With more than 27,000 students, the University of Zurich is Switzerland’s largest university. Founded in 1833, UZH was Europe’s first university to be established by a democratic political system. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the university offers a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs.
As a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Universitas 21 (U21) network and una europa, UZH belongs to Europe’s most prestigious research institutions. Numerous distinctions highlight the university’s international renown in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology as well as economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on 12 UZH scholars.
The academic excellence of UZH brings benefits to both the public and the private sectors locally and throughout Switzerland. Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways: In addition to granting the general public access to its 12 museums and many of its libraries, the university makes findings from cutting-edge research available to the public in accessible and engaging lecture series and panel discussions.
UZH has been a NOMIS partner since 2016. Together, they have established the NOMIS Professorship for Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory.