About Us

Internationally renowned for its excellency in research and teaching, the University of Zurich is part of a dynamic worldwide network. In collaboration with others, UZH tackles global challenges and strives for a positive impact on societies around the world.

Global Affairs facilitates and supports opportunities for the wider UZH community to engage in global dialogues and collaboration with partner universities, networks and other relevant international stakeholders. Our aim is to increase UZH’s global impact through network and outreach activities, and thus embed a truly global mindset within our community.




Head Global Affairs

Katja Durkin

Phone: +41 44 634 65 01

Email: katja.durkin-sommerhalder@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Deputy Head Global Affairs

Priska Feichter

Phone: +41 44 634 44 18

Email: priska.feichter@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu


Back Office Management


Rebecca Engler (on maternity leave)

Phone: +41 44 634 41 57

Email: rebecca.engler@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu

Fabienne Rohner

Back Office Management


Fabienne Rohner (maternity cover for Rebecca Engler)

Phone: +41 44 634 41 57

Email: fabienne.rohner2@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri

Chantal Marquart

Project Manager


Chantal Marquart

Phone: +41 44 634 65 05

Email: chantal.marquart@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Global Dialogues


Team Lead Global Dialogues

Raphael Kunz

Phone: +41 44 634 44 04

Email: raphael.kunz@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri



Senior Project Manager Global Dialogues

Tiffany Merz-Cheok

Phone: +41 44 634 65 07

Email: tiffany.merz-cheok@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu

Viviane Gao

Project Manager Global Dialogues


Viviane Gao

Phone: +41 44 634 15 75

Email: viviane.gao@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Student Assistant Global Dialogues


Nina Steffen

Phone: +41 44 634 39 08

Email: nina.steffen@uzh.ch

Office Days: Mon afternoon, Wed morning, Thu


Global Networks


Team Lead Global Networks

Carmen Richard

Phone: +41 44 634 41 86

Email: carmen.richard@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Project Coordinator Una Europa


Valentina Manzato

Phone: +41 44 634 19 65


Office days: Mon-Fri


Project Officer Global Networks


Leslie Reinhard

Phone: +41 44 634 11 13

Email: leslie.reinhard@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu


Student Assistant Global Networks


Samira Zehtabchi

Phone: +41 44 634 14 67

Email: partnership@global.uzh.ch

Office days: Mon morning, Thu morning


Global Welcome


Team Lead Global Welcome

Priska Feichter

Phone: +41 44 634 44 18

Email: priska.feichter@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu

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Project Manager Global Welcome


Chantal Marquart

Phone: +41 44 634 65 05

Email: chantal.marquart@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Student Assistant Global Welcome


Zaher Ahmadi 

Phone: +41 44 634 65 12

Email: refugees@global.uzh.ch

Office days: Tue morning, Wed morning, Thu


Student Assistant Global Welcome


Synniva Müller

Phone: +41 44 634 39 29

Email: refugees@global.uzh.ch

Office days: Tue afternoon, Thu morning