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  • UZH Welcomes University of Queensland Delegation to Strengthen Strategic Partnership

    UZH has welcomed a delegation from the University of Queensland, strengthening their strategic partnership established in 2021. The visit included the signing of an extension to the Memorandum of Understanding and the Student Exchange Agreement, emphasizing the enduring and robust partnership between the two institutions and their unwavering commitment to academic collaboration.

  • UZH President and Swedish Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser

    UZH Deepens Collaboration with Sweden

    UZH has long-standing relationships with several leading Swedish universities. On this occasion, UZH President Michael Schaepman welcomed Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser to UZH.

  • UZH Participates in EU Joint Degree Project

    The concept of a European Degree emerges from a rise in joint study programs initiated by European university alliances, featuring curricula from multiple universities and culminating in a joint qualification. In a recent interview conducted by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Annika Martin from UZH's Teaching Development Office provided valuable insight into the ED-AFFICHE pilot project. 

  • Exploring Digital Trust: UZH Contributes to the 2024 Swiss-Korean Innovation Week

    Since its inception in 2018, the Swiss-Korean Innovation Week has emerged as the annual flagship event of the Swiss Embassy to the Republic Korea. For the second consecutive year, researchers from UZH have taken center stage with their work on “Digital Trust” in the areas of blockchain and democracy studies.

  • UZH hosts the Indian Ambassador to discuss research and education partnerships

    To discuss initiatives strengthening collaborations in research, innovation and education with Indian partners, UZH welcomed Mridul Kumar, the Indian Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The visit underlines the good relations between India and Switzerland in the field of science and technology, which are also supported by a formal agreement signed in 2003.

  • Claudio Tessone, Professor of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, and a delegation from Japan's blockchain sector

    Japanese Delegation Explores Swiss Blockchain Innovations at UZH

    A high-level delegation from Japan's blockchain sector has visited UZH to learn about Switzerland's approach to blockchain policies and regulation. The delegation consisted of politicians and representatives of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) and the Parliamentary Federation for Blockchain of the Japanese Parliament, highlighting the significant interest in Swiss blockchain initiatives.

  • Visit of the Newly Appointed Ambassador to Japan at UZH Enhances Bilateral Relations Between UZH and Japan

    Roger Dubach, an expert in digital legal issues and deputy director in the Directorate of International Law at FDFA in Bern, who is appointed Swiss Ambassador to Japan, held discussions on digital issues and on the higher education landscape in Switzerland and Japan.

  • FU Berlin and UZH Deepen Collaboration in Leadership Meeting

    This week, university leadership from Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and the University of Zurich (UZH) met in Zurich to deepen their strategic partnership and explore new opportunities for cooperation. The meeting served as an important platform for reviewing current developments at the University of Zurich, fostering an open dialog on regional studies, and discussing responsible internationalization.

  • UZH Joins Una Europa's Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program in European Studies

    The University of Zurich (UZH) is set to embark on a significant academic journey by joining the Una Europa Joint Bachelor of Arts in European Studies (BAES) from 2025. This initiative aims to provide students with a holistic educational experience that embraces various European cultures and academic fields.

  • On a Mission for Biodiversity Partnerships

    U.S. institutions are among UZH's most important partners in research and development. To foster academic exchange, the President visited important cooperation partners with a group of scientists. The thematic focus was on the areas of global change and biodiversity.

  • 2024 iPS Symposium: A Swiss-Japanese Dialogue on Stem Cell Research and Applications

    The iPS Symposium 2024 at UZH has brought together leading researchers and industry specialists from Switzerland and Kyoto University in Japan to discuss advancements and future prospects in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS). These cells have a significant potential for regenerative medicine and therapeutic applications.

  • Building Bridges across the Atlantic: UZH's Visit to the University of Maryland

    A UZH delegation, led by UZH President Michael Schaepman, has visited the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in Washington D.C. The objective of the visit was to expand research collaborations in the areas of biodiversity, environmental ethics, remote sensing, and sustainability.

