Your involvement

Together we can make a difference
As a donor you not only in­vest in the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics, you will join forces with oth­er peo­ple who share your con­vic­tion and com­mit­ment. You will be a part of a broad sci­en­tif­ic and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty around No­bel Lau­re­ates, top in­dus­try lead­ers, and in­sti­tu­tions – all with the am­bi­tion to en­able cut­ting-edge sci­ence, make an im­pact, and shape so­ci­ety.

Pos­si­bil­i­ties for your in­volve­ment

Global Challenge Fund

Sup­port the De­part­ment in find­ing an­swers to the chal­lenges the world is fac­ing to­day with the ul­ti­mate goal to cre­ate a sus­tain­able econ­o­my and shape so­ci­ety.



Your in­volve­ment will al­low the re­al­iza­tion of sci­en­tif­ic projects that will make an im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety.



By cre­at­ing new pro­fes­sor­ships, you en­able us to at­tract out­stand­ing re­searchers to Zurich who will gen­er­ate a sus­tain­able im­pact on re­search, teach­ing, and out­reach.



The young tal­ents of to­day are lead­ing per­son­al­i­ties of to­mor­row. By grant­i­ng schol­ar­ships to grad­u­ate stu­dents, you help at­tract the best young re­searchers to Zurich.


Legacies and Bequests

Do you want to leave some­thing last­ing be­hind and change the world be­yond your own life? De­sign a bit of the fu­ture as you en­vi­sion it.


Your Solution

Can’t find your cause? We will be hap­py to help you iden­ti­fy the project and fund­ing in­stru­ment that suits you best.


“Zurich’s Department of Economics has developed rapidly into an internationally leading education and research institution over the last years – not least due to the strong Excellence Foundation’s partnerships. It attracts leading scientists and young talents to Zurich and strengthens our business location. As foundation partner from the very beginning, we are proud to be part of the success story.”

Roger Liebi, Deputy Chair­man of the Bank Coun­cil, Zürcher Kan­ton­al­bank

Your contact person

Is your de­sired area of sup­port not here? We look for­ward to hear­ing from you in or­der to find a suit­able so­lu­tion to­geth­er with you.
Independence of research and teaching
The Ex­cel­lence Foun­da­tion Zurich sup­ports the in­de­pen­dence of re­search and teach­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich thus con­ducts the re­cruit­ment process for all do­nat­ed or sup­port­ed po­si­tions au­tonomous­ly, and schol­ar­ships are grant­ed in ac­cor­dance with the Uni­ver­si­ty’s guide­lines. All hold­ers of these po­si­tions or schol­ar­ships are mem­bers of the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics.