Global University Networks

The University of Zurich is as a member of various carefully selected networks. UZH is part of the European Universities alliance Una Europa and actively involved in the international research-intensive networks Universitas 21 (U21), the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the university network Berlin-Vienna-Zurich.

Una Europa Membership

Eleven leading European research universities have come together to create a unique alliance – Una Europa. The alliance aims to draw on collective strengths to create a truly European inter-university environment, a University of the Future.
Una Europa Membership

Universitas 21 (U21) Membership

Universitas 21 is a global network of 27 research-intensive universities collaborating on researcher engagement, educational innovation, student experience and general matters related to international higher education.
Universitas 21 Membership

League of European Research Universities (LERU) Membership

LERU is a group of 23 European research-intensive universities committed to the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research, having had a significant impact on research policy in Europe.
LERU Membership

University Network Berlin-Vienna-Zurich

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Vienna and the University of Zurich form a strategic alliance. All three universities are comprehensive universities with a similar profile and the same interests, which are mutually beneficial. In addition to the joint evaluation of teaching, research and administration, the network also promotes junior scholars.

Other International University Networks

European University Association (EUA)

The EUA is the representative organization of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 46 European countries.

EUA Magna Charta Observatory

The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and the European University Association (EUA).

European University Foundation (EUF)

The University of Zurich has been a member of the influential European University Foundation (EUF) since 2019. The EUF aims to accelerate the modernization of the European higher education area and to promote high-quality student mobility.

Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH)

The IBH is an association of 24 universities from Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland.

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

UNAI is a United Nations (UN) initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the UN in supporting and contributing to the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University of Zurich has been selected to serve as a UNAI Hub for SDG-13 Climate Action from 2018–2021.