8. University and Society

UZH is an active participant in a vibrant, pluralistic society. We embrace and encourage cooperation between academia and all areas of social life, namely civil society, politics, business and culture. We shape the public discourse in particular by sharing our research findings. In the process, we address socially relevant topics and confront the social, cultural, economic and ecological challenges of the present.

UZH raises society’s awareness that diverse, free academic research and teaching are an important part of maintaining and developing a democratic, constitutional society that is committed to fundamental rights and international cooperation. The same applies to the complex cultural principles underpinning society.