Scholarships

Bringing young scientific talent to Zurich
As a foun­da­tion, we are also firm­ly com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing young tal­ent. The De­part­ment cur­rent­ly has two grad­u­ate schools, the Zurich Grad­u­ate School of Eco­nom­ics (Zurich GSE) and the Mar­lene Porsche Grad­u­ate School of Neu­roe­co­nom­ics, en­abled by a gen­er­ous do­na­tion by Mar­lene Porsche, since de­ceased. We pro­vide schol­ar­ships to en­able stu­dents to study in one of these out­stand­ing pro­grams. We thus in­crease the num­ber of high­ly qual­i­fied grad­u­ates who con­tribute their skills and knowl­edge to lo­cal com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions.

ZKB Stipen­di­en

Dr. Chloé Michel

Re­ceived a ZKB schol­ar­ship in 2012. She had pre­vi­ous­ly com­plet­ed her mas­ter’s de­gree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich. Ms Michel com­plet­ed her doc­tor­ate in 2016 and ac­cept­ed a po­si­tion as be­hav­ioral an­a­lyst at Swiss Re.

Lea-Kathrin Heursen

Was award­ed a ZKB schol­ar­ship in 2012. She had pre­vi­ous­ly com­plet­ed her mas­ter’s de­gree at the Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics.

Yi-Shan Lee

Re­ceived a ZKB schol­ar­ship in 2013. She had pre­vi­ous­ly com­plet­ed her mas­ter’s de­gree at the Na­tion­al Tai­wan Uni­ver­si­ty.

Christian Zünd

Was award­ed a ZKB schol­ar­ship in 2014. He had pre­vi­ous­ly com­plet­ed his mas­ter’s de­gree at Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty.

“We know very little about why people behave as they do, why they decide as they do. This should be the subject of research, and this research deserves to be supported.”

Mar­lene Porsche, Pres­i­dent of the Mar­lene Porsche Foun­da­tion

Mar­lene Porsche Grad­u­ate School of Neu­roe­co­nom­ics

Ex­plor­ing the bi­o­log­i­cal and neur­al mech­a­nisms of de­ci­sion mak­ing

The Mar­lene Porsche Grad­u­ate School of Neu­roe­co­nom­ics was launched in 2017, en­abled by a do­na­tion by the Mar­lene Porsche Foun­da­tion. The in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary de­gree pro­gram in the cut­tingedge field of Neu­roe­co­nom­ics has a strong sci­en­tif­ic fo­cus, with the goal of en­abling stu­dents to be­come in­de­pen­dent re­searchers of the high­est cal­iber. Its fac­ul­ty con­sists of in­ter­na­tion­al­ly renowned schol­ars with ex­per­tise in be­hav­ioral eco­nom­ics, neu­roimag­ing, neu­rophar­ma­col­o­gy, brain stim­u­la­tion tech­niques, and com­pu­ta­tion­al mod­el­ing.