Mission Statement and Policies

Mission Statement

The University of Zurich pursues excellence in research and teaching, and delivers services to the general public. UZH's Mission Statement defines the identity, goals, and role of the University in academia and society.
Mission Statement

Strategic Principles

The more diverse a university, the more important it becomes to agree on common principles. UZH has developed a set of Strategic Principles that define 10 core concerns for its future development.
Strategic Principles

Quality Development

The University of Zurich is committed to achieving the highest standard of quality in all its activities. The University’s quality assurance and development system is based on complete quality management cycles, funding measures, the guarantee of an excellent overall environment and the systematic alignment of central and decentral measures.
Quality Development

Transparency

The University of Zurich realizes its responsibility and discloses information about third-party funded projects, endowed professorships and outside professional activities and interests of its professors to the public.
Third-Party Funded Projects
Endowed Professorships
Outside Professional Activities and Interests (on the website of the Professorships Department)

Internationalization Strategy

As an internationally renowned research and teaching institution, the University of Zurich forms part of a dynamic global network.
Internationalization Strategy

Leadership and Management Principles

The Leadership and Management Principles have been developed on the basis of UZH’s mission statement and strategic goals to achieve a common understanding of leading at the UZH. They are aimed at all members of UZH’s academic or administrative staff who hold a leadership position or management function.
Leadership and Management Principles

Diversity Policy: Promoting, Practicing, and Benefiting from Diversity

The University of Zurich is committed to the promotion of diversity and prevention of discrimination and embraces diversity as a core value. UZH supports diversity-friendly and inclusive research, teaching, studies, academic self-organization, and administration.
Diversity Policy

Gender Policy Code of Conduct

The University of Zurich is strongly committed to values and policies supporting equal opportunities for women and men. On 20 March 2006, the Executive Board of the University resolved to enforce the Gender Policy Code of Conduct.
Gender Policy Code of Conduct

Protection against Sexual Harassment

All staff and students should treat each other with respect. A  friendly and relaxed personal interaction is and should be a normal part of everyday life at the University. Nevertheless, the  regulations to ensure protection against sexual harassment stipulate unequivocally that sexual harassment is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Protection against Sexual Harassment

Sustainability

The University of Zurich is committed to systematically expanding its contribution to local and global sustainability.
Sustainability

Disability Statement

The University of Zurich is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all staff and students, including those with disabilities.
Website Disability Office
Disability Statement (PDF, 230 KB)

House Regulations

The house regulations apply in all buildings and throughout the grounds of the University of Zurich, and all users of these buildings (students, employees, visitors, external service providers etc.) must abide by the rules contained therein. They contain the ground rules that enable all UZH staff, students, and other users to coexist in a safe, sustainable, fit-for-purpose, and socially acceptable way.
House Regulations