Partner institutions

Together, we support innovative research projects with a focus on economics

The Excellence Foundation Zurich collaborates closely with its partner institutions, the Department of Economics and the UBS International Center of Economics in Society.

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The Department of Economics of the University of Zurich is one of the leading research centers in Europe. The department’s broad fields of research cover all sub-areas of economics. In general, research is done in an interdisciplinary manner that combines modern economics with elements from the fields of history, political science, biology, and sociology. The world-renowned Laboratory for Behavioral Economics and Experimental Economic Research and the Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research are affiliated with the department.

Precht event in the UZH auditorium

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The UBS International Center of 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 the 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.

UBS Center seminar room