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The University of Zurich (UZH) with over 26,000 students, the largest university in Switzerland. The University of Zurich was founded in 1833 as the first university in Europe of a democratic state and is one of the best in German-speaking universities. Seven faculties offer a variety of opportunities for study at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. In addition, the University of Zurich has a wide range of continuing education portfolio.

The University of Zurich is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) among the leading European research universities.

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Si les singes ne peuvent pas parler comme nous, ils sont capables de communiquer. Drawkman/Shutterstock

« Dis-moi, pourquoi les animaux ne parlent pas ? »

C’est vrai que la plupart des animaux ne peuvent pas utiliser des mots comme nous, mais ils sont capables de communiquer énormément d’informations.
The bodies of comb jellies like Mertensia ovum are soft, meaning they rarely fossilize. (Alexander Semenov)

Finding a rare fossilized comb jelly reveals new gaps in the fossil record

Fossilized comb jellies, or ctenophores, are rare because the creatures are almost completely soft-bodied. Rare fossil finds are helping us learn more about ancient animals and evolution.
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker. Alamy

How 9/11 changed cinema

In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
Milling grain meant less wear and tear on neolithic teeth, which had other effects on language. Juan Aunion/Shutterstock.com

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke

Considering language from a biological perspective led researchers to the idea that new food processing technologies affected neolithic human beings’ jaws – and allowed new language sounds to emerge.
Many universities use tutorials to complement lectures. from www.shutterstock.com

Research shows students are as good as professors in tutorial teaching

As students return to campuses this week, new research shows universities could save money by not asking professors to teach tutorials because they are no more effective than student instructors.
While some are declaring that democracy has had its day, others see this as a time to develop more truly democratic ways of living. Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910

Is Democracy Dead or Alive? Democracy has a future, if we rethink and remake it

Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
There is little evidence that training alone reduces the propensity for over-service of alcohol. AAP/Alan Porritt

We need more than just laws to ensure responsible alcohol service

Responsible Service of Alcohol laws should be coupled with public discussion that encourages people to take responsible for their own drinking behaviour.

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