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Social Sciences - 11.02.2020
Public Lectures on Philosophy, Populism, Violence and Equal Opportunities in Education
Public Lectures on Philosophy, Populism, Violence and Equal Opportunities in Education

Social Sciences - 29.01.2020
Openly Acknowledging Social Inequalities
Members of disadvantaged social groups who engage in contact with members of privileged groups are less likely to support social change toward equality, a multinational study by social psychologists at the University of Zurich shows. To reduce this effect, it is important to actively address and acknowledge inequalities in intergroup contacts.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2019
Nearly 12 Million Euros for Outstanding UZH Research
Nearly 12 Million Euros for Outstanding UZH Research

Event - History / Archeology - 21.11.2019
Chinese Porcelain Art in Pale Green-Blue Shades
Chinese Porcelain Art in Pale Green-Blue Shades

Environment - Economics - 05.11.2019
Private Banks Should Proactively Foster Sustainable Investments
Private Banks Should Proactively Foster Sustainable Investments
Sustainable investments are on the rise, but does impact follow? The new UZH report on sustainable investing capabilities urges private banks to gear up their services to meet investor demands ' and environmental targets.

Politics - 24.10.2019
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
More than half of internet users in Switzerland avoid searching for certain terms or expressing certain views online because they believe they are being monitored.

Life Sciences - 09.10.2019
Details of Dental Wear Revealed
The teeth of mammals experience constant wear. However, the details of these wear processes are largely unknown. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated that the various areas of herbivores' teeth differ in how susceptible they are to dental wear, detailing an exact chronology.

Social Sciences - 11.09.2019
Growing Interest in Natural Sciences, Law and Economics
Growing Interest in Natural Sciences, Law and Economics
Next Monday, the Fall Semester begins for about 27,000 students at the University of Zurich. The number of Master's students in particular has increased.

Health - 05.09.2019
Vontobel Award: Systematic Remembering and Similar Surgical Consequences
This year's Vontobel Award for Research on Age(ing) goes to Burcu Demiray Batur from the University of Zurich, Jonathan Rychen from the University Hospital of Basel and Sarah Stricker from the Hôpital Necker in Paris.

Pedagogy - 29.08.2019
Magic Spells and Desert Sharks
Magic Spells and Desert Sharks

Environment - 16.07.2019
Diving into Colorful Underwater Worlds
Diving into Colorful Underwater Worlds

Life Sciences - 03.06.2019
Fathers Aid Development of Larger Brains
Fathers Aid Development of Larger Brains
The bigger the brain, the more intelligent a mammalian species is. Developing a large brain, though, requires a huge energy input.

Event - Health - 27.04.2019
University of Zurich Awards Six New Honorary Doctorates
University of Zurich Awards Six New Honorary Doctorates

Environment - 24.04.2019
Schadenfreude: Your Pain Is My Gain
If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy - or with schadenfreude.

Pharmacology - Health - 15.04.2019
Innovative Medicines Initiative Launches Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline Project
The University of Zurich coordinates a worldwide research project that focuses on the development of new biomarkers.

Life Sciences - 10.04.2019
Showy Primates Have Smaller Testicles
Well-adorned or well-endowed ' but not both. Evolutionary biologists at the University of Zurich have for the first time demonstrated that male primates either have large testicles or showy ornaments. Developing both at the same time may simply take too much energy. Male primates are highly competitive, especially about one thing: fathering offspring.

Physics - Mathematics - 03.04.2019
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
Three researchers at the University of Zurich have received an ERC Advanced Grant. A physicist, a mathematician and a theologian will each receive up to 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council to continue their research.

Environment - Administration - 03.04.2019
Towards a Sustainable and Transparent Future
Towards a Sustainable and Transparent Future

Earth Sciences - 28.03.2019
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
The agricultural technics of wild hay making in Switzerland and shifting cultivation in the eastern Himalayas have one thing in common: They are both performed on steep slopes.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 12.02.2019
Public Lectures about Gottfried Keller or Smart Robots
Public Lectures about Gottfried Keller or Smart Robots

Life Sciences - 11.02.2019
NOMIS Award for Adriano Aguzzi
NOMIS Award for Adriano Aguzzi

Life Sciences - 21.01.2019
Octopus's Garden: The Stunning Life of Macroalgae
Octopus’s Garden: The Stunning Life of Macroalgae
The Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich is displaying large-format pictures of macroalgae taken by photographer Josh Westrich, bringing these maritime organisms into the tropical setting of UZH's greenhouses.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019
Researcher Wins Prestigious Biochemistry Award

Pedagogy - Event - 10.01.2019
15 Years of the Children's University of Zurich
15 Years of the Children’s University of Zurich

Event - Economics - 09.01.2019
A Forum for UZH and the City
A Forum for UZH and the City

