The UZH Foundation

The UZH Foundation seeks donations and bequests to achieve its fundamental goal of promoting excellence at the University of Zurich. By giving support, you become part of the ground-breaking work done by University of Zurich researchers. Donations to the UZH Foundation accelerate the progress made in research and education, bringing benefits to society at large.

11.03.2019 – UZH molecular biologist Prajwal and a team of researchers have developed a comprehensive rapid diagnostic test for multi-resistant tuberculosis pathogens. Their work was made possible thanks to the UZH Entrepreneur Fellowship, which is financed by the Werner Siemens Foundation and encourages and supports young UZH researchers to transform their scientific knowledge and technologies into commercial enterprises.

11.12.2018 – A new kind of heat treatment could be an effective way of supporting cancer therapy. Caroline Maake heats up tumors using naturally occurring nanoparticles, which has shown to eliminate cancer cells in animal models. Thanks to two funding projects, the UZH professor can continue to develop this promising approach and use it on horses suffering from tumors of the connective tissue.

21.11.2018 – Martin Gubser has headed the UZH Foundation since the beginning of May. He intends to step up efforts to raise funds from alumni and attract bequests to tap what he sees as the greatest potential – private individuals.

26.10.2018 – The University of Zurich is investing in digital: With 18 new professorships, it is set to become a global hub for research into the digital revolution. UZH also intends to fundraise for targeted resources that will enable it to further expand the initiative.

23.10.2018 – Apps to help us lead healthier lives, artificial intelligence to enhance monitoring of intensive care patients, and electronic diaries to improve the lives of multiple sclerosis sufferers: On Digital Day, UZH presents ways in which digital technology can change and advance medicine.

26.09.2018 – The University of Zurich ranks 90th in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. UZH was able to gain ground in several areas.

20.09.2018 – Remote sensing expert Michael Schaepman wants to use a new aerial sensing method to investigate the complex interplay between ecosystems, species and genes. It could help measure global biodiversity. His research project is supported by the NOMIS Foundation with a donation of 5,1 Mio.

24 Aug 2018 – The Werner Siemens Foundation has donated 10.7 million francs to the UZH Foundation to be used to further develop the Entrepreneur Fellowship Program in the area of medical technology. This funding instrument supports young UZH researchers in translating their scientific findings and technology into commercial ventures.

24 Aug 2018 – UZH had the honor of welcoming Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. He was able to gain an impression of current aviation and spaceflight projects that are being carried out at the UZH Space Hub, which already is collaborating with NASA and further partners.

17 Aug 2018 – Should we protect nature because it provides us with resources, or do so simply for its own sake? Philosopher and biologist Anna Deplazes Zemp wants to look at this question from a new point of view using an argumentation of environmental ethics. Her research project is made possible thanks to the generous funding of the NOMIS Foundation.

16 Aug 2018 – In the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (formerly the Shanghai Ranking), the University of Zurich once again ranks among the top two in Switzerland, behind ETH Zurich and ahead of the University of Geneva, EPFL Lausanne and the University of Basel.

12 Jun 2018 – Onur Boyman, an immunologist working at the University Hospital Zurich and UZH, has joined forces with Andreas Katopodis to establish Anaveon, a company aiming to translate breakthroughs in research in the field of cytokines into new and innovative immunotherapies for cancer. The spin-off has been made possible thanks to support from the UZH Life Sciences Fund.