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Global Affairs

Be a Global Thinker and Shaper

If you work, teach, do research or study at the University of Zurich and want to spend some time at a university abroad, you are considered one of our "Global Thinkers and Shapers". 

As the largest comprehensive Swiss university, UZH plays a pivotal role in setting a strong example of active engagement in tertiary education in the national higher education sector. UZH encourages its students and staff to be internationally mobile and experience other contexts. Evidence has demonstrated that an international experience provides not only a key opportunity to learn languages and intercultural skills, but also adds to increasingly important transversal skills, such as problem solving, resilience or effective communication.

UZH fosters outgoing mobility of its whole community on every level:

Outgoing UZH PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers

Are you interested in a research stay or field research abroad or are you planning to participate in international activities? Learn more about various support structures at the University of Zurich for young researchers to gain international experience.

UZH PhDs and Postdoctoral Researchers

Outgoing UZH Staff (Staff Mobility)

Do you want to strengthen your skills, develop an international network and gain new perspectives by spending some time at a european partner institution? Staff mobility offers a great chance for UZH teaching instructors and administrative staff to share experiences and learn from peers at a partner institution abroad. Learn more about the application procedure and deadlines.

Staff Mobility

Outgoing UZH Students

Are you looking for an opportunity to spend some time during your studies abroad and gain international experience? Learn more about possible exchange programs or traineeships. Global Student Experience (GSE) support UZH students in their endeavours to go abroad during their studies.

UZH Students

Weiterführende Informationen

Contact for UZH Students and Staff

Global Student Experience

Contact for PhD Travel Grants

Graduate Campus

Contact for Research Funding

UZH Grants Office

Sustainable Traveling

Recognizing the importance of sustainable travel, UZH has established guidelines to help choose the most eco-friendly transportation options when travel is necessary:

For UZH Staff: Traveling Abroad

If you plan to travel abroad for research, work or study, you will find useful resources here: