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    New Department

    University Steps up Data Science

    UZH is responding to the rise of data science by establishing the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Machine Learning. DM3L for short, it combines UZH’s strong basic research in mathematics with practical applications and will offer a new study program from fall 2025. Here are four examples.
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    Interim Use

    Irchel Campus to Host High Schools

    This summer, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord will relocate to two renovated buildings on Irchel Campus, creating a coexistence of university and high school that is unique in Switzerland. This move will enable joint projects but also poses certain challenges. Members of the UZH community had the opportunity to learn more and ask questions at a town hall meeting.
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    University museums / exhibitions

    UZH Opens New Natural History Museum with Four Dinosaurs

    The new Natural History Museum of the University of Zurich brings together zoology, paleontology, anthropology and botany under the same roof. The museum opens with four new dinosaur skeletons and various other additions that shine a light on how evolution and biodiversity have shaped life on our planet.
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    Public Lecture Series

    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 lecture series at UZH take an interdisciplinary deep dive into important issues of the day.
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    Una.Lecture

    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 of universities must be fiercely defended against attempts to exert external influence.
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    Zurich’s Senior Citizens University UZH3

    Seeing the World Anew

    Zurich’s Senior Citizens University UZH3 exercises the brain cells of adults over sixty. Combined with sport and social activities, lifelong learning is a health asset in people’s later years. Research carried out by UZH psychologist Burcu Demiray also backs this up.
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    Interview — 100 years of ZS

    “There’s always a bit of madness involved”

    The Zürcher Studierendenzeitung, the UZH student newspaper, celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2023. A book has been published to mark the occasion. We sat down with two of the book’s editors, Johannes Luther and Michael Kuratli, to find out what goes into making the ZS and to look back at the paper’s storied history.
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    Building Project

    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 plans a reality.
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    Sustainability

    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 various projects are aimed at reducing flight-related greenhouse gas emissions, increasing plastic recycling in labs, curbing electricity consumption in radiology, and managing the vegetation on Irchel Campus.
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    Leadership

    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. She sat down with Klaus Jonas, professor emeritus of social and economic psychology and director of the UZH Leadership and Governance Academy, to talk about good leadership and what can trip leaders up.
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    Tag der Lehre 2023

    “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. The focus of the day was on the role of AI and interdisciplinary approaches in teaching at UZH.
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    Internationale Studierende

    Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

    A new semester has started, which means that many students and PhD candidates from abroad are currently arriving in Switzerland. The German courses at the Language Center offer them a gateway to Swiss culture.
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    Academic Year 2023

    More Master’s Students at UZH

    A total of around 27,700 people will return to or begin studying at the University of Zurich next week. Of those, 3,500 are just starting out on their university careers at the Bachelor’s level.
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    Excellence Scholarships

    Unlocking Potential

    How can you make sure you succeed at university? As we head into the new semester, we asked two talented Excellence Scholarship winners about how to excel in your studies. Selina Scherrer and Fabian Nägele talk about finding their own paths to success and what drives them.
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    Scientifica 2023

    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 site to present their work.
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    Exhibition

    Seafaring Nomads of Patagonia Turn the Page

    For over 6,000 years, the indigenous Kawésqar people have lived in Patagonia in the south of Chile without destroying its ecosystem. An exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of UZH now showcases the lives of Kawésqar people and the troubling history of ethnographic shows.
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    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.
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    UZH Digital Strategy

    “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 explain why the university needs this strategy and what its main goals are.
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    HREvolution Project

    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 through which payslips will be available electronically.
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    Future of Work

    Mobile Working – A Balancing Act

    UZH recently concluded a pilot study to find out how the modern world of work can best satisfy the needs of employers and employees. Managing potentially contradictory wishes is key to success, found the study.