University of Zurich

University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
University of Zurich  
Business - Jan 16
Nudging, the concept of influencing people's behavior without imposing rules, bans or coercion, is an idea that government officials and marketing specialists alike are keen to harness, and itis often viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution. Now, a study by researchers from the University of Zurich puts things into perspective: Whether a nudge really does improve decisions depends on a person's underlying decision-making process.
Health - Jan 15

Bernd Bodenmiller has been selected to receive the prestigious Friedrich Miescher Award 2019 for his research at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Zurich. The prize is Switzerland's highest distinction for young scientists performing outstanding research in the field of biochemistry.

Event - Jan 10

2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Children's University of Zurich. So far more 20,000 schoolchildren from third through sixth grade have visited UZH and got fascinating insights into the world of research.

Event - Jan 9

The University of Zurich is planning to build a new center for education and research on its City Campus by 2027: The FORUM UZH. The new building is a crucial element in ensuring the future viability of Zurich as a hub for higher education.

Life Sciences - Dec 10, 2018
Life Sciences

Highlighting diversity, arousing fascination and raising awareness of the vital tasks that insects perform in nature.

Health - Dec 6, 2018

Michael Hall of the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is awarded the Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research 2019.

Life Sciences - Jan 14

As part of an international research project, a group of scientists from the University of Zurich found genetic variants associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors. It is one of the first studies to link genetic variants with behavioral outcomes, which are relevant to social science research.

Pharmacology - Jan 10

Researchers at the University of Zurich have determined the three-dimensional structure of the receptor that causes nausea and vomiting as a result of cancer chemotherapy. The study explains for the first time why some drugs work particularly well in ameliorating these side effects.

Life Sciences - Jan 9
Life Sciences

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.

Health - Dec 6, 2018

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study by the University of Zurich now shows that this measure is recommended too often, as current guidelines fail to take into account the risks of side effects.

Business - Dec 4, 2018

Farmers in developing countries often rely heavily on their yearly harvest to feed their families. A bad crop can have severe consequences for their livelihood.

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