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Campus - Career - 26.04.2024
Honorary Doctorates for Four Women and Three Men

Music - 24.04.2024
UZH Acquires Important Richard Wagner Manuscript
UZH Acquires Important Richard Wagner Manuscript
UZH has made a spectacular acquisition of an important manuscript by Richard Wagner. In "Eine Mitteilung an meine Freunde" (-A Message to My Friends-), the composer takes autobiographical and artistic stock and looks to the future.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 18.03.2024
UZH Opens New Natural History Museum with Four Dinosaurs
UZH Opens New Natural History Museum with Four Dinosaurs

Music - Psychology - 27.02.2024
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
How does listening to live music affect the emotional center of our brain? A study carried out at the University of Zurich has found that live performances trigger a stronger emotional response than listening to music from a device. Concerts connect performers with their audience, which may also have to do with evolutionary factors.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2024
Alexandra Trkola Awarded US$3 Million Grant
Alexandra Trkola Awarded US$3 Million Grant

Health - Innovation - 25.01.2024
Sepsis in Children: Improved Diagnosis Thanks to New Global Criteria
Diagnosis of sepsis in children has been improved based on new research findings. An international research team co-led by the University Children's Hospital Zurich harnessed artificial intelligence to analyze data from over 3.5 million children suffering from this life-threatening disease. Sepsis is a life-threatening infection that can lead to organ failure.

Social Sciences - Event - 21.11.2023
Cross-Stitch Technique or Childhood Memory?
Cross-Stitch Technique or Childhood Memory?

Innovation - Health - 16.11.2023
Internet Use as Everyday Religion on the Rise, Cyborgization Still in its Early Stages
Media Transformation The next generation of digital technology is spreading in Switzerland: Artificial intelligence has already arrived, cyborg technologies for self-optimization have not yet.

Media - 30.10.2023
Swiss Public Critical of AI in Journalism
Media research People in Switzerland generally have a critical attitude toward the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the production of news coverage. There is currently little appetite to consume and pay for AI-produced news, and in addition, people fear that quality will decrease. These findings are shown in the 2023 Yearbook Quality of the Media published by the Research Center for the Public Sphere and Society (fög) at the University of Zurich.

Life Sciences - 02.10.2023
Genetics of Attraction: Mate Choice in Fruit Flies
Genetics of Attraction: Mate Choice in Fruit Flies
Evolutionary Biology Genetic quality or genetic compatibility? What do female fruit flies prioritize when mating? Researchers at the University of Zurich show that both factors are important at different stages of the reproductive process and that females use targeted strategies to optimize the fitness of their offspring.

Politics - Media - 25.09.2023
News Coverage in Major Media Outlets Is Politically Balanced
News Coverage in Major Media Outlets Is Politically Balanced
Media Research In the run-up to elections and referendums, the news media play an important role in shaping public opinion.

Campus - Health - 15.09.2023
More Master's Students at UZH
More Master’s Students at UZH

Religions - History / Archeology - 12.09.2023
Wide-Ranging Cases of Sexual Abuse in Swiss Catholic Church
History An independent team of historians was given unprecedented access to archives of the Swiss Catholic Church to investigate cases of sexual abuse within the church. The researchers have now documented 1,002 cases of sexual abuse committed by Catholic clerics, church staff and members of Catholic orders that have occurred in Switzerland since the mid-20th century.

Event - Astronomy / Space - 04.09.2023
Science Draws in the Crowds
Science Draws in the Crowds

Microtechnics - 30.08.2023
Challenge Accepted: High-speed AI Drone Overtakes World-Champion Drone Racers
Challenge Accepted: High-speed AI Drone Overtakes World-Champion Drone Racers
In a milestone for artificial intelligence (AI), the AI system -Swift-, designed by researchers, has beaten the world champions in drone racing - a result that seemed unattainable just a few years ago. The AI-piloted drone was trained in a simulated environment. Real-world applications include environmental monitoring or disaster response.

Career - Social Sciences - 27.07.2023
Many people feel their jobs are pointless
Many people feel their jobs are pointless
A sociological study by the University of Zurich confirms that a considerable proportion of employees perceive their work as socially useless. Employees in financial, sales and management occupations are more likely to conclude that their jobs are of little use to society. In recent years, research showed that many professionals consider their work to be socially useless.

Event - History / Archeology - 11.07.2023
Who Sees What? Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka, a Reflection on Encounters
Who Sees What? Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka, a Reflection on Encounters

Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 17.05.2023
Johanna Spyri and Heidi archives included in the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO
Johanna Spyri and Heidi archives included in the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 28.02.2023
Looted Cultural Heritage Objects from China
Looted Cultural Heritage Objects from China

Social Sciences - 24.01.2023
Men Are Leaving Feminizing Occupations
Many women and men still work in sex-typed occupations. One important reason for this is that men are selectively leaving occupations that are increasingly taken up by women, a recent study from the University of Zurich has shown. This could explain swings in the sex compositions of jobs and why some specializations within occupations become female or male-dominated.

Physics - History / Archeology - 17.01.2023
Swimming Against the Current
Swimming Against the Current
In 1986, UZH physicist and IBM Fellow K. Alex Müller and his colleague J. Georg Bednorz revolutionized solid-state physics with the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor.

Health - Psychology - 16.01.2023
Checking the Pulse of Society
Checking the Pulse of Society
The newly established Postdoc Team Award allows UZH to recognize outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Environment - Law - 11.01.2023
Taking Climate to Court
Over a dozen climate-related lawsuits are pending at the European Court of Human Rights, putting legal processes at the institution to the test.

