With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. 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.

Digital change is not a purely technological phenomenon; it also has a profound impact on the economy and society. The Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich therefore involves researchers from all disciplines in order to broadly reflect and innovatively shape the process of digitalization.

Michael Hengartner, President of the University of Zurich

Why we join

The times in which only technological innovations and performance were discussed are over. Because there is more at stake: ethical, legal, social and economic aspects must also be discussed and the view of digitalisation must be extended. 

Switzerland must meet the challenges of digitalisation, and the University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland, has a key role to play in this. The University of Zurich therefore founded the Digital Society Initiative in 2016, a platform that researches and bundles digitization across all disciplines. 

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UZH Digital Day Live Talks

Zurich, main station

Health

Talks

03.09.2019, 12:00 - 12:12

University of Zurich

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UZH Digital Day Live Talks

Zurich, main station

E-Democracy

Talks

03.09.2019, 17:23 - 17:35

University of Zurich

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Impulse Talk 1: How does Virtual Reality change our body perception?

Zurich, main station

Health

Stage

03.09.2019, 12:00 - 12:12

digitalswitzerland

University of Zurich

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Impuls Talk 4: Who wins the election online? - digital Swiss election campaign

Zurich, main station

E-Democracy

Stage

03.09.2019, 17:23 - 17:35

digitalswitzerland

University of Zurich