Memberships and cooperations

The University of Zurich is involved with various national and international committees and organizations (listed in alphabetical order):

European University Association (EUA)

The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 46 European countries.

Greater Zurich Area

The Greater Zurich Area is Switzerland’s business center and the location of numerous international companies. Zurich is a leading financial center. It has been ranked several times as the city with the highest quality of life in the world.

International Association of Universities (IAU)

IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions.

Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH)

IBH is an association of 24 universities from Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland.

League of European Research Universities (LERU)

Group of European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
LERU Membership

Life Science Zurich

The project «Life Science Zurich» is a joint initiative of the University of Zurich and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) aimed at creating a stronger network for researchers in the field of life sciences.

Magna Charta Observatory

The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and the European University Association (EUA).

Rectors' Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (swissuniversities)

In 2015, the universities, universities of applied sciences, and universities of teacher education in Switzerland merged their various rectors' conferences (CRUS, KFH and COHEP) into "swissuniversities", a new representive body for Swiss Higher Education Institutions. swissuniversities works to strengthen and enhance collaboration among Swiss institutions of higher education and promotes a common voice on educational issues in Switzerland.

Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions

The Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions is the highest political body in Swiss higher education. Its constitutional duty is the coordination of higher education policy at the cantonal and federal levels. The Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions meets as a plenary assembly and as a higher education council. (in German)

Swiss School of Public Health + (SSPH+)

The Foundation Swiss School of Public Healthplus is the national coordinating body for the promotion of postgraduate university education and the research in the fields of public health and health economics.

Systems X

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology of the Universitites Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.

Universitas 21

A global network of 25 research-intensive universities collaborating on researcher engagement, educational innovation, student experience, and general matters related to international higher education.
Universitas 21 Membership

University Medicine Zurich

University Medicine Zurich is an initiative by UZH, ETH Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich set up to support the three institutions in research and training where foundational subjects in medicine, natural sciences, technical matters, clinical research and medical

Wyss Translational Center Zurich

Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, established to foster translational research in the fields of regenerative medicine and robotic technologies.