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The University of Zurich is an active member of national and regional organizations and networks which strive for collective excellence in research, teaching, innovation and other important areas of higher education.

National Partnerships

Rectors' Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (swissuniversities)

"swissuniversities" is the representative body for Swiss Higher Education Institutions. The society works to strengthen and enhance collaboration among Swiss institutions of higher education and promotes a common voice on educational issues in Switzerland.
Website swissuniversities

Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions

The Swiss Conference of Higher Education Institutions (SHK) 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.
Website SHK (in German)

Swiss School of Public Health

The Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) foundation is the national coordinating body for the promotion of postgraduate university education and research in the fields of public health and health economics.
Website SSPH+


SystemsX is the research initiative for systems biology of the Swiss Universities of Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.
Website SystemsX

Associated Partnerships

UZH Foundation

The UZH Foundation is an endowment of the University of Zurich committed to ensuring that the University of Zurich remains an attractive place to study and do research in a variety of subject areas.
Website UZH Foundation

Unitectra: Technology Transfer

Unitectra supports scientists in their collaborations with industry involving commercialization of research results and contractual matters.
Website Unitectra

Partnerships with ETH Zurich

Citizen Science Center Zurich

The Citizen Science Center Zurich is a scientific network at ETH Zurich and UZH that adheres to the principles of Open Science and operates in a fully transparent manner.
Website Citizen Science Center Zurich

Life Science Zurich

The Life Science Zurich project is a joint initiative of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich aimed at creating a stronger network for researchers in the field of life sciences.
Website Life Science Zurich

University Medicine Zurich

University Medicine Zurich is an initiative by UZH, ETH Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich to support the three institutions in research and training in medicine, natural sciences, technical matters, clinical research and medical care.
Website University Medicine Zurich

Wyss Translational Center Zurich

The Wyss Zurich is a joint center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich established to foster translational research in the fields of regenerative medicine and robotic technologies.
Website Wyss Zurich

Regional Partnerships

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.
Website Greater Zurich Area