Initiatives @UZH

Center for Reproducible Science

Open Science

The reproducibility of scientific findings is crucial for the credibility of empirical research. The objective of the Center for Reproducible Science is to train the next generation of researchers in good research practices, to develop novel methodology related to reproducibility and replicability, and to improve the quality of scientific investigation using meta-science.

Open Science    

Commission UZH Interdisciplinary

Consisting of representatives of all faculties and bodies of UZH, the Commission has the task of promoting dialogue across disciplines and with the broader public. For this, the Commission UZH Interdisciplinary plans and finances a topical lecture series with an interdisciplinary focus every semester.

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series


"Perspektiven der Höflichkeit"

Digital Society Initiative


The Digital Society Initiative is the competence center of the University of Zurich for digital change. We promote knowledge and dialogue to the public on the subject of digitalization.

Studium Digitale

Initiative Geisteswissenschaften

Initiative Geisteswissenschaften

In der Initiative Geisteswissenschaften (IGW) arbeiten Forschende vor allem der geisteswissenschaftlichen Fächer an der UZH zusammen. In der Initiative wirken darüber hinaus auch Forschende aus der Medizin und den Sozialwissenschaften mit. Innerhalb der UZH bietet die IGW eine Plattform für die interdisziplinäre Verknüpfung geisteswissenschaftlicher Themen zwischen allen Fakultäten der UZH.

Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung "Relevanz? Relevanz! Geisteswissenschaftliche Perspektiven"

Office for Animal Welfare and 3Rs

Tierwohl & 3R

The Office for Animal Welfare and 3Rs promotes animal welfare and the 3Rs principles (replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments) in research and teaching at the University of Zurich.

The 3R's and the ethics of animal research

Office for Gender Equality and Diversity


The Office for Gender Equality and Diversity advises and supports other university bodies as well as staff and students on all matters pertaining to gender equlity.

Open Science Office

Open Science

The Open Science Office is responsible for developing the University of Zurich’s strategy in the field of Open Science. It also initiates, coordinates and promotes implementation of the Open Science strategy.

Open Science

Participatory Science Academy


The Participatory Science Academy promotes skills and competencies for excellent participatory work and thus enables the development of innovative and original research projects.

Introduction to Citizen Science

Citizen Science II: From Theory to Practice

Right Livelihood Centre of the University of Zurich


The Right Livelihood Centre of the University of Zurich, a hub between the Right Livelihood Foundation, the University of Zurich and the public, aims at making a contribution to solving global problems by bringing activism and academia together.

​​​​​​"Sustainability now!"

Sustainability Team


The Sustainability Team at UZH supports existing activities surrounding sustainability in research, teaching, and daily operations. It coordinates implementation of various measures and fosters communication between all members of the UZH community who are working toward sustainability.

Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung ​​​​​​"Sustainability now!"


UZH Innovation Hub


The UZH Innovation Hub is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It acts as a catalyst to accelerate the development of new inventions and ideas and strengthens the transfer of innovative research and teaching to the economy and society.

Digital Ventures Leadership & Foundation

Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp