Strategic Principles

A Compass for UZH

The University of Zurich is the largest and most diverse university in Switzerland, with 26,000 students from all over the world and 9,000 employees in a variety of roles and disciplines. This diversity is one of the University of Zurich’s defining characteristics, and also one of its main strengths. For the different perspectives and subject areas to coexist, however, there must be a reliable “compass” that can show the way when it comes to answering fundamental questions.

The below Strategic Principles were approved by the Board of the University on 30 September 2019. They consist of 10 points that sum up the central ideas and values with which UZH identifies. The principles complement UZH’s mission statement by focusing on areas that are particularly significant from a strategic viewpoint.