Tag Archives: University of Zurich

50 meters long cotton scroll paintings with Buddha’s story on display at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than 2,000 years, it has been the source of Asian literature and art: the story of Prince Vessantara, who renounced everything to become the Buddha. Cotton scroll paintings containing this story, up to 50 … Read the full press release

Climate Policies Needed to Mitigate Risks in Financial System

Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a “climate stress-test” for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

University of Zurich study: People in Switzerland buy fair trade products more frequently than their German counterparts

People in Switzerland buy fair trade products more frequently than their German counterparts. A new study by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich states the reasons for this: The Swiss are more convinced ethically by fair trade … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time

A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation compared to adults: … Read the full press release

University of Zurich: Sick mice removes itself from the group to limit disease spread

Sick wild house mice spend time away from their social groups, leading to a decrease in their potential for disease transmission according to a new study by evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich in collaboration with the ETH Zurich. … Read the full press release

2016 International Physics Olympiad at the University of Zurich from 11 to 17 July

From 11 to 17 July, over 400 talented young students from 84 different countries will go head to head at the 2016 International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) at the University of Zurich. But the IPhO 2016 is not only an intellectual … Read the full press release

University of Zurich study: Mice cooperate if they benefit

ZURICH, 13-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — House mice often raise their offspring in a communal nest. A new study conducted by biologists from the University of Zurich reveals that females tend to be more willing to raise their offspring cooperatively if they … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich / University of Zurich: the fourth Scientifica recorded 25,000 visitors

ZURICH, 8-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The fourth edition of Scientifica was a resounding success: This weekend, 25,000 visitors had the chance to experience research at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich first-hand. True to its theme of light, the … Read the full press release

University of Zurich: success in decoding the genome of a currently incurable sub-type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

ZURICH, 28-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In industrialized countries like Switzerland acute lymphoblastic leukemia represents the most frequent type of cancer in children. Together with international researchers, a pediatric oncologist from the University of Zurich has now succeeded in decoding a … Read the full press release

University of Zurich: Diverse plant communities are more successful and enable higher crop yields than pure monocultures

Diverse plant communities are more successful and enable higher crop yields than pure monocultures, a European research team headed by ecologists from the University of Zurich has discovered. The scientists are convinced that the cultivation of crop mixtures in agriculture … Read the full press release

University of Zurich ranked 57th among the world’s leading universities in this year’s QS World University Rankings

ZURICH, 16-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In this year’s QS World University Rankings, the University of Zurich has made a large jump forward and is now ranked 57th among the world’s leading universities ‒ 21 places better than last year’s standing. … Read the full press release

University of Zurich biologists create first global map of Cellular traffic control system

Zurich, 12-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The transport routes of nutrients and messenger cargos can be compared to the traffic system of a city: A worldwide unique quantitative study of cell biologists of the University of Zurich shows that cells regulate the main … Read the full press release

Zurich researchers engineered skin cells for the very first time containing blood and lymphatic capillaries

Zurich, Switzerland, 3-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have engineered skin cells for the very first time containing blood and lymphatic capillaries. They succeeded in isolating all the necessary types of skin … Read the full press release

Zurich and Basel universities study reveals 1 in 7 Swiss students use “smart” drugs to enhance their cognitive performance

Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, 15-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — One in seven Swiss students has already tried to enhance his or her performance with prescription medication or drugs. Besides psychostimulants like Ritalin, students also consume sedatives, alcohol or cannabis. These substances are mostly … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers prove online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy

Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zurich provide scientific evidence of … Read the full press release