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University of Zürich

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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Milling grain meant less wear and tear on neolithic teeth, which had other effects on language. Juan Aunion/

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.
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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.
Méduses bleues. ProjectManhattan/Wikimedia

Comment des scientifiques trop pressés ont fait croire à une invasion de méduses

La « théorie de l’océan gluant » où les méduses envahiraient les mers du globe n’est pas très rigoureuse… Leçon de science.
A plague, or just an artefact? Jacob Gruythuysen

How time-poor scientists inadvertently made it seem like the world was overrun with jellyfish

How flawed citation practices can perpetuate scientific ideas even before they've been fully established as true.


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