Business, Economics and Informatics

Behavioral economics, trade or digitalization: Researchers at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics investigate new scientific theories and methods in economics, business administration, banking and finance, and in informatics.

UZH News

  • As part of the national Open Research Data Action Plan, swissuniversities is providing CHF 32 million for projects in the area of open research data. UZH vice presidents Elisabeth Stark and Christian Schwarzenegger see this as a great opportunity to integrate UZH's Open Science Policy into research practices.

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  • Buying a car? Blockchain promises greater transparency and a revolution in business models. All you need is faith in the technology. Liudmila Zavolokina studies how users trust – or mistrust – these new applications.

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  • Onicio Leal is a startup founder and public health researcher in one. He wants to help improve the health of children growing up in Malawi.

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  • PolygonSoftware develops smart software solutions and relies on gifted programmers. The startup’s staff is made up entirely of students or alumni of the UZH Department of Informatics. The fledgling business has recently been granted the right to use the UZH Startup label.

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  • Seven new spin-offs emerged from UZH last year. The fledgling businesses have rolled out innovative software for drones, a novel treatment for stress incontinence as well as a method that makes prenatal interventions safer, among other things.

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  • The University of Zurich’s latest round of public Ringvorlesungen explores what it means to be human, education in the age of technology, health in a digital society, and gender in the Middle Ages. The lecture series kicks off on 15 September.

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  • A University of Zurich start-up has developed an innovative learning and assessment platform for teachers. Thanks to the platform’s cutting-edge technology, teaching staff can individualize and mark exams through an automated process.

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  • The UZH International Summer Schools for Bachelor’s and Master’s students from around the world are currently taking place for the third time. The difference this year is that they are taking place entirely online. Students from a total of 54 different universities will learn about Switzerland, blockchain and more.

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  • Generosity entails costs. Its benefit to us, though, is indeterminate. Why are we nonetheless generous toward others? Neuroeconomist Philippe Tobler has peered into the brains of generous people and discovered an answer to that question.

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  • A mere fraction of the wealth of the super-rich would be enough to make our economy more sustainable – assuming it’s invested the right way.

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