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  • Religion, Reproduction and Crises

    From digitalization of religious practices through ethical questions around human reproduction to strategies for navigating crises or the challenges of sustainable development – the new public

  • University Autonomy is a Valuable Asset

    At Una Europa’s first public discussion in Switzerland, the leaders of the universities of Zurich, Leiden and Edinburgh were all in agreement: the academic, organizational and financial independence

  • Young People from Poorer Families Make Fewer Friends

    A new study has found that children growing up in low-income families have fewer opportunities to make friends and to socially integrate at school. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work

    In 2023, women and men working at UZH continued to earn equal pay for work of equal value.

  • Incentives for Sustainable Travel

    New expense regulations enter into force at UZH on 1 January 2024. The fully revised regulations aim to encourage UZH members to choose sustainable travel options for their business trips.

  • A Smartwatch App to Tackle Long Covid

    A treatment for people suffering from Long Covid is yet to materialize. The only approach that has proven to be effective is for patients to manage their symptoms. Researchers at UZH have developed

  • Winning Project for “PORTAL UZH” Selected

    The planned new building called PORTAL UZH is a key part of the mid- to long-term development of Irchel Campus. The conclusion of the architectural competition marks the first step in making the

  • What Makes a Good Leader?

    Nicole Ochsenbein, UZH professor and director of the Department of Obstetrics at the University Hospital Zurich, is one of the first persons to complete the leadership program for professors at UZH.

  • UZH as Real-World Laboratory

    UZH tapped into the collective wisdom of its community to find out how to make everyday university operations more sustainable. It is now supporting several projects to improve sustainability. The

  • Learning from One Another

    The motto of this year’s Tag der Lehre was “inspire(d) minds”. Opportunities to get inspired by swapping experiences and sharing views with colleagues from the UZH teaching community were plentiful.

  • A United Front Against Cyberattacks

    Oliver Schmid, Chief Information Security Officer at UZH, explains how each and every one of us can contribute to a culture of digital security.

  • “The University Cosmos Fascinates Me”

    Daniel Hug took over as Vice President Finances at UZH in February 2023. UZH News interviewed him to find out about his first impressions and his plans for UZH.

  • A Solid Basis for Research

    A new self-assessment tool enables researchers at the University of Zurich to systematically check their projects for any data protection or ethical issues. The tool is also intended to increase

  • Science Draws in the Crowds

    20,000 to 30,000 visitors experienced science up close this weekend at Scientifica, Switzerland’s largest science festival. Some 1,000 researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich were on

  • Scientifica 23: What holds the world together

    On the weekend of 2-3 September, visitors can experience science up close and personal at interactive exhibition stands, shows and workshops and exchange ideas with researchers.

  • Dive Deep

    Do you want to broaden your horizons while you’re away on holiday? Solve our summer quiz and dive into the sea of knowledge at UZH. We hope you enjoy our last article before the summer break – see

  • “Strengthen What Connects Us”

    The first version of UZH’s Digital Strategy has been rolled out. Many employees and students played a key role in its creation. In this interview, UZH President Michael Schaepman and Harald Gall

  • Streamlined HR Processes and New Digital Services

    A strategic project at UZH aims to boost HR management and services at the university. One of its key goals is to gradually step up digitalization, including a new self-service portal for employees

  • Think Twice before Clicking

    One of Oliver Schmid’s tasks is to educate UZH employees about the dangers in cyberspace. We interviewed the IT specialist to talk about establishing a safety culture and the goals of the recently

  • Passion Aplenty

    Turning an exciting idea into a successful start-up firm requires vision, a lot of knowhow and good planning. But most of all, it requires different people who work together really well.