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    UZH Experts Explore the Complexities of Migration and Governance at Swissnex Event in Shanghai

    During the “China Crossroads” lecture series at Swissnex in Shanghai, UZH researchers Lena Kaufmann and Daniel Kübler presented their perspectives on the complexities of rural migration in China and the state of democracy in the world. 

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    British Ambassador’s Visit to UZH Strengthens Ties in Research, Innovation and Education

    The visit of British Ambassador James Squire has reinforced the academic and research bonds between the UK and UZH.

  • Seminar Series on Transnational Organized Crime: A University of Queensland–UZH Success Story

    The “Transnational Organized Crime” seminar series, addressing Bachelor and Master students, and jointly organized by UZH, the University of Queensland, and the University of Vienna, has successfully concluded.

  • WHO's Chief Scientist Addresses Global Health Challenges at UZH

    UZH maintains close ties with the World Health Organization. In a speech at UZH, the WHO’s chief scientist Sir Jeremy Farrar appealed for more social cohesion. For Farrar, universities have an important role to play here.

  • The State of Democracy in the World – a Swiss perspective: UZH’s Daniel Kübler at Swiss Embassy Roundtable in Canberra

    Daniel Kübler, Professor of Democracy and Public Governance at UZH and Co-Director of the Swiss Center for Democracy Studies, shared insights into the most recent “World of Referendums” report with Australian interlocutors over breakfast at the Swiss Embassy in Canberra, Australia.  

  • UZH Welcomes Baden-Württemberg and Zurich to Strengthen Research Partnership

    UZH has hosted the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a formal agreement outlining the cooperative framework between the German state Baden-Württemberg and the Canton of Zurich. 

  • University Autonomy is a Valuable Asset

    At Una Europa’s first public discussion in Switzerland, the leaders of the universities of Zurich, Leiden and Edinburgh were all in agreement: the academic, organizational and financial independence of universities must be fiercely defended against attempts to exert external influence.

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    UZH and Sony Explore Space Research Opportunities at Innovation Park Zurich

    UZH President Michael Schaepman and UZH Space Hub representatives met with Sony's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hiroaki Kitano, and Strategic Planning Manager, Matthias Frey, to discuss potential collaborations in space technology and science.

  • From Davos to the World: UZH's Contributions and Insights to the WEF 2024

    The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024, held from 15 to 19 January 2024 under the theme “Rebuilding Trust”, marked a significant milestone for global collaboration and innovation. Known for conversations about global issues, the 54th Annual Meeting saw active participation from UZH, contributing to this year's summit.

  • UZH Exhibition Spotlights Biodiversity in Shanghai

    Research meets art: UZH is currently presenting the "Mirror of Nature: Biodiversity through the Lens of Technology and Art" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai.

  • Una Europa – What’s the Story?

    “Ag tōgāil ollscoil don todhchaī” – this is Irish and stands for “building the university of the future”. Representatives of UZH, together with members of ten other universities have gathered to work towards this goal at the biannual Una Europa General Assembly, hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD).

  • Navigating Research Assessment: Insights from the LERU Research Policy Group Meeting

    The LERU Research Policy Group focuses on research and innovation policy matters. In its recent meeting hosted by the University of Zurich, the group addressed the implications of participating in the "Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment" (CoARA), an initiative that was fromed in 2022 to reform research evolution.

  • UZH in the Una.Resin Project: Advancing European Research Collaboration

    UZH has successfully concluded its participation in Una.Resin, a significant three-year project that started in February 2021 with EU funding.

  • The State of Asia 2023: Keynote Address at UZH

    What is the current “State of Asia”? Singaporean Diplomat and Academic Bilahari Kausikan delivered his insights in a compelling keynote address that was held at UZH in collaboration with Asia Society Switzerland.

  • Encouraging Mutually Beneficial Collaboration: UZH Welcomes Universitas Gadjah Mada

    The University of Zurich is delighted to host Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), the newest member to the university network Universitas 21. During the visit, the two universities discussed ways to build on the institutions’ similarities and existing links.

