Previous Presidents of the University of Zurich

S = summer semester; W = winter semester; F = spring semester; H = fall semester

  Name Faculty Inauguration End of term
1 Oken, Lorenz Faculty of Science S 1833 W 1834
2 Rettig, Heinrich Christian Michael Faculty of Theology S 1835 W 1835
3 von Löw, Karl Ludwig Faculty of Law S 1836 W 1837
4 Arnold, Friedrich Faculty of Medicine S 1838 W 1838
5 von Pommer, Christoph Friedrich Faculty of Medicine S 1839 W 1839
6 Bobrik, Eduard Faculty of Arts S 1840 W 1841
7 Hitzig, Ferdinand Faculty of Theology S 1842 W 1843
8 Bluntschli, Johann Caspar Faculty of Law S 1844 W 1845
9 Hasse, Carl Ewald Faculty of Medicine S 1846 W 1847
10 Löwig, Carl Jakob Faculty of Science S 1848 W 1849
11 Schweizer, Alexander Faculty of Theology S 1850 W 1851
12 Osenbrüggen, Eduard Faculty of Law S 1852 W 1853
13 Frey, Heinrich Faculty of Medicine S 1854 W 1855
14 Köchly, Hermann Faculty of Arts S 1856 W 1857
15 Hitzig, Ferdinand Faculty of Theology S 1858 W 1859
16 Osenbrüggen, Eduard Faculty of Law S 1860 W 1861
17 von Meyer, Hermann Faculty of Medicine S 1862 W 1863
18 Büdinger, Max Faculty of Arts S 1864 W 1865
19 Fritzsche, Otto Fridolin Faculty of Theology S 1866 W 1867
20 Regelsberger, Ferdinand Faculty of Law S 1868 W 1868
21 Osenbrüggen, Eduard Faculty of Law W 1868 W 1869
22 Gusserow, Adolf Faculty of Medicine S 1870 W 1871
23 von Wyss, Georg Faculty of Arts S 1872 W 1873
24 Biedermann, Aloys Emanuel Faculty of Theology S 1874 W 1875
25 Vogt, Gustav Faculty of Law S 1876 W 1877
26 Hermann Ludimar Faculty of Medicine S 1878 W 1879
27 Hug, Arnold Faculty of Arts S 1880 W 1881
28 Steiner, Heinrich Faculty of Theology S 1882 W 1883
29 Fick, Heinrich Faculty of Law S 1884 W 1885
30 Krönlein, Ulrich Faculty of Medicine S 1886 W 1887
31 Blümner, Hugo Faculty of Arts S 1888 W 1889
32 Schneider, Albert Faculty of Law S 1890 W 1891
33 Kesselring, Heinrich Faculty of Theology S 1892 W 1893
34 Wyss, Oskar Faculty of Medicine S 1894 W 1895
35 Meyer von Knonau, Gerold Faculty of Arts S 1896 W 1897
36 Lang, Arnold Faculty of Science S 1898 W 1899
37 Christ, Paul Faculty of Theology S 1900 W 1901
38 Cohn, Georg Faculty of Law S 1902 W 1903
39 Haab, Otto Faculty of Medicine S 1904 W 1905
40 Hitzig, Hermann Faculty of Arts S 1906 W 1907
41 Kleiner, Alfred Faculty of Science S 1908 W 1909
42 Meyer, Arnold Faculty of Theology S 1910 W 1911
43 Egger, August Faculty of Law S 1912 W 1913
44 Cloetta, Max Faculty of Medicine S 1914 W 1915
45 Zschokke, Erwin Faculty of Veterinary Medicine S 1916 W 1917
46 Vetter, Theodor Faculty of Arts S 1918 W 1919
47 Fueter, Rudolf Faculty of Science S 1920 W 1921
48 Hafter, Ernst Faculty of Law S 1922 W 1923
49 Bleuler, Eugen Faculty of Medicine S 1924 W 1925
50 Gauchat, Louis Faculty of Arts S 1926 W 1927
51 Ernst, Alfred Faculty of Science S 1928 W 1929
52 Köhler, Ludwig Faculty of Theology S 1930 W 1931
53 Fleiner, Fritz Faculty of Law S 1932 W 1933
54 von Meyenburg, Hanns Faculty of Medicine S 1934 W 1935
55 Bürgi, Oskar Faculty of Veterinary Medicine S 1936 W 1937
56 Howald, Ernst Faculty of Arts S 1938 W 1939
57 Niggli, Paul Faculty of Science S 1940 W 1941
58 Brunner, Emil Faculty of Theology S 1942 W 1943
59 Grossmann, Eugen Faculty of Economics S 1944 W 1945
60 Anderes, Ernst Faculty of Medicine S 1946 W 1947
61 Spoerri, Theophil Faculty of Arts S 1948 W 1949
62 Karrer, Paul Faculty of Science S 1950 W 1951
63 Gut, Walter Faculty of Theology S 1952 W 1953
64 Giacometti, Zaccaria Faculty of Law S 1945 W 1955
65 Fischer, Hans Faculty of Medicine S 1956 W 1957
66 Andres, Josef Faculty of Veterinary Medicine S 1958 W 1959
67 Straumann, Heinrich Faculty of Arts S 1960 W 1961
68 Hadorn, Ernst Faculty of Science S 1962 W 1963
69 Schweizer, Eduard Faculty of Theology S 1964 W 1965
70 Bickel, Wilhelm Faculty of Economics S 1966 W 1967
71 Töndury, Gian Faculty of Medicine S 1968 W 1969
72 Wehrli, Max Faculty of Arts S 1970 W 1971
73 Niggli, Alfred Faculty of Science S 1972 W 1973
74 Leuenberger, Robert Faculty of Theology S 1974 W 1975
75 Nef, Hans Faculty of Law S 1976 W 1977
76 Waser, Peter G. Faculty of Medicine S 1978 W 1979
77 Hilty, Gerold Faculty of Arts S 1980 W 1981
78 Meyer, Verena Faculty of Science S 1982 W 1983
79 Akert, Konrad Faculty of Medicine S 1984 W 1987
80 Schmid, Hans H. Faculty of Theology S 1988 W 1999
81 Weder, Hans Faculty of Theology S 2000 F 2008
82 Fischer, Andreas Faculty of Arts H 2008 H 2013
83 Jarren, Otfried (Rekor a.i.) Faculty of Arts H 2013 F 2014
84 Hengartner, Michael Faculty of Science F 2014