Success through partnerships

The Excellence Foundation Zurich was founded in 2011 – the foundation of our success story is strong partnerships. The commitment and generous support of our many partners have enabled us to make the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich what it is today: a world-renowned institution.

The milestones at a glance

2021
  • Founding partner Zürcher Kantonalbank extends its support
  • Excellence Foundation Zurich celebrates 10 years of “Answers to the most pressing questions of our time”
2020
  • Zurich Insurance Scholarships
  • Founding of ECON Alumni UZH ‒ the Network for Economists
    www.econalumni.ch
  • UBS Foundation Assistant Professorship for Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets
2019
  • Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade
  • Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics
    www.kuehnecenter.uzh.ch
  • Credit Suisse Professorship of the Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
2018
  • Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center for Economics of Breastfeeding
    www.lrfc.uzh.ch
2017
  • Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics
    www.econ.uzh.ch
  • Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Professorship of Child and Youth Development with a focus on breastfeeding
  • UBS Foundation Professorship of Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • UBS Foundation Assistant Professorship of Applied Economics
2016
  • Center for Child Well-being and Development, in partnership with UNICEF und SDC
    www.ccwd.uzh.ch
  • Zurich Center for Economic Development, in partnership with Swiss Re Foundation
    www.ced.uzh.ch
  • UBS Foundation Professorship of Economics of Institutions
2015
  • Professorship of Development Economics, in partnership with Swiss Re Foundation
  • Professorship for Child Well-being and Development, supported by UNICEF Switzerland
  • NOMIS Professorship for Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory
  • UBS Foundation Assistant Professorship of Applied Economics
  • UBS Foundation Assistant Professorship of Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2014
  • Partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
2013
  • Research partnership with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) is established
  • Establishment of UBS Foundation Professorship of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, the first of a total of 7 UBS Foundation professorships
2012
  • Founding of the UBS Center for Economics in Society thanks to a generous donation from UBS
  • Award of the first ZKB scholarship
2011
  • Founding of the Excellence Foundation Zurich thanks to a generous donation from Zürcher Kantonalbank
    www.ubscenter.uzh.ch