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The University of Zurich is an autonomous institution of the Canton of Zurich and is subject to public law. The executive committees ensure that the university is run smoothly and efficiently, safeguard academic freedom and take into account the interests of the community.
The Board of the University is the university's highest body. It is responsible for strategic decisions and directly supervises the university.
Board of the University
The Executive Board of the University is the executive and policy-making body at UZH. The Executive Board oversees all areas of the University and is responsible for all matters which are not assigned to other bodies.
Executive Board of the University
The Extended Executive Board of the University is UZH's operational management body that oversees all areas of the university. It is responsible for all university matters which fall outside the scope of responsibility of the other bodies.
Extended Executive Board of the University
The Senate applies to the Board of the University for the election and dismissal of the President and Vice Presidents. It can issue statements on matters relating to any area of the university.
Professorial appointments are announced by the Board of the University, by the Executive Board and by the Vetsuisse Council.
May our deceased professors rest in peace.
In Memoriam (in German)
Representatives from all four representative bodies can sit on university committees and commissions as voting members and exercise their co-determination rights at various levels. Representative body associations pool the interests of their members.
Representative Bodies and Representative Body Associations
Offices of the President, the Deputy President, the Vice Presidents, and the Directors.