Information and FAQ for Researchers

Status: 20 December 2021

On-site research operations at UZH under mandatory working from home

Research operations at UZH are also subject to the requirement to work from home: All tasks that can be carried out remotely must be performed from home. Activities carried out with physical presence on the premises of UZH must comply with the FOPH’s guidelines and hygiene measures as well as the UZH safety concept; in particular, wearing masks is mandatory as soon as there is more than one person in a room. 

Obligation to Work from Home

The individual organizational units of UZH are tasked with implementing the Federal Council’s instruction to work from home by drawing up appropriate rules for their employees. Employees shall work from home provided it is possible, reasonable and proportionate. It is important that university units remain operational and available during office hours. 

Ensuring that courses and examinations are held as set out in the course catalogue takes precedent over the instruction to work from home.

Directive on Adapted On-Site Operations and Working from Home, of 20 December 2021 (Website UZH for Staff)

Hardship regulation for junior researchers

Junior researchers whose qualification was affected by the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic may still apply for funding under the hardship regulation.
Information for Junior Researchers