Life Sciences - 09.01.2019
Change of Teeth Causes Yo-Yo Effect in Elephants' Weight
Change of Teeth Causes Yo-Yo Effect in Elephants’ Weight
The weight of elephants living in zoos fluctuates over the course of their adult lives in cycles lasting around a hundred months, researchers at the University of Zurich have found. The fluctuation is linked to the particular pattern of tooth change in elephants, which results in them having more or less chewing surface available.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.12.2018
The Fascinating World of Insects
The Fascinating World of Insects
Highlighting diversity, arousing fascination and raising awareness of the vital tasks that insects perform in nature.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2018
Michael Hall wins Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research 2019
Michael Hall wins Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research 2019

Environment - Economics - 29.10.2018
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices While sustainable policies at many levels have started to

Economics - 11.10.2018
UZH Professor Elected New Chair of OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
UZH Professor Elected New Chair of OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct

Economics - 04.10.2018
Even Small Gifts Boost Business
The offering of a gift - a sign of gratitude for a good business relationship, or a bribe? It's a fine line that is often hard to judge.

Environment - Economics - 19.09.2018
Banks Do too Little to Communicate Their Sustainable Investment Products
Less than one percent of the global population controls more than 50 percent of wealth. All over the world these wealthy investors have an increasing interest in investing their wealth sustainably, in accordance with socially responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical principles.

Health - 29.08.2018
Dreaming of Flying
Dreaming of Flying

Event - Health - 24.08.2018
The University of Zurich at the Kunsthalle
The University of Zurich at the Kunsthalle

Career - Computer Science - 09.08.2018
Four Million Euros Awarded to Three UZH Researchers
Three scientists of the University of Zurich have been awarded the EU's coveted ERC Starting Grants.

Mathematics - 24.07.2018
Fields Medal Winner Artur Avila Appointed Full Professor at UZH

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2018
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Due to its widespread occurrence and tendency to linger in the environment, black carbon may be one of the keys in predicting and mitigating global climate change. In wildfires, typically one third of the burned organic carbon is retained as black carbon residues rather than emitted as greenhouse gases.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2018
From Wooden Combs to the Lives of the Saamaka Marron in Suriname
Video preview of the exhibition "Encountering - Retracing - Mapping. The Expedition Collections of Heinrich Harrer".

Astronomy / Space - 13.06.2018
First UZH Space Hub Research Flight Campaign
First UZH Space Hub Research Flight Campaign
This year the newly opened Innovation Park Zurich repurposed old hangars on the military airfield in Dübendorf into office space, creating a novel combination of airfield and laboratory. This site is now where the UZH Space Hub carries out joint research projects of the University of Zurich and its partners from air and space travel.

Innovation - Health - 30.05.2018
UZH Start-Up Funding for Young Innovators
UZH Start-Up Funding for Young Innovators

Social Sciences - 28.05.2018
Out in the Cold or One of the Gang: Initial Contacts Set the Scene
Ostracism or social exclusion within a group serves to discipline disagreeable, awkward, or freeloading members and thus promote cooperation - at least this was the assumption of previous research in this field.

History / Archeology - Event - 17.05.2018
The Reformation and the Bolt from Above
The Reformation and the Bolt from Above
On 7 May 1572, the heavens opened over Zurich - after years of extreme weather conditions and crop failures - and a bolt of lightning struck the Grossmünster church, the epicenter of the Zurich Reformation movement.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.05.2018
Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies
Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies
Human cells are enclosed by membranes and are in osmotic equilibrium with their environment. If the concentration of solute molecules (osmolarity) in the fluid surrounding the cells decreases, cells start to swell; in extreme cases, this can result in the cells bursting.

Event - Health - 28.04.2018
UZH Awards Eight Honorary Doctorates

Health - 20.04.2018
How Do People Die in Switzerland Today?
Across all regions, in more than three quarters of cases deaths were preceded by at least one end-of-life decision. (Image: Istock.com/LPETTET) Today, almost two thirds of deaths in Switzerland are foreseeable due to old age or terminal illness. This means that difficult end-of-life decision have to be made.

Event - Economics - 12.04.2018
Joint Exhibition with Ugandan Museums
Joint Exhibition with Ugandan Museums

Administration - Life Sciences - 10.04.2018
Researcher Granted EUR 2.5 Million in Funding
Each year the European Research Council (ERC), open to both junior and established researchers, awards substantial funding for outstanding fundamental research.

Event - 04.04.2018
Europe's University Leaders Meet at UZH
Europe’s University Leaders Meet at UZH

Health - Pharmacology - 04.04.2018
Therapeutic vaccine platform achieves proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Therapeutic vaccine platform achieves proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Scientists from the Universities of Bern, Zurich and Oxford as well as the Latvian Biomedical Research & Study Centre led by Prof. Martin F. Bachmann (University Clinic of Rheumatology, Immunoloy and Allergology, University of Bern) have developed a new therapeutic vaccine technology based upon enhanced virus like nanoparticle conjugates.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.03.2018
North and South Cooperation to Combat Tuberculosis
North and South Cooperation to Combat Tuberculosis
More than 4,000 people worldwide die from tuberculosis every day. This means the disease tops the list of the most common causes of death that result from a single pathogen.