Newest Articles Archive Campus 2014 14 articles

  • Review

    Highlights of 2014

    Almost every day throughout 2014, UZH News reported on events at Switzerland’s largest university. We’d like to close the year with a review of some of the highlights. We’ll be back in January 2015 with more news items, reports and interviews – continuing the recent tradition of publishing articles in English as well as German. Happy holidays! More …

  • Wyss Translational Center Zurich

    Accelerated Translation

    Patron Hansjörg Wyss has donated USD 120 million to promote research in Zurich. UZH and ETH will use this money to found the Wyss Translational Center Zurich. The aim is to accelerate the development of innovations in areas such as regenerative medicine and robotics. Co-director Simon Hoerstrup explains the potential of the new center. More …

  • Neurosciences

    How blood vessels grow in the brain

    Thomas Wälchli’s goal is to curb the growth of brain tumours. In his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich, the ETH and the University Hospital, the physician examined how blood vessels develop in the brain, as this process also promotes tumour growth. More …

  • Computers for Research

    University of Zurich takes a stake in CSCS supercomputer

    The University of Zurich is entering into a research partnership with ETH Zurich and CSCS to make supercomputer Piz Dora available to its researchers. More …

  • Executive Board of the University

    Inspiring the Spirit of Discovery

    In February, Christoph Hock will succeed Daniel Wyler as Vice President for Medicine and Science. The Alzheimer’s researcher will be working to promote basic research and innovative medicine. More …

  • Student Exchange

    Tianjin University and UZH Join Forces

    At the start of the year, UZH chemistry professor Jay Siegel embarked on a venture at Tianjin University in China, where he will be active member of the teaching staff until 2017. He sees himself as a liaison between China and Switzerland, as Jay Siegel explains in an interview with UZH News. More …

  • ThinkSwiss

    Young Scientists Come to Switzerland

    The ThinkSwiss program run by the Swiss embassy in Washington, DC, enables students from the US and Canada to visit a Swiss university. Emily Raubach is one of the ThinkSwiss scholars. She has just finished three months doing research at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Computational Linguistics. More …

  • Asia Science Day

    Research in the Fast Lane

    Many countries in Asia are booming on both the economic and the scientific fronts. This is creating interesting opportunities for cooperation, including partnerships with Swiss researchers. The Asia Science Day at the University of Zurich was a chance for them to find out more. More …

  • Organizational Development project

    "Take Responsibility for the Whole Picture"

    The University of Zurich’s highest academic body, the Extended Executive Board, is to be given a broader base, and the administrative and technical staff is to be recognized as the University’s fourth body (Stand). These are some of the innovations proposed by the University’s Executive Board in connection with UZH’s Organizational Development project. In this interview, UZH President Michael Hengartner explains the ideas behind these proposals. More …

  • Internships abroad

    Global Ambassadors for UZH

    Graduates from UZH holding a Master’s degree can represent their alma mater around the globe – as a paid intern at a Swissnex office. Michelle Hufschmid, Elias Blum, and Niklaus Waldvogel report on their experiences. More …

  • Human and Veterinary Medicine

    North-South-Alliance for Health

    As part of its North-South Cooperation, the University of Zurich collaborates with Makerere University in Uganda. At the beginning of July, researchers from both universities convened at a symposium in Uganda, where they discussed existing and potential new projects in the fields of medicine and veterinary medicine. Jan Fehr, attending physician at UniversityHospital Zurich, reported on a study geared to improving the treatment of tuberculosis. More …

  • Zurich’s University District

    Once-In-A-Lifetime Project Starts to Take Shape

    Today, the Government Council of the Canton of Zurich and the Zurich City Council presented a master plan for Zurich’s central university district. The plan shows how the University of Zurich can continue to develop in the city’s center ‒ which augurs well for UZH’s goal of consolidating its teaching and research activities at its City and Irchel campuses. More …

  • Internationalization

    New Strategy for UZH’s Global Presence

    UZH is looking to step up its international networking and become more visible on the global stage. Vice President Andrea Schenker-Wicki took the initiative to develop UZH’s internationalization strategy. More …

  • Immigration Initiative

    «Scholars from All Over the World Are Welcome at UZH»

    In an interview with UZH News, President Michael Hengartner discusses the EU’s suspension of research agreements. Hengartner urges researchers to not throw in the towel, and advises them to keep applying for EU funding. More …