University of Zurich

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The University of Zurich (UZH, Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students.wikipedia
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The University of Zurich was founded on April 29, 1833, when the existing colleges of theology, the Carolinum founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525, law and medicine were merged with a new faculty of Philosophy.
The Carolinum Zürich (sometimes Prophezei or Prophezey) is the predecessor educational institution of the theological faculty of the University of Zürich, established in 1525.


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The University of Zurich (UZH, Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students.
Two of Switzerland's most distinguished universities are located in the city: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), which is controlled by the federal government, and the University of Zürich, under direction of the canton of Zürich.

ETH Zurich

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Members of the university can use several libraries, including the ETH-library, and the Zurich Central Library, with over 5 million volumes.
ETH is a federal institute (i.e., under direct administration by the Swiss government), whereas the University of Zurich is a cantonal institution.


In 1962, the faculty of science proposed to establish the Irchelpark campus on the Strickhofareal.
The area also houses the Irchelpark faculty of the University of Zürich and is one of the largest public parks in Zürich.

David Strauss

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In the University's early years, the 1839 appointment of the German theologian David Friedrich Strauss to its Chair of Theology caused a major controversy, since Strauss argued that the miracles in the Christian New Testament were mythical retellings of normal events as supernatural happenings.
When Strauss was elected to a chair of theology in the University of Zürich, the appointment provoked such a storm of controversy that the authorities decided to pension him before he began his duties.

Alfred Werner

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Alfred Werner (12 December 1866 – 15 November 1919) was a Swiss chemist who was a student at ETH Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich.

Albert Einstein

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That year, at the age of 26, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Zurich.

Wilhelm Röntgen

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In 1869, he graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich; once there, he became a favorite student of Professor August Kundt, whom he followed to the University of Strasbourg.

Peter Debye

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In 1911, when Albert Einstein took an appointment as a professor at Prague, Bohemia, Debye took his old professorship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Theodor Mommsen

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However, the next year he obtained a professorship in Roman law at the University of Zurich and then spent a couple of years in exile.

Erwin Schrödinger

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In 1921, he moved to the University of Zürich.

Max von Laue

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In 1912, Laue was called to the University of Zurich as an extraordinarius professor of physics.

Karl Moser

In 1914, the university moved to new premises designed by the architect Karl Moser on Rämistrasse 71.

Rolf M. Zinkernagel

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Rolf Martin Zinkernagel (born January 6, 1944) is Professor of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich.

Walter Rudolf Hess

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He received his medical degree from the University of Zürich in 1906 and trained as surgeon in Münsterlingen (in the same canton as his birthplace Frauenfeld) under Conrad Brunner (1859 - 1927).

Corpus Corporum

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"the collection of collections") or in full, Corpus Córporum: repositorium operum latinorum apud universitatem Turicensem, is a digital Medieval Latin library developed by the University of Zurich, Institute for Greek and Latin Philology.

Staatsarchiv Zürich

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The campus also houses the anthropological museum Anthropologisches Museum, and the cantonal Staatsarchiv Zürich.
Since 1982 the archives are concentrated at the Irchelpark campus of the University of Zürich, in a building specifically constructed for their needs.

Paul Karrer

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He studied chemistry at the University of Zurich under Alfred Werner and after gaining his Ph.D. in 1911, he spent a further year as assistant in the Chemