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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 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 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


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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.