How co-determination works at the University of Zurich
Members of the four representative bodies can play an active role in shaping the University of Zurich.
Students include students enrolled at UZH on the following degree programs
Junior researchers include
Senior researchers and teaching staff include
Members of the representative bodies have the right to take part in decision-making at UZH. To this end they may appoint delegates to university and faculty committees and commissions and to departmental committees (§ 19 Abs. 1 University Act, § 26 University Statutes).
The right to co-determination is associated with membership of the representative bodies and is independent of any voluntary membership of a representative body association.
Delegates (with the exception of those representing the students) are elected in accordance with the “Regulation on the Election of Delegates of the Bodies Represented in the Extended Executive Board of the University to Serve on Governing Bodies of the University” (Electoral Regulations) (§ 26 para. 5 University Statutes). The elections of the student representatives are regulated by the VSUZH. The electoral regulations have been approved by the Extended Executive Board of the University (§ 23 para. 4 University Statutes).
The elections are organized by the representative body associations; the General Secretariat is responsible for overseeing them.
University Act § 19 para. 2 stipulates that the co-determination rights may only be exercised via a single representative body. Persons who could potentially be members of more than one representative body due to concurrent employment or other reasons will be automatically allocated to one representative body. Allocation to a representative body is based on the following principles:
A change of membership may be requested in cases with well-founded grounds.