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Office of the Vice President Education and Student Affairs

Committed to Education and Student Affairs

The Office of the Vice President Education and Student Affairs is the central hub of the University of Zurich for teaching and study-related cross-sectional tasks. It offers advice and courses for lecturers, promotes strategic teaching and quality development and is responsible for various aspects of lifelong learning. It provides cross-faculty study information and advisory services for students and administers the centrally organized processes from application to graduation. 

  • Teaching Community

    Together we shape the future of teaching

    We actively promote networking among lecturers and thus strengthen the sense of belonging within the teaching community. Well connected and with combined strengths, we meet the demands of a rapidly changing society.

  • Initiative Zukunft der Lehre

    Education at the Cutting Edge

    Being a successful student means more than just getting a degree. Your studies shape the entire course of your life and prepare you for making responsible contributions to our shared future. We have launched the Future of Teaching initiative in order to more vigorously and strategically coordinate and promote these developments.

  • School for Transdisciplinary Studies

    Facing Tomorrow's Challenges Together

    The School for Transdisciplinary Studies was built in 2021. It is a hub for inter- and transdisciplinarily oriented courses offered by various university-wide initiatives and faculties.

  • Schüler:innenstudium

    A Sneak Preview of University Life for Secondary School Students

    School students from Zurich secondary schools are able to attend regular study modules at UZH and thus deepen and broaden their subject knowledge.

  • Universitäre Lehrförderung

    Testing New Ideas and Forms of Teaching

    The UZH Teaching Fund, which has been in place since 2016, was replaced by the broader UZH Teaching Fund (ULF) as of August 1, 2022. The funding amount has been almost tripled to CHF 2 million per year starting in 2023.

  • Teaching Tools

    Toolbox for Teaching

    The plattform Teaching Tools offers concise and evidence-based information, advice and inspiration for teachers and all other people involved in teaching affairs at the University of Zurich.

  • UZH Curriculum

    A Promise of Quality Toward our Students

    Established by the Office of the Vice President Education and Student Affairs, UZH Curriculum is a set of university-wide quality standards for attractive academic programs.

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Our teaching is of high didactic quality, grounded in research and oriented toward the acquisition of skills at all academic levels.

Teaching at UZH


We support our students to be responsible members of society and prepared for a variety of professional careers.

Studies at UZH

Lifelong Learning

We are committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive and flexibly accessible programs for individualized lifelong learning.

Center for Lifelong Learning (in German)

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Schweizer Haus

Schweizerhaus - Cité Internationale Universitaire Paris

For study and research stays, the UZH provides a room for its members in the Schweizerhaus of the Cité Internationale Universitaire Paris.

The room is available from September 2024.


Villa Garbald

Villa Garbald

Members of the UZH can use the Villa Garbald in Castasegna at very good conditions for workshops, retreats or even vacations.