The University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland ,was founded in 1833 as the first university in Europe by a democratic state and is today one of the best universities in the German-speaking world. Seven faculties offer a wide range of study opportunities at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. In addition, UZH has a wide-ranging training portfolio.
From MAS courses of study over several years with renowned international institutions to individual day courses: all of the courses on offer meet the University of Zurich's highest quality standards.
Continuing education at the University of Zurich is more than imparting knowledge: it is knowledge exchange. Participants of our courses integrate new techniques, models and methods, based on true-to-life examples and exercises, into their professional lives. We offer high-quality education of academic standards by continuously comparing ourselves with national and international universities and universities of applied sciences as well as by selecting academically educated and committed lecturers.
The University of Zurich is a member of the League of European Research Universities and one of the leading basic research institutions in Europe. The University of Zurich is leading house at three National Centers of Competence in Research and is a partner in numerous others. The Clinical Research Priority Programs are a part of the University's efforts to promote strategic areas of research in University Medicine and to support junior scholars. Researchers at the University of Zurich have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms and highly qualified personnel.
UZH recruits outstanding scholars for professorial appointments and offers first-rate conditions. The University is particularly committed to supporting junior scholars from an early stage and provides them with favorable conditions for their future academic career.
The University of Zurich neither owns nor rents out any student rooms. In fact, none of the universities in Zurich administrate student accommodation. Housing for students is offered by different institutions that are connected with the University, but operate independently.Since the demand on housing is high, it is important to start looking for accommodation in good time and to explore every possible avenue. The Housing Office of University / ETH Zurich issues an overview of useful addresses, if you’re looking for reasonably priced accommodation as well as accommodation at short notice. Accommodation offers can also be found on the various notice boards in the University buildings and institutes.
Libraries at the University of Zurich are regulated and supported by two committees established by the Executive Board of the University: The Library Commission makes strategic decisions and users are represented by the Library Coordinating Board.
Health insurance is compulsory for anyone staying in Switzerland longer than three months. Students from an EU state who are legally insured in their home country can apply for exemption from this obligation by using the European Health Card or a provisional certificate, both of which issued by the health insurance company in the home country.
Public transportation in the city of Zurich is dense and well planned, and residents can get around by bus, streetcar, regional train - even by boat. There is a discount for students under the age of 25. Bicycles are an inexpensive alternative to public transportation.You can find more information about getting around in the city on website of the City of Zurich, where there are maps for pedestrians or cyclists, walking tours, and other information (website in German):
Do you enjoy physical exercise? Do you want to get or stay in shape and improve your quality of life? Then the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) is the right place for you. The ASVZ and its wide range of sports facilities and activities are open to the entire university community. Its offers include traditional sports as well as various new and exciting kinds of sports.
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