Dear readers,
Knowledge is one of the most important keys to navigating the future. Higher education institutions are the incubators of this knowledge – and the University of Zurich has a leading role. UZH is one of the best and most innovative universities in the world. It boosts the economy and contributes to increased quality of life in Switzerland, as education, research and innovation are important factors driving growth and employment figures. The dynamic economy in Zurich and the rest of Switzerland is therefore in no small part the responsibility of UZH.

The University’s core funding comes from the Canton of Zurich, but private donations also play an important role. The contributions of our many donors through the UZH Foundation help UZH to develop and thrive. Private donations enable us to implement innovative research projects more quickly and to support even more outstanding students. And thanks to the additional revenue from the UZH Foundation, the University of Zurich is in the champions league of international research in certain areas.

It would be wonderful if you would consider joining our large family of donors. To those of you who already have, we are extremely grateful – for your support, and above all for the interest and trust you have shown in the University of Zurich. Our donors make the top-level teaching and research we have at UZH possible.

We couldn’t do it without you – thank you!

Prof. Dr. Michael O. Hengartner, President University of Zurich