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    UZH Life

    Bribery and Brutality

    Oliver Diggelmann has written about the upheavals in post-socialist Hungary, Felix Uhlmann about the logic of senseless violence. Both UZH legal scholars published a novel last year, which places them within a long tradition of writers with legal backgrounds.
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    One Health

    Rabid Dogs in Uganda

    Every year, many people in Uganda die from rabies after being bitten by a dog. Veterinary epidemiologist Sonja Hartnack is working together with Makerere University in Uganda on ways to effectively combat the deadly virus.
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    Informatics

    Mining Coins

    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were created to circumvent the monopoly on money held by nation states and central banks. The digital currencies were to function more democratically and be widely disseminated. But the opposite has happened, blockchain researcher Claudio Tessone notes.
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    Global Health

    “We can only solve problems together”

    Infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance spread around the world via trade and travel routes. Together with partners in India and Uganda, the infectious diseases specialist Jan Fehr is looking for solutions to global health problems.
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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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    Law

    “AI is no wonder tool”

    Artificial intelligence can make our lives easier in many ways. But the technology also harbors many dangers. Legal scholar Florent Thouvenin is working with academic partners from across the globe to develop ideas about how AI could be optimally regulated.
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    New UZH Magazine

    Research on a Global Scale: Learning from Each Other

    UZH researchers work with partners around the world on medical, legal, social, economic and political issues and questions. The newest issue of the UZH Magazin, out now in German, shines a light on these global collaborations. As usual, a selection of articles from the magazine will be published here in English over the coming weeks.
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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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    Globalization

    "We have a lot to lose"

    The Corona pandemic and the Ukraine war are the two most recent events that put globalization to the test. In this interview, political scientist Stefanie Walter and economist David Dorn discuss the challenges for global cooperation and its future.
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    Healthy aging

    Adding Years to Life and Life to Years

    Medical advances mean people are living longer. However, they often face multiple conditions or illnesses in later life. Geriatric medicine is seeking both to increase healthy years of life and to get a better handle on multimorbidity.
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    Portrait Livia Leu

    In Service of Country

    UZH alumna Livia Leu grew up the daughter of a hotelier in the Graubünden Alps. Now she’s Switzerland’s highest-ranking diplomat. We visited the State Secretary and chief negotiator for talks with the EU in Bern to hear what it means to live abroad and in service of country.
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    Taxes in Africa

    More Money for the State

    Governments need tax revenue to create wealth and prosperity for their countries, but in low-income countries, raising taxes often hits the poorest people the hardest. Economist Dina Pomeranz is searching for solutions in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to prevent that from happening.
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    Healthy Longevity

    “Warren Buffet isn’t past it”

    We should give older people more opportunities for engagement, say Harald Gall and Mike Martin. In this interview, the computer scientist and psychologist share their views on healthy longevity, a more nuanced view of old age and what’s important to people.
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    DSI Strategy Lab "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine"

    Our Digital Doppelgangers

    Artificial intelligence is also revolutionizing the world of medicine. In the future, we will be able to create digital twins that simulate various processes in our body. These digital representations of ourselves will be able to help us diagnose and treat diseases.
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    MOASIS Study

    Mr. Deetlefs sings in Cavalleria rusticana

    Keeping active in later life keeps you healthy. MOASIS is a study conducted by UZH to examine how older people live and the effect this has on their fitness levels and well-being. The message is clear: use it or lose it.
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    Team research

    Under Pressure

    UZH psychologist Jan Schmutz researches how teams function in extreme environments and how they can thrive in the face of adversity. His research shows that teams succeed when their members feel safe and involved at work.
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    Cooperation

    Catching Squid Together

    The very first humans knew that cooperation and division of labor could bring advantages – and even help them survive. Today, anthropologist Andrea Migliano conducts research into the social networks of modern hunter-gatherer cultures.
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    Portrait Ning Wang

    Tango and Ethics

    Ning Wang cuts a confident figure – in science, in international organizations and on the dance floor. The UZH ethicist and political scientist grew up in China and is now an advisor to the WEF. She develops ethical guidelines for, among other things, the use of drones.
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    Innovative Teams

    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.
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    Us and ChatGPT

    “Like a Swiss army knife”

    ChatGPT is overrated as artificial intelligence and underrated as a language model, linguist Noah Bubenhofer says. He, philosopher Hans-Johann Glock, and computational linguist Rico Sennrich discuss how chatbots could change science, universities, and everyday work in the interview below.