With over 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. In addition, UZH's continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.
Shaping the Future since 1833. The Faculty of Science comprises eleven departments, and is a partner in eight joint institutes and three associated institutes. With over 170 professors from 20 countries, the Faculty conducts cutting-edge research and collaborates in diverse interdisciplinary research networks. Key national research partners include the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute, and CERN in Geneva. The Faculty of Science works closely with companies from business and industry, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical and software development. Its numerous successful spin-offs highlight the social relevance of the Faculty’s research.
The University Research Priority Programme (URPP) on Global Change and Biodiversity embarks on innovative avenues in biodiversity, ecosystem and earth system research by using a latitudinal gradient approach based on interactions, feedback and scale, which will yield more reliable and robust knowledge about global change processes.
ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
ID-Gene is a Swiss start-up active in DNA-based biodiversity monitoring by offering services and consulting in species identification, species detection in eDNA samples, DNA-based biodiversity assessments and environmental monitoring.
The SNSF promotes scientific research in Switzerland. It promotes the international competitiveness and integration of this research as well as its capacity to solve problems. It pays particular attention to the promotion
of young researchers.
NASA’s mission is to expand our knowledge of Earth and space for the benefit of humanity. It leads an innovative and expansive program of exploration with commercial and international partners to better understand Earth’s systems and enable human expansion across the solar system. In turn, these discoveries of science and technology are put to use in practical applications that both expand the human footprint across the universe and improve the quality of life on our home planet.
The Airborne Research Facility of the Earth System (ARES) is an integrated research infrastructure to measure terrestrial processes of the Earth system at regional scale. Data from complementary remote sensing instruments are assimilated in models within a dedicated computing infrastructure.
WSL is a leading institution in the research of responsible use and protection of natural and cultural landscapes, and the investigation of impacts and prevention of natural hazards. The WSL-Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) provides office space and infrastructure support.
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The main goals of the project are to deepen the awareness of the Swiss general public on the subjects of biodiversity, global change, and ecosystem services and to inspire a willingness to act on behalf of conservation of biodiversity.
NHBS’s core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect, and conserve the natural environment by offering the largest range of wildlife, ecology and conservation books and equipment in the world.