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Association of Academic Mid-Level Faculty Staff of the University of Zurich

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  • Rigi Workshop 2024 - Exploring Epigenetics

    Interdisciplinary insights beyond DNA sequence
    The Rigi Workshop 2024 on epigenetics will invite its participants to dive into the intricate mechanisms and implications of epigenetic phenomena.

  • SNF Media Courses for Postdocs and Advanced Researchers

    The media courses offered by the SNSF give you the opportunity to prepare and practice your appearance on television, radio, in the press or in the social media under the guidance of media professionals and coaches.

  • Début

    UZH-Continuing Education Fall 2023

    Basics of University Teaching
    Free of charge for UZH instructors
    30. & 31.10.2023
    09:00-05:00 pm, on site

    Do you want to get fit for your teaching in the upcoming semester? Are you lacking the basics for effective lesson planning?

  • Annual Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2023 Conference

    26th - 27th Oct 
    Registrations Open for the Annual Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2023 Conference
    (Hybrid edition: virtual conference + in-person networking apéro

  • COST network proposal: ‘Critical perspectives on career and career guidance

    The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby, in partnership with CRAC/Vitae, is bidding for a COST network ‘Critical perspectives on career and career guidance’

  • AI and the future of healthcare

    We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming conference Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP) MeetUp Zurich organized by the Polonium Foundation.


  • Famelab Swiss Finals 2023

    An evening of exciting scientific presentations by young researchers from EPFL, ETHZ, University of Basel and University of Zurich.

  • Resilience, Nutrition, Food Systems

    LASERZURICH event - on site and online in English

  • UZH Workshop: Bias in Teaching and Learning

    5. September 2023
    2 - 5 pm
    Zurich Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich, Room RAA-E-30 EV


  • Childrens UZH Fall 2023

    In the fall, UZH scientists will explore the following questions with children in grades 3 to 6:

    Girl or boy - does it (not) matter?

    What is money?

    What are bacteria and what are viruses? And where do we find them? 

    How did the wolf actually become a chihuahua? 

    What stories do monuments really tell us? 

    Who am I in the group? 

    What are cosmic rays? 

    How do I write a book? 

    How to do chemistry with light and colors? 

    Of course, there are many other topics and subjects for the young explorers to investigate.

  • Language Courses Fall 2023

    Enrollments for language courses at the Language Center open on 4 September 2023.


  • The Future of Soil - Plant interactions

    LASERZURICH event - on site and online in English

  • Début

    UZH Continuing Education Fall 2023

    Début – First Steps in University Teaching
    Free of charge for UZH instructors
    29. August 2023
    8:30-5pm, Online in English and German

    Do you want to get fit for your teaching in the upcoming semester? Are you lacking the basics for effective lesson planning?

  • Feminist Strike Meeting at UZH

    The next meeting on the Feminist Strike at UZH will take place on
    03.04.2023 | 12:15-13:30 | UZH KO2-G-275



    25. 8. – 10. 9. 2023
    EXHIBITION «Future Plan[t]s» 
    SAE Greenhouse ETHZ

    Organization: Life Science Zurich, SAE Sustainable Agroecology Group der ETH and 18 Artists


  • feminno Call 7

  • 3MT and FAN Awards 2023

    > academic storytelling in three minutes
    > skills and expertise in science communication

    FAN Awards
    Heart Attacks, Science Fiction and Lessons from Organic Agriculture UZH

    07.06.2023, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59, Zürich, CH
    Room RAA-G-01

    3MT x Fan Awards | Event Portal | UZH
    Award presentations | Graduate Campus | UZH


  • Panel Discussion: «Leaky Pipeline»

    The higher the qualification level in science, the lower the proportion of women. A study commissioned by the Executive Board of the University examines this phenomenon known as the "leaky pipeline." This will be examined in a panel discussion.

  • Feminist Strike 2023

  • Mittelbaufest 2023

  • Hochschuldidaktische Weiterbildung

    Qualifications you may need for teaching!

