Research Priority Programs The University of Zurich is a leading player on the European research scene, and in certain areas ranks among the very best in the world. Its Research Priority Programs define areas of focus for the future. Centers of Competence Scholars from various disciplines work together at the University's Centers of Competence. Medical Research The University of Zurich supports top biomedical research, as well as promoting specific translational research for the benefit of patients. Technology Platforms Researchers at the University of Zurich have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms and highly qualified personnel.