The wreckage of a collapsed building, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Earthquake in Turkey and in Syria

The University of Zurich and all its members are thinking of the families affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. We are supporting our students and staff from the affected regions wherever we can.

Requests from UZH members

Members of the UZH community can contact the Global Affairs Office with any questions or concerns.

Support for UZH members from UZH members

Associate professor Arpat Ozgul and postdoc Gözde Çilingir from the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies are assisting UZH students and staff directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake. They can be contacted by e-mail:

E-Mail Arpat Ozgul

E-Mail Gözde Çilingir

Aid for Earthquake Victims

Financial support helps people in Turkey and Syria to rebuild their lives as quickly as possible. Even a small donation can have a big impact. In Switzerland, Swiss Solidarity (“Glückskette”) and the Swiss Red Cross are collecting donations for earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey.
Website Swiss Solidarity
Website Swiss Red Cross 
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies