Symbolic world map with the strategic partnerships of UZH

Strategic Partnerships

The University of Zurich strives to strengthen and develop our existing partnership links with a small number of universities to form strategic alliances in a number of areas to address global challenges, offer innovative teaching collaborations for our students, initiate dialogues with relevant stakeholders and learn from each other at an institutional level.

Charles University, Czech Republic

UZH and Charles University, Prague, have entertained a strategic partnership since 2017. Several bilateral research projects in the fields of medicine, German studies and musicology are jointly funded.
Strategic Partnership with Charles University

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

In 2017, UZH entered into a strategic partnership with Freie Universität Berlin, stepping up their already close cooperation. This alliance has brought about joint research projects in the natural sciences, neurosciences and psychology, in particular.
Strategic Partnership with Freie Universität Berlin

University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Zurich and the University of Geneva have been strategic partners since 2017. A close collaboration in the fields of digital science and citizen science has already been initiated.
Strategic Partnership with the University of Geneva

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

UZH and the Humboldt University of Berlin signed a cooperation agreement for a strategic partnership in 2019. Both universities provide start-up funding for joint research projects.
Strategic Partnership with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Kyoto University, Japan

Kyoto University is renowned for its medical research. 2019 saw the launch of the first Research Lab in Residence program, in which two researchers from UZH are working with specialists in reprogrammed stem cells in Kyoto.
Strategic Partnership with Kyoto University

University of Queensland, Australia

The two universities have had institutional links for many years, and since 2017 the links have become increasingly stronger through research and teaching collaborations in criminal law, occupational psychology, healthy ageing, food sciences and – more recently – in green chemistry, imaging and neurosciences. 2021 the two universities have signed a partnership plan for a strategic alliance.
Strategic Partnership with the University of Queensland