  • Time to act: UZH co-organizes Indo-Swiss AMR Innovation Dialogue

    A team of Swiss and Indian researchers active in the research of antimicrobial resistance has initiated the Indo-Swiss AMR Innovation Dialogue. Supported by Swissnex in India, the vision is to identify areas of collaboration and find common ground for innovative projects.

  • UZH's Ning Wang Explores AI's Impact on Cities at Swissnex Event & Swissnex’s 2024 Open Call

    How is AI influencing urban life? During the public event “Cities in the Age of AI: Digital Twins or Digital Fiends”, hosted by Swissnex in San Francisco and held in collaboration with ETH, UZH researcher Ning Wang, presented her insights into the ethical and technological dimensions of AI's impact on urban development. 

  • Photo of Professor Jochen Menges, Director of the UZH Center for Leadership in the Future of Work

    Shaping the Future of Work: UZH at the China-Europe Talent Forum 2023

    Companies are redefining where, when, and how they work, while looking to retain the best possible candidates in a contested talent pool. The China-Europe Talent Forum 2023 brought together experts at the intersection of research, education, business and technology, including UZH President Michael Schaepman and Jochen Menges, UZH expert for leadership in the future of work.

  • Photo of UZH President Michael Schaepman and President of the Peking University, Prof. Gong Qihuang

    Exchange Between Peking University and UZH

    UZH maintains robust connections with Chinese universities and research institutes through international networks and bilateral collaborations. It was an honor to host a delegation led by Prof. Qihuang Gong, President of Peking University (PKU), to UZH. The visit aimed to explore opportunities for strengthening existing collaborations.

  • Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Future – Insights from the Una Europa Staff Week

    Diversity and Inclusion took center stage a group of over 50 dedicated Human Resources and Professional Staff members representing the 11 Una Europa Universities convened at the University of Bologna for the Una Europa Staff Week.

  • UZH Researchers Join the Annual Meeting of the WEF Global Future Councils in Dubai

    UZH researchers, Ning Wang and Adrian Künzler, participated in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils, which took place from 16 to 18 October 2023 in Dubai. 

  • UZH Scientists Contribute to Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium

    The Swiss-Korean Life Science Initiative recently hosted its 10th symposium in Seoul, featuring two UZH researchers who shared insights into the latest developments in cancer treatment and the study of childhood brain disorders. With sessions on gene-based diagnostics, future therapeutics, and cognitive enhancement, the Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium 2023 offered a wealth of life science knowledge, fostering exchange between Korean and Swiss scientists. 

  • Photo of Christian Schwarzenegger, Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Affairs at UZH

    UZH at the Switzerland-Japan Economic Forum

    Government, academic and business leaders from Japan and Switzerland gathered at the Switzerland-Japan Economic Forum 2023 in Tokyo to explore the critical role of innovation promotion. UZH Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger shared his expertise on the Swiss ecosystem and the UZH Innovation Hub, a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at Switzerland’s largest university.

  • Improving Healthcare: Analyzing Individuals' Everyday Environments through Real-World Data

    What if we used the data from our smart watches paired with artificial intelligence to improve healthy aging? This novel approach was presented at the UZH Healthy Longevity Center by Visiting Fellow Dr. Kana Eguchi from the University of Kyoto (KU).

  • Unlocking Plant Mysteries: UZH Global Funding Scheme Facilitates Breakthrough Plant Research

    In an ongoing project funded by the UZH Global Strategy and Partnership Funding Scheme, an international team of researchers from UZH, in partnership with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo, has pioneered a method to show how plants respond to changes in their environments.

  • Photo of Professor Huang, Representative of the Delegation culturally et économique de Taipei in Bern, and Professor Katharina Michaelowa, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

    UZH Renews Memorandum of Understanding on the "Taiwan Studies Project"

    Representatives of the Délégation culturelle et économique de Taipei in Bern visited UZH to renew a Memorandum of Understanding.