Innovation - Health - 09.01.2023
Entrepreneurial Milestones in Life Sciences
Entrepreneurial Milestones in Life Sciences

Life Sciences - Psychology - 21.12.2022
The Costs of Rationality
Paul Glimcher, co-founder of the field of neuroeconomics and professor at New York University, recently held a keynote speech at UZH.

Environment - Social Sciences - 21.12.2022
Climate Change, Wars and Insatiable Data Dredgers
Climate Change, Wars and Insatiable Data Dredgers
The challenges facing the global community today are complex and manifold: climate crisis, war, poverty, inequality, digitalization, a new political world order.

Career - Campus - 15.12.2022
New Career Opportunities
New Career Opportunities

Economics - 05.12.2022
Conflicting Motives Govern Sense of Fairness
Conflicting Motives Govern Sense of Fairness
The perception that resources are unfairly distributed is at the root of many social conflicts. Researchers at the University of Zurich have investigated the motives influencing our perception of justice in resource distribution. They found that although people feel an aversion to inequality, they are also reluctant to harm others and to upend existing social hierarchies.

Health - Economics - 24.11.2022
Crisis Mode

History / Archeology - Paleontology - 15.11.2022
Vulnerable Prehistoric Giants
Vulnerable Prehistoric Giants
The remains of glyptodonts, a group of extinct giant armadillos, indicate that humans spread to South America earlier than previously assumed. Found in northwestern Venezuela, the fractured skulls could represent evidence of hunting by humans, says UZH paleontologist Marcelo Sánchez. Skilled human hunters are also likely to have contributed to pushing the large, heavily armored animals over the brink.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.11.2022
Immune System Reboot in MS Patients
Immune System Reboot in MS Patients
Blood stem cell transplantation is a radical but highly effective therapy for multiple sclerosis. A study led by the University of Zurich has now examined in detail the way in which the treatment curbs the autoimmune disease and how the immune system regenerates afterwards. A better understanding of these mechanisms should help the treatment approach, currently approved in only a few countries, to gain wider acceptance.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.11.2022
A Fountain of Youth for Blood Vessels
A Fountain of Youth for Blood Vessels
Vascular aging is the most common cause of fatal cardiovascular diseases. Can blood vessels be rejuvenated using fat cells? Cardiologist Soheil Saeedi is developing a novel method to do just that.

Media - 24.10.2022
Rising news deprivation has negative consequences for democracy
News media is reaching fewer and fewer people. Young adults consume just seven minutes of news per day on their smartphones. This poses a problem for democracy: news-deprived people are less interested in politics, have lower rates of participation in the political process and have less trust in political institutions.

Economics - Social Sciences - 05.10.2022
Collecting and Selling as a Business Model and Relationship Building
Collecting and Selling as a Business Model and Relationship Building

Campus - Economics - 14.09.2022
UZH Student Numbers Remain High
UZH Student Numbers Remain High

History / Archeology - Physics - 02.09.2022
Albert Einstein's Doctoral Certificate Returns to UZH
Albert Einstein’s Doctoral Certificate Returns to UZH

Computer Science - Health - 29.08.2022
Artificial Intelligence Improves Treatment in Women with Heart Attacks
Heart attacks in women are more likely to be fatal than in men. The reasons are differences in age and in comorbidity burden which makes risk assessment in women a challenge. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed a novel artificial-intelligence-based risk score that improves personalized care for female patients with heart attacks.

Media - 14.07.2022
High-Quality Media Coverage of Ukraine War
High-Quality Media Coverage of Ukraine War
In times of war, the media fulfill a vital function as information providers. The quality of coverage about the war in Ukraine has been relatively high, a study by the University of Zurich has now shown. Swiss media have been offering reports on the war from various perspectives, providing background information and using images carefully.

Environment - Event - 15.06.2022
Sustainable Investments by Private Banks Are Becoming Almost Standard Practice
Private banks across Europe are meeting more client demands, new regulations and pressure from stakeholders with better qualified advisors.

Event - History / Archeology - 19.05.2022
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
Honeymoon? Ethnographic Museum Shines Light on Research into East Africa Collection
A German couple goes on a honeymoon to East Africa and return with hundreds of objects, including everyday items, jewelry, musical instruments and tools.

Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss

Career - Campus - 11.05.2022
UZH Graduates Successful at Launching Careers
UZH Graduates Successful at Launching Careers

Campus - Event - 29.04.2022
Five Women and Two Men Awarded Honorary Doctorates by UZH
Five Women and Two Men Awarded Honorary Doctorates by UZH

Health - Pharmacology - 29.04.2022
Three Simple Interventions for Cancer Prevention in Older People
A combination of high-dose vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and a simple home strength exercise program (SHEP) can cumulatively reduce the risk of cancer in healthy adults over the age of 70 by 61 percent, the international DO-HEALTH study led by the University of Zurich has shown. It is the first study to test the combined benefit of three affordable public health interventions for the prevention of invasive cancers.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.04.2022
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
A research team at the University of Zurich has helped people affected by Long Covid identify the problems they most urgently want scientists to tackle, through a collaborative citizen science approach. The topics identified as most pressing include the development and clinical testing of effective therapies, appropriate healthcare structures, increased awareness as well as better data on children and adolescents affected by the disease.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 20.04.2022
Universities Space Research Association Elects UZH as a Member University
Universities Space Research Association Elects UZH as a Member University

Event - Paleontology - 31.03.2022
Fossil Treasures of the Alpstein
Fossil Treasures of the Alpstein

Life Sciences - Research Management - 17.03.2022
Three UZH Researchers Awarded ERC Consolidator Grants
Three UZH Researchers Awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

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
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