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Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 10.03.2022
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children's Behavior
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children’s Behavior
How does childcare outside of the family affect the development of children and adolescents? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Zurich surveyed around 1,300 Zurich school children, their parents and teachers. The survey suggests that the more time children spend in external daycare, the more likely they are to exhibit problematic behavior; however, this behavior generally disappears at the end of primary school.

Health - 17.02.2022
Patients Share Their Experiences
What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipe

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
'Planet Digital': Digital research and design join forces
’Planet Digital’: Digital research and design join forces
Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition "Planet Digital", mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.12.2021
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
An international research team succeeded in identifying global factors that explain the diversity of form and function in plants. Led by the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and the University of Leipzig, the researchers collected and analyzed plant data from around the world.

Event - Social Sciences - 09.12.2021
Embroideries, Appliqués and Pleats as Carriers of Cultural Meaning
Embroideries, Appliqués and Pleats as Carriers of Cultural Meaning

Event - Art and Design - 01.11.2021
Nature's Masterpieces on Display
Nature’s Masterpieces on Display

Health - 26.10.2021
Rising Approval of Regulation among Swiss Population
Rising Approval of Regulation among Swiss Population
The majority of Swiss people approve of how their government is regulating the economy.

Media - Health - 25.10.2021
Journalism Increasingly Important in Combatting Disinformation
Journalism Increasingly Important in Combatting Disinformation
Professional quality media, particularly in times of crisis, help to put facts and numbers in context and stem the tide of false information.

Social Sciences - 18.10.2021
80 Percent of People in Switzerland Feel Fully Integrated into Society
Only very few people in Switzerland feel highly excluded - including mostly foreigners, less educated people, young people as well as older people.

Life Sciences - Transport - 26.08.2021
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH Space Hub and Airbus Defence and Space are sending an experiment into space on the next resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of advancing the industrial production of human tissue in microgravity.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.08.2021
Tailoring Treatment of Patients with the Lung Disease COPD
Patients with COPD are treated with drugs to improve the breathing ability in combination with inhaled corticosteroids to reduce the risk of acute worsening of the lung conditions. But the balance between reduced exacerbations and increased adverse effects of the drugs depends on the dose and on patient characteristics.

Economics - 02.08.2021
Generous with Individuals and Selfish to the Masses
Financial scandals or just normal human behaviour? Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have shown in an experimental setting that most people are willing to steal half of the earnings of a la

Media - 01.07.2021
Women Still Severely Underrepresented in Swiss Media
Women are severely underrepresented in Swiss media coverage compared to men. Only about one in four people featured in media reports are female.

Social Sciences - 22.06.2021
Actively Addressing Inequalities Promotes Social Change
People who have contact with other social groups are more likely to be committed to social justice. However, an international study led by the University of Zurich has shown that for this to be the case, power relations and discrimination must be actively addressed and group-specific needs must be met.

Event - Life Sciences - 14.06.2021
Evolution Is Happening, Here and Now
Evolution Is Happening, Here and Now

Pharmacology - Health - 07.06.2021
Approval for New Alzheimer’s Drug Developed at UZH
The active ingredient aducanumab, which was discovered at the University of Zurich, has been approved for use in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Economics - Environment - 26.05.2021
Missing Role of Finance in Climate Mitigation Scenarios
Missing Role of Finance in Climate Mitigation Scenarios
Researchers at the University of Zurich show how climate mitigation scenarios can be improved by taking into account that the financial system can play both an enabling or a hampering role on the path to a sustainable economic system. To limit global warming, a profound transformation of energy, production and consumption in our economies is required.

Campus - Event - 23.04.2021
UZH Awards Seven Honorary Doctorates
UZH Awards Seven Honorary Doctorates

Physics - 22.04.2021
UZH Physicist Awarded Funding of 2.5 Million Euros
UZH Physicist Awarded Funding of 2.5 Million Euros

Psychology - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
New Measure to Predict Stress Resilience
Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don't seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling stress.

Environment - Campus - 15.04.2021
Toward a More Digital, Sustainable and Diverse Future

Event - 07.04.2021
The Ship Cloths of Southern Sumatra
For many centuries, the people of southern Sumatra saw themselves as living on a ship floating between the sea and the heavens.

Psychology - Health - 10.03.2021
Reflecting on Your Own Capabilities Boosts Resilience
Reflecting on how you have overcome past personal challenges can help you process negative experiences, a new study from the University of Zurich confirms. Actively reminding yourself of your self-efficacy could also prove useful in the coronavirus era. The unpredictable nature of life during the coronavirus pandemic is particularly challenging for many people.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 10.02.2021
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Adult female giraffes who spend time in larger groups with other females live longer than less sociable individuals. The effects of sociability on survival outweigh other factors such as environment or human presence, a study of giraffes in Tanzania led by the University of Zurich has shown. A research team led by Monica Bond, research associate at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich (UZH), studied giraffes in Tanzania for five years.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 17.12.2020
Female Language Style Promotes Visibility and Influence Online
Female Language Style Promotes Visibility and Influence Online
A female-typical language style promotes the popularity of talks in the digital context and turns out to be an underappreciated but highly effective tool for social influence. This was shown by UZH psychologists in an international study in which they analyzed 1,100 TED Talks. A large part of social interaction nowadays takes place digitally.