  • UZH Welcomes Leading Research Universities at U21 Researcher Engagement Meeting

    The University of Zurich (UZH) is hosting the first-ever U21 Researcher Engagement Meeting. This event provides a forum for UZH and the Universitas 21 (U21) network, an international network of research-intensive universities, to refine strategies and enhance research collaboration impact.

  • Photo of UZH President Michael Schaepman and Ambassador Iryna Venediktova

    Japan Lecture Series: Princess Akiko of Mikasa Explores Art and Art Education

    What is it like to be a member of the Japanese imperial household and a scholar in art history at the same time? Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa spoke about this question as well as her research focus on reproduction of mural wall paintings with Buddhist icons during the latest edition of the Japan Lecture Series, organized by the Europe Institute at the University of Zurich and the Swiss-Japanese Society.

  • UZH and University of Glasgow Symposium: Advancing Organoid Research

    UZH and the University of Glasgow jointly hosted a symposium in synthetic biology.

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    UZH Welcomes Chilean Ambassador to Kawésqar Cultural Exhibition in Zurich

    Chilean Ambassador to Switzerland, Frank Tressler, and a delegation of the Kawésqar people attended the Official Ceremony of the "Ko Aswál – The Next Day" exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of UZH.

  • Photo of UZH President Michael Schaepman and Ambassador Elizabeth Louisa Day

    UZH and Australia: Strengthening Ties in Research and Education

    The Australian Ambassador to Switzerland, Elizabeth Louisa Day, met with UZH President Michael Schaepman. Australian universities belong to the most important research and education partners of UZH.

  • Photo of UZH President Michael Schaepman and Ambassador Iryna Venediktova

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Switzerland Visits UZH

    UZH President Michael Schaepman met with Her Excellency Iryna Venediktova, Ambassador of Ukraine to Switzerland. Since Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, UZH has been providing support for war-affected researchers and students.

  • Front view of Universitas Gadjah Mada by night

    Indonesian Universitas Gadjah Mada joins U21 network

    The international university network Universitas 21 is growing: Universitas Gadjah Mada, one of the leading research-focused universities in Indonesia, becomes a member as of 1 August 2023.

  • UZH and UniGE Unite for Swiss Leadership & Diversity Summit

    UZH and UniGE recently held a collaborative "Swiss Leadership & Diversity" summit at UZH. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from various fields, the two-day event aimed to explore the interaction of diversity and leadership.

  • New Human Rights Double Master’s Degree with Strasburg University

    UZH’s Faculty of Law has partnered with France's prestigious Université de Strasbourg to offer a comprehensive, English-taught, Double Degree Master's program with a strong focus on human rights. 

  • UZH Welcomes a Delegation of the Royal Thai Embassy in Switzerland

    Christian Schwarzenegger, Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information, and further UZH representatives met with His Excellency Mr. Chittipat Tongprasroeth, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Switzerland.

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    UZH Researcher Ning Wang at WEF’s "Summer Davos" Meeting in China

    Ning Wang, ethicist and political scientist at UZH's Digital Society Initiative, has participated in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) “14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2023” in China.

  • UZH Alumni Network Expands: Vancouver Chapter Launches

    UZH Alumni Vancouver Chapter has officially launched, marking an exciting milestone in the global network of UZH alumni. 

  • START! Study: End-of-Term Gathering for UZH’s Refugee Integration Program

    Participants of the “START! Study – University Integration Program at UZH” have gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the academic year 2022/2023. The program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition for refugees into Swiss higher education. 

  • Healthy Aging – Visiting Fellow from the University of Queensland Offers Interesting Perspective

    Professor Nancy Pachana is a visiting fellow from the University of Queensland (UQ), an important strategic partner of the University of Zurich. During her stay at the University of Zurich, she was based at the Healthy Aging Longevity Center (UCL), where she offered her expertise and perspective on Healthy Aging.

  • UZH Welcomes Delegation from Antai College of Economics and Management

    Representatives of the Antai College of Economics and Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University visited UZH, exploring possible pathways of future collaborations.

  • Inaugural Visit of Chinese Consul General to UZH

    The newly appointed Chinese Consul General to Zurich and Liechtenstein, Ms. Chen Yun, met with UZH President Michael Schaepman to discuss existing and potential future collaborations between universities in the People’s Republic of China and UZH.

  • UZH and ETH Meet with the Japanese Ambassador for a Trilateral Exchange

    The Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland, Yoshinori Fujiyama, paid a visit to Zurich’s university hub. The trilateral meeting with UZH President, Michael Schaepman, and his counterpart from ETH, Joël Mesot, reflects the growing ties in education, research, and innovation between the two largest Swiss universities and Japanese research institutions.

  • Una Europa Discoveries: Insights and Achievements from the General Assembly in Leiden

    From 6 – 9 June 2023, the Una Europa family gathered at Universiteit Leiden for the alliance’s bi-annual General Assembly, this time themed “Una Europa Discoveries”. Many UZH colleagues participated in the various working meetings and networking events.

  • Open Call: Radically New Solutions for a More Sustainable Urban Future

    Swissnex in San Francisco, in celebration of their 20th anniversary, invites forward-thinking individuals in the fields of food, energy, and physical and digital cities from the UZH research community are invited to submit their projects for a program taking place from 7 to 9 November 2023, in San Francisco.

  • One year of Una Europa Membership

    One Year of Una Europa Membership – A Glance at What Has Been Done So Far

    This month, the university of Zurich celebrates its one-year anniversary of joining the University Alliance Una Europa. In this context, the Una Europa Community at the University of Zurich (“CommUNAty”) came together to look back on this first year of membership.

  • UZH Launches Pioneering One Health Institute in Europe

    Researchers from UZH, specializing in veterinary medicine, human medicine, and the natural sciences, have come together to establish Europe's inaugural university-based One Health Institute. Their collective mission is to explore the intricate connections between human, animal, and environmental health.

  • Foreign Minister of Iceland Visits UZH

    Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir recently visited the University of Zurich (UZH) for a bilateral exchange with Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis and other Swiss representatives. UZH, known as the birthplace of the "Council of Europe" and Winston Churchill's historic Zurich Speech, was chosen as the ideal meeting location.

  • Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin during his visit at the Swiss Korean Innovation Week

    UZH Participates in Swiss-Korean Innovation Week

    UZH presented pioneering projects in digital conservation and blockchain technologies at this year's Swiss-Korean Innovation Week in Seoul. 

  • UZH Hosts Conference to Promote Anticipatory Science Diplomacy

    The University of Zurich (UZH) recently hosted the Swiss Anticipation Day of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), emphasizing the significance of anticipatory science and diplomacy in creating sustainable solutions to global challenges. 

  • Group picture of the delegation of Israeli academic leaders

    Enabling Leadership in Academia

    Higher Education Institutions in Switzerland and around the globe are facing considerable societal, technological, and political challenges. UZH welcomed a delegation of academic leaders from Israel to discuss possible solutions to these challenges, foster collaboration, and facilitate knowledge sharing. 

  • Advancing International Collaboration: UZH and KU Leuven Announce Strategic Partnership

    UZH and KU Leuven have expanded their existing partnership. The two universities signed a strategic partnership agreement on 13 May 2023 to further deepen their collaboration on all levels. 

  • Europe’s Top Research Universities Gather at UZH

    Europe's leading research universities have united at UZH for the Rectors' Assembly of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), fostering partnerships and tackling critical issues in European research.

  • SDG Awards Recognize Academic Contributions to Sustainable Development Goals

    The UZH Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics, for the second time, celebrated outstanding scholarly achievements at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels that contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UZH Global Affairs Visit to Swiss Embassy in Australia

    UZH Strengthens Partnerships with Australian Institutions and Stakeholders during Sydney Visit

    UZH Global Affairs recently visited Sydney to reconnect with alumni, partners, exchange students, and Swiss stakeholders, marking the first visit in almost four years. 

