UZH Journal 2/20: A Greater Voice for UZH’s Faculties
The University of Zurich is establishing a wider basis for its governance structure.
Focus: Governance 2020+
UZH is overhauling its governance structure, redefining the remits of the Executive Board and the deans and assigning more direct responsibilities to the faculties. We sat down with Josef Falkinger, head of the Governance 2020+ reform program, to find out more about the goals and aims driving the reorganization effort.
UZH had to switch to a minimum level of operations on 16 March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Within a very short space of time, classroom teaching moved online, with all lectures, seminars and events taking place virtually. We asked teaching staff, students and employees how they coped with this enormous challenge.
On thin Ice
Our glaciers are melting. Glaciologist Michael Zemp believes that a reduction in air travel among the scientific community is inevitable.
“Part-time employment benefits research”
Professor Stefanie Walter reduced her workload to better balance her professional and private life. She talks about her positive experience with the project on part-time leadership duties, which UZH launched as part of the Gender Equality Action Plan 2017–20.
All Creatures Great and Small
Celebrated alumni look back at their time at UZH. For this issue, we talked to Robert Zingg, curator at Zurich Zoo..