The University of Zurich organizes occasional events on current topics of interest to society in order to open up the scholarly discourse around the issues to interested members of the public.
The right to free speech is the lifeblood not just of the academy but of democratic society in general. In this lecture series on who gets to speak and who doesn't, UZH aims to illuminate the rules and question marks around free speech from a variety of contrasting perspectives and in different formats – and in the process get into conversation with all interested parties from inside and outside the university.
Lecture Series: "Wer darf bei uns reden?" (in German)
On 9 January, K. Alex Müller, an award-winning researcher and dedicated teacher, died at the age of 95. The eminent physicist was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics with J. Georg Bednorz for the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity. K. Alex Müller was both a professor at the University of Zurich and a fellow at the IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon. UZH and IBM Research are jointly honoring his work and person at a symposium on 21 September 2023.
Symposium to Commemorate Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist K. Alex Müller
The higher the career stage in academia, the lower the proportion of women. Dubbed the “leaky pipeline”, this phenomenon has been a matter of concern to the University of Zurich for a long time. Why is UZH losing highly qualified and academically inclined young women, particularly during and after their PhDs? Which support measures are effective, and which aren’t? To answer these questions, the Executive Board of the University commissioned a study on the leaky pipeline topic. This study yielded some surprising findings, which will be discussed at a panel discussion on 15 June at 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Follow-Up Study on the Leaky Pipeline Phenomenon (in German)