  • UZH President welcomed Ambassador Keum from the Korean Embassy at UZH

    UZH and Korea Discuss Deepening Collaboration

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Republic of Korea. UZH welcomed Ambassador Chang Rok Keum on its premises to explore the potential for deepening the existing collaboration between UZH and Korea.

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    Ning Wang and Adrian Künzler Nominated as Members of WEF Global Future Councils

    UZH proudly announces the nomination of Ning Wang and Adrian Künzler as members of World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Councils. This prestigious recognition highlights their expertise and contributions to their respective fields. 

  • Connecting UZH and the World in Education, Research and Innovation

    UZH and Swissnex have signed a new mandate agreement that will shape their collaboration in promoting education, research, and innovation worldwide, while fostering international exchange and networks.

  • "Let's Continue to Stand Together for Democracy"

    On his inaugural visit to UZH, US Ambassador Scott C. Miller highlighted the shared values of Switzerland and the USA as sister republics as well as the importance of the longstanding relationship in international politics, academia and beyond.

  • UZH and University of Geneva Researchers Present a Call to Action for Health Data Management in Crises

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the healthcare system, particularly in the use of data for decision-making. To prepare for future crises, a joint research team from UZH and the University of Geneva presented an innovative health data management approach to members of the Swiss Parliament.

  • Zurich-Tokyo Science Evening – The Future of Law in the Age of AI and Digital Platforms

    Can AI be safely used in medicine? How do we ensure intellectual property rights when using AI? UZH researchers discussed pressing questions with Japanese academic leaders, scientists, and policymakers at the Swiss embassy in Tokyo mid-March.

  • Kyoto University and UZH Strengthen Their Strategic Partnership

    What can artificial intelligence contribute to improve medical diagnoses? This was one of the topics of the joint symposium of UZH and Kyoto University, which ended successfully yesterday.

  • Fostering Exchange on Digitalization: Indian Journalists and Academic Policy Makers Visit UZH

    Digital governance, digital self-determination and digital health: Indian media representatives and academic policy makers visited UZH to learn more about UZH's Digital Society Initiative.

  • South Korean media delegation visits UZH

    On the occasion of 60 years of Swiss-Korean bilateral relations, a group of South-Korean journalists visited UZH. They gained an insight into the multifaceted research of the largest university in Switzerland.

  • Swiss Embassy in Japan

    Call for Applications: Academic Internship at Embassy of Switzerland in Australia

    The Embassy of Switzerland in Australia is hiring! The internship is paid, full time, and lasts for 12 months starting mid-June 2023.

  • UZH integral part of new vision for transnational university collaboration

    The European Higher Education sector is moving towards an unprecedented transnational university collaboration as a Europe-wide consortium of six university alliances has secured the European Commission’s support for the European Degree label. As a member of Una Europa, the University of Zurich is an integral part of it.

  • UZH hosts EU delegation

    UZH welcomed ambassadors and representatives from EU embassies to Switzerland on its premises. The EU delegation held its regular meeting and later met with UZH President Michael Schaepman and Zurich’s Minister of Education, Silvia Steiner.

  • Exploring further opportunities for collaboration with the University of Tokyo

    UZH has longstanding relationships with universities in Japan. It was therefore an honor to welcome Prof. Teruo Fuji, President of the University of Tokyo, and members of his staff to UZH at the end of January to explore opportunities for a deeper collaboration with the University of Tokyo.

  • Prestigious SNSF Sinergia grant for scientists from UZH and the University of Queensland

    Professor Abraham Bernstein and partners from UZH and the University of Queensland have received a Sinergia grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) totaling 2,4 million Swiss Francs for their interdisciplinary project. 

