Partner institutions

The Excellence Foundation Zurich is the foundation of the Department of Economics and works closely with its partner institution, the UBS Center of Economics in Society. Together we support innovative research projects with a focus on economics. We also maintain a lively exchange with ECON Alumni UZH, the alumni association of the Department of Economics.

Together for innovative research

The UBS Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ics in So­ci­ety

The UBS Center for Economics in Society – in short the UBS Center – is an associated institute at the University of Zurich. It was established in 2012, thanks to a founding donation from UBS, which the bank made on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. The UBS Center has two main objectives. First of all, it finances all levels of world-class research in economics done at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. Second, the UBS Center supports a continuous dialog between academia, politics, and society, and with it the transfer of knowledge. With its activities, the UBS Center contributes in further strengthening Switzerland as a center for economics, education, and science.

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ECON Alum­ni UZH

The ECON Alumni UZH was established in February 2020 with the objective of forming a worldwide network for an engaged and passionate community that supports both its own members and the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. ECON Alumni UZH organizes events on various themes from areas such as economics, politics, or culture and offers its members a platform for a regular exchange of viewpoints. Moreover, the association offers its alumni diverse career services.

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