Turm podium discussion. More …

  • Debate

    The Conflicts around Data Protection

    Research requires more and more data, while data protection rules exist to protect the privacy of the people involved. Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger, epidemiologist Milo Puhan, and data protection delegate Robert Weniger came together to discuss conflicts arising from these contradictory needs. More …

  • Campus

    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    UZH student Luca Baltensperger rowed across the Atlantic as part of the “Swiss Mocean” team. No mean feat, with about a million rowing strokes over 4,700 kilometers. More …

  • Film Studies

    Utopian Cinema

    Movies such as Blade Runner paint a grim picture of the future. Positive utopias, hardly ever seen in entertainment cinema, have found a home in documentaries. Film studies scholar Simon Spiegel tells us why. More …

  • Japanese Studies

    Water Clocks and Eternity

    Medieval Japan wasn’t a pre-modern timeless paradise, says Raji C. Steineck. The Japanese studies scholar is examining the nature of time and researching how time is perceived in the land of the rising sun. More …

  • Psychology

    Sleepless Nights

    According to a study by psychiatrist Wulf Rössler, almost 30 percent of people in Zurich have problems sleeping. The main cause is stress. More …

  • Anthropology

    Tailing Apes

    Anthropologist Carel van Schaik has spent years observing orangutans and tackling the major questions of human evolution. He finds new answers to them time and time again. More … 2 Comments

  • Philosophy

    “The freedom of thought appealed to me”

    The first-ever Zurich Philosophy Festival kicks off next week. The theme: “Me, Me, Me.” We spoke to the man behind the festival, UZH philosophy student Urs Siegfried. More …

  • Social Policy

    “Investment instead of insurance”

    Polarization in Swiss politics makes the country less able to reform, says political scientist Silja Häusermann. She wants to see a welfare state that helps people to stay in the employment market. More …