Health - 16.12.2020
COVID-19 Edition of the Science Barometer Switzerland: People Seek Stronger Voice for Science on Pandemic Issues
COVID-19 Edition of the Science Barometer Switzerland: People Seek Stronger Voice for Science on Pandemic Issues
The people of Switzerland have confirmed their faith in science in the present COVID-19 pandemic. They would like to see scientists contributing their expertise more vigorously to the public and political debate. And most of them believe that political decisions on dealing with the pandemic should be based on scientific findings and foundations.

Life Sciences - 03.12.2020
Natural Selection also Increases the Adaptability of Organism
Natural selection causes organisms to adapt continuously. Researchers at the University of Zurich now show for the first time that proteins in bacteria develop a new property more rapidly when the selection pressure is high. Natural selection can thus also increase the evolutionary capacity itself.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.11.2020
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Bread wheat can grow in highly diverse regional environments. An important reason for its great genetic variety is the cross-hybridization with many chromosome fragments from wild grasses. This is shown by the genome sequences of 10 wheat varieties from four continents, which an international consortium including researchers from the University of Zurich has now decoded.

Social Sciences - Environment - 19.11.2020
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
A new exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich delves into the recent history of the Ayoréode, a nomadic people in the forests of Bolivia, who have had to adapt to settled life for decades.

Economics - History / Archeology - 17.11.2020
The Rise of Emil Bührle as an Industrialist and Art Collector
The Rise of Emil Bührle as an Industrialist and Art Collector

Health - Psychology - 27.10.2020
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.

Media - Social Sciences - 26.10.2020
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
In times of uncertainty, people increasingly return to traditional news media. This increased usage has not, however, resulted in additional revenues.

History / Archeology - Sport - 12.10.2020
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Central Asian Horse Riders Played Ball Games 3,000 Years Ago
Researchers have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China.

History / Archeology - Economics - 29.09.2020
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans.

Paleontology - Event - 11.09.2020
Swiss Dinosaur Skeleton to Become Museum's Latest Showpiece
Swiss Dinosaur Skeleton to Become Museum’s Latest Showpiece

Pedagogy - 09.09.2020
More Online Teaching for More Students at UZH

Life Sciences - Research Management - 03.09.2020
Young Researchers Win 4.5 Million Euros in Funding
Young Researchers Win 4.5 Million Euros in Funding

Health - Life Sciences - 18.08.2020
UZH Introduces Five New University Research Priority Programs
The University of Zurich is introducing five new University Research Priority Programs focusing on equal opportunities, human reproduction, rare diseases, digital religions and basic principles of learning.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
Restoring Vision Through Electrical Stimulation
In a project under Horizon 2020, researchers from seven European organizations will examine how the vision of visually impaired people can be restored using electrical stimulation of the brain.

Career - Computer Science - 03.07.2020
Michael Schaepman Proposed as New President of the University of Zurich
Michael Schaepman Proposed as New President of the University of Zurich

Event - 02.07.2020
UBS Extends Its Engagement with the University of Zurich
UBS Extends Its Engagement with the University of Zurich

Astronomy / Space - Health - 11.06.2020
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
A Flight to Weightlessness from Dübendorf
The fourth parabolic flight organized by the UZH Space Hub takes off today from Dübendorf airfield. A reorganization taking into account Corona safety measures has made this possible.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.05.2020
More Selective Elimination of Leukemia Stem Cells and Blood Stem Cells
More Selective Elimination of Leukemia Stem Cells and Blood Stem Cells
Hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help patients suffering from acute leukemia. However, the side effects of therapies are often severe. A group of researchers led by the University of Zurich have now shown how human healthy and cancerous hematopoietic stem cells can be more selectively eliminated using immunotherapy instead of chemotherapy in mice.

Health - Event - 25.04.2020
Primatologist Jane Goodall Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Primatologist Jane Goodall Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Health - 15.04.2020
UZH Launches Funding Campaign for Covid-19 Research
UZH Launches Funding Campaign for Covid-19 Research

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function.

Health - 30.03.2020
New UZH Coronavirus Test Center Relieves Strain on Family Doctors
New UZH Coronavirus Test Center Relieves Strain on Family Doctors
The University of Zurich has repurposed its Travel Clinic as a COVID-19 test center. Designed to complement the tests currently offered by family doctors in Canton Zurich, it is geared to other people who work in healthcare services.

Pedagogy - 13.03.2020
UZH Switches to Digital Teaching
UZH Switches to Digital Teaching

Life Sciences - Event - 09.03.2020
Life-Giving Potion and Maternal Elixir
Life-Giving Potion and Maternal Elixir
Milk provides sustenance and protection and is the basis of life for all mammals just after they are born.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 07.03.2020
Producing Human Tissue in Space
Producing Human Tissue in Space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness. On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (USA).