The University has many cafeterias and café-bars which are also open to employees. There are usually three different prices – the price for students, the price for employees and the price for members of the public.
Most employees are entitled to a lunch check card which can be used as payment in over 8,000 participating restaurants all over Switzerland. The University of Zurich makes a contribution to employees’ lunch costs via the lunch check card.
Sports and Leisure
The Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) offers a range of exciting sports, providing the perfect way to unwind from work (membership currently costs CHF 210 per year, free for apprentices). The ASVZ quiet room in the University tower (city campus) provides space for rest and relaxation.
Relax Uniturm (in German)
Employees and up to three guests can get 15% off entry to Alpamare, Switzerland’s largest water park (on presentation of the staff ID card).
Hardware and Software
The Information Technology department offers Apple Macbooks and PC laptops of various brands for employees to purchase at low prices for private use.
Neptun: Laptops for Students, Employees and Alumni
PCs, Macs, laptops, printers and other equipment can also be purchased cheaply at studentenrabatt.ch.
Studyhouse sells software at reasonable prices:
Parking, Mobility Car-Sharing and Car Rental
Employees who need to use a car to get to work can request a parking permit. Parking spaces may be rented on a short-term basis or indefinitely (longer than three months). Parking spaces are allocated according to a list of priorities and, depending on the location, there may be a waiting list.
Employees can get special offers for the environmentally-friendly car-sharing service Mobility, as well as special rates at Europcar.
Mobility and Europcar
On the marketplace platform of UZH Alumni, employees can search for or place free adverts for reasonably priced accommodation.
The Housing Office UZH/ETH Zurich provides an accommodation search portal as well as information about living in Zurich.
Housing Office UZH/ETH Zurich