About Us

Internationally renowned for its excellency in research and teaching, the University of Zurich is part of a dynamic worldwide network. In collaboration with others, UZH tackles global challenges and strives for a positive impact on societies around the world.

Global Affairs facilitates and supports opportunities for the wider UZH community to engage in global dialogues and collaboration with partner universities, networks and other relevant international stakeholders. Our aim is to increase UZH’s global impact through network and outreach activities, and thus embed a truly global mindset within our community.




Head Global Affairs

Katja Durkin

Phone: +41 44 634 65 01

Email: katja.durkin-sommerhalder@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Back Office Management


Rebecca Engler

Phone: +41 44 634 41 57

Email: rebecca.engler@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu



International Partnerships and Strategic Projects


Senior Project Manager Summer Schools,

Head International Partnerships and Strategic Projects (ad interim)


Carmen Richard

Phone: +41 44 634 41 86

Email: carmen.richard@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Project Manager Global Responsibility


Sara Elmer, Dr. sc.

Phone: +41 44 634 45 89

Email: sara.elmerudry2@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon morning, Tue, Thu, Fri

Carolin Fleck

Project Manager Strategic Partnerships


Carolin Fleck

Phone: +41 44 634 61 93

Email: carolin.fleck@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon morning, Tue, Wed morning, Thu, Fri

Leslie Reinhard

Project Officer Global Networks


Leslie Reinhard

Phone: +41 44 634 11 13

Email: leslie.reinhard@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu


Project Officer Summer Schools


Nina Richard

Phone: +41 44 634 20 68

Email: nina.richard@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Thu

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Project Officer Global Responsibility


Chantal Marquart

Phone: +41 44 634 65 05

Email: chantal.marquart@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Student Assistant


Carina Waser

Phone: +41 44 634 20 65

Email: partnership@int.uzh.ch

Office days: Mon morning, Thu afternoon


Student Assistant


Zaher Ahmadi 

Phone: +41 44 634 65 12

Email: info.start@int.uzh.ch

Office days: Tue afternoon, Wed morning, Thu



International Welcome Services and Visibility


Head of International Welcome Services and Visibility

Tiffany Merz-Cheok

Phone: +41 44 634 65 07

Email: tiffany.merz-cheok@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon-Fri


Senior Project Manager
Deputy Head of International Welcome Services and Visibility


Marcel Schneider

Phone: +41 44 634 22 06

Email: marcel.schneider@uzh.ch

Office days: Tue-Fri

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Project Manager International Welcome Services and Visibility   


Claudia Grieder

Phone: +41 44 634 39 18

Email: claudia.grieder@uzh.ch

Office days: Mon, Tue, Thu

Alice Ragueneau

International Scholars Advisor


Alice Ragueneau

Phone: +41 44 634 65 11

Email: welcome@int.uzh.ch

Office Days: Mon-Thu, Fri morning


Student Assistant


Nina Steffen

Phone: +41 44 634 39 08

Email: nina.steffen@uzh.ch

Office Days: Tue afternoon, Thu, Fri morning

Synniva Müller

Student Assistant


Synniva Müller

Phone: +41 44 634 39 29

Email: synniva.mueller@uzh.ch