In accordance with its founding principles, UZH views itself as an institution established “by the will of the people”. We are aware that public funding is a vital component of free research and teaching, recognizing our particular responsibility to use resources in a targeted, economical and sustainable way.
In addition, UZH seeks to diversify its financial base by acquiring competitive third-party funding and strengthening the UZH Foundation. Here, too, the protection of academic freedom and the responsible handling of resources are a matter of course.
When raising third-party funds, UZH maintains its full autonomy. Moreover, we ensure transparency with regard to the source and intended use of third-party funds. Information about UZH’s sources of funding, any conditions attached to the awarding of third-party funds as well as any outside professorial activities and interests is disclosed to the public.