At a Glance

28,000 students, excellence in research, outstanding teaching, and services for the public
At a Glance

Annual Report

The annual report is the official report of the University of Zurich for the cantonal authorities.
Annual Report
Order Annual Report
Previous Annual Reports


The University of Zurich was founded in 1833. It was the first university in Europe established by a democratic state and without ecclesiastical or royal patronage.
History in Brief
Previous Presidents
Churchill's speech (1946)

Nobel Prizes

To date, twelve UZH scholars have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Their achievements have contributed considerably toward establishing the excellent reputation of the University.
Nobel Prize Laureates

Dies Academicus

Every year at the end of April, the University of Zurich marks the anniversary of its foundation in the year 1833.
Dies academicus
Historical Background

Discover the University

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Professorial Appointments

Professorial appointments or promotions since 2020.
Professoral Appointments

Professors Entering Retirement

Professorial retirements are declared by the Board of the University.
Professors Entering Retirement

In Memoriam

Remembering our professors who have passed.
In Memoriam (in German)