  • UZH PhD candidate among winners of U21 Three Minutes Thesis Global Competition

    Exciting news for the University of Zurich, as Emilio Dal Re – PhD candidate in economics – achieves global visibility as "Highly Commended" prize winner of the Universitas 21 Three Minutes Thesis Global Competition.

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    U21 Senior Leaders gather at UZH for informal exchange

    Senior Leaders and the Management team of the global network Universitas 21 gathered at the University of Zurich for an informal Get-Together to discuss the future of Higher Ed.

  • UZH students are intived to represent Switzerland at the United Nations Conference Centre for the Global Green Summit 2022 and Global Peace Summit 2023

    Humanitarian Affairs is a UN affiliated organisation which creates youth empowerment events and programs aiming that young people may lead the change in building a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world.

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    SNSF strengthens partnership with Israeli funding organisation

    SNSF and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU). The agreement marks the start of a long-term cooperation between the two funding organizations.

  • Switching Perspectives: Intercultural Communication and (Digital) Cross-Cultural Collaboration

    Full scholarships available for online courses of Freie Universität Berlin

    Freie Universität Berlin offers scholarships for their Continuing Education Program in Fall 2022.

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    Call for Applications: Academic Internship at Embassy of Switzerland in Japan

    The Embassy of Switzerland in Japan is hiring!

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    Swissnex visits UZH's NCCR Evolving Language

    Earlier this month we had the opportunity to help facilitate the visit of a delegation from Swissnex at UZH's NCCR Evolving Language.

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    "International Relations Office" becomes "Global Affairs"

    To reflect the aspiration of UZH’s global vision, the former “International Relations Office” is changing its name to “Global Affairs”.

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    EuroScience Open Forum 2022

    This year the city of Leiden (Netherlands) as European City of Science will host the 10th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum.

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    Call for Proposals 2021: Joint Seed Money Funding of University of Zurich – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    With the goal of facilitating cooperation in the framework of their strategic partnership, University of Zurich (UZH) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) have established a joint seed money funding scheme.

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    Strategic Partnerships: Governance Meeting with Freie Universität Berlin

    On 1 September 2021, the Presidents and VPs of Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and University of Zurich (UZH) as well as researchers and staff of both universities met in Berlin. 

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    First Project Call of the DIZH Innovation Program

    The Digitalisation Initiative of the Canton of Zurich (DIZH) aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Canton of Zurich as a location for research and development. 

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    Call for Applications: UZH Digital Society Initiative Excellence Program

    The Digital Society Initiative (DSI) starts the second round of its Excellence Program at the University of Zurich in the fall semester 2021. PhD candidates from around the world are invited to apply.

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    Call for applications: Joint Seed Money Funding UZH – UNIGE

    Since mid-December 2017 the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva are officially strategic partners. In this context, a Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Teaching between the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva is launched once a year with funding of up to CHF 60'000 per project.

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Call for Proposals 2020: Joint Seed Money Funding of University of Zurich – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    With the goal of facilitating cooperation in the framework of their strategic partnership, University of Zurich (UZH) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) have established a joint seed money funding scheme.

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    Christian Simm joins UZH as the new Head of the International Relations Office

    In August Christian Simm, the founder of the Swiss swissnex network in the United States, took over as the Head of the International Relations Office. In this interview he explains why he believes UZH could be doing a lot to gain greater international influence and recognition.

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    The University of Zurich and Kyoto University are entering into a strategic partnership

    The University of Zurich and Kyoto University are entering into a strategic partnership. Japan’s second-oldest university and UZH are stepping up their cooperation in research and teaching and increasing efforts to support junior academics.

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    Education without Borders – UZH International Summer Schools

    The UZH International Summer Schools for Bachelor’s and Master’s students from around the world are taking place for the third time. This year they are taking place entirely online. Students from 54 different universities will learn about Switzerland, blockchain and more.

  • Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    The University of Zurich and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    Joining Forces: The University of Zurich and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin are entering into a strategic partnership. This will enable Zurich and Berlin to step up cooperation in medical research and teaching. The first joint priority area is digitalization in medicine.

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