  • VPOD Crash Course "Know your Rights" at UZH

    VPOD is your union at the University of Zurich. With the campaign Stable Jobs - Better Science, VPOD campaigns for better working conditions for assistants, doctoral students, postdocs and scientific staff.
    On Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:00 pm, the VPOD is organizing a crash course "Know your Rights" for  UZH mid-level faculty staff (room KOL-G-217 EV). In this participatory workshop, we will look at labor law basics for contracts in the mid-level faculty and answer questions regarding personnel law. Together we will work out how we can expand and enforce these rights.

    With Fabio Höhener, Central Secretary VPOD in the Education Sector

    The course is open to all interested parties, registration is not necessary.
    We look forward to seeing you there.
    Solidarity greetings
    VPOD Zurich

    Become a VPOD member now!

  • Next Meeting Feminist Strike at UZH and ETH

    The next meeting will take place: | 12:15-13:30 | UZH 

    Room: tba

  • una europa - Call for Proposals

    Cultural Heritage at the Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries

    Under the framework of Una Europa's Seed Funding Chair on Cultural Heritage, the Una Europa International Conference on Cultural Heritage at Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries will take place at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on 5–6 June 2023.

    Invited to submit abstracts by 6 April 2023 are established researchers, doctoral researchers and master's students.

    Call for Proposals: Cultural Heritage at the Urban and Metropolitan Peripheries | Una Europa (

  • Filling the Gap - Career Development of the UZH Faculty of Medicine

    Filling the Gap is a career development program that supports talented and motivated Clinician Scientists for a period of 2 years. Filling the Gap enables physicians and dentists to advance their research, and thus specifically fosters their academic career.

  • ChatGPT in Teaching

    UZH Teaching Inspiration Forum "AI in University Teaching"

  • SHD 2023

    Sexual Harassment Awareness Day 2023

  • actionuni

    actionuni - Call: new Representative for the Commission on Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2024-2027

    actionuni is looking for a new representative for the extra-parliamentary commission ESKAS for the years 2024-27! If you are interested in the topics of research and internationality, want to see the behind-the-scenes of grant attribution and learn more about the work of the Swiss government in higher education, then this position is for you.

  • VAUZ General Assembly 2023

    Monday, 20.03.2023


    KOL-G-212, UZH Center Campus

    Followed by an apéro

  • UZH Job Hub 2023

    March 8-17 2023

    60 employers from a wide range of industries and fields want to network with you at UZH JobHub 2023!

    – For Bachelor/Master/PhD/PostDocs of all faculties.

    – For students 1-2 semesters before graduation who are interested in trainee and entry-level positions.

    – For students more than 2 semesters before graduation who are interested in student jobs, work-study andinternships.

  • New - UZH CommUNIty

    New 📍

    Everything on one page

    For the UZH Community

  • Language Center UZH

    Language Center UZH and ETH

  • LERU - A Holistic View on Supervision of PhD Students

    28.2.2023, 10.30 - 12.30 

    With this free Online Event, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) will present its brandnew advice paper on holistic, mutually productive supervision of doctoral students.


  • SNF Inflation Compensation 2023

    Adjustment of wages to inflation for project employees as of March 1, 2023

  • Mit neuen Stellen für Lecturers schafft die UZH attraktive alternative Karrieremöglichkeiten für gut qualifizierte Postdoktorierende. (Bild: Meinrad Schade)

    UZH News «Next-Generation---UZH»

    In 2022, UZH creates new permanent positions in teaching and research as part of "Next Generation @ UZH". This fulfills the wish of several generations of UZH mid-level faculty. In spring 1968, Helmut Holzhey and Hans-Ulrich Wintsch submitted a proposal to their UZH colleagues on assistant positions to join forces and discuss the work situation of UZH assistants.


  • VPOD Survey among the Junior Researchers: Results

    73.5 % of UZH mid-level faculty staff regularly work overtime. Employees can't claim compensation for extra hours – to which they would be legally entitled – without time sheets that have been signed off by the supervisor. The results of the VPOD Zurich survey the are now available.

  • Petition Academia

    Petition to the Swiss Federal Assembly against precariousness in academia and for the future of Swiss Higher Education:

    The petition was launched for the increased creation of permanent positions for researchers and teachers after the doctorate. The signatures were handed over to the parliament on October 8, 2022.

    21.2026 | Pour la création d’emplois permanents dans le monde académique : de meilleures conditions de recherche, d’enseignement et de travail | Business | The Swiss Parliament (