Your Support for the University of Zurich


Thanks to you, the UZH Foundation can support the University of Zurich’s strategic priorities and promote excellence in science.

By supporting us, you become part of the groundbreaking work done by University of Zurich researchers. Your donations speed up progress in research and teaching, bringing benefits to the whole of society. Investing in education and research benefits everyone: Since 2012, we have been able to provide over CHF 250 million to the University of Zurich thanks to the dedication of around 700 private donors, foundations and businesses.

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«The UZH Foundation does great things that also benefit people who aren’t familiar with the world of academia.»

Richard Dähler, Donor since 1997

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Four new spin-offs

Four UZH spin-offs were founded last year. Among them, two founding teams could be supported thanks to donations to the UZH Foundation as part of the Entrepreneuer Fellowship.

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Brain Diseases Award 2021 ceremony

Want to learn how eyesight could be restored thanks to the use of optogenetic light sensors? At this year's Brain Diseases Award, which will be presented on November 1, you will gain exciting insights into brain research.

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Establish Your Own Foundation

The UZH Foundation offers you the opportunity to establish
your own foundation and focus your support on a topic
of your choice
at the University of Zurich.

We also run the head office of the Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation as well as several trusts focusing on specific topics.

«My studies at UZH were a great challenge, but fortunately the University supported me with a scholarship. I’m very grateful to my alma mater for that.»

Dzmitry Katsiuba, student at the Department of Informatics