Responsible research also includes transparency about interests and funding. Since 2019, the University of Zurich discloses information about third-party funded projects, endowed professorships and outside professional activities and interests of its professors to the public.
Third-party funds make up an important part of UZH’s revenue. UZH provides information about its sponsors and the beneficiaries in its transparency list.
Third-Party funded Projects
Through donations for an endowed professorship, companies, private individuals and foundations can promote existing disciplines or initiate new areas of research. UZH discloses its endowed professorships and the parties that donated them as well as the donated amount.
The University of Zurich discloses the outside professional activities and interests of its professors. The activities listed include commitments in management or supervisory committees, long-term leadership and consulting engagements in bodies or foundations, and collaboration in commissions and bodies of the municipal, cantonal or federal government.
Professorships Department Website: Outside professional activities and interests