Newest Articles Archive Campus 2016 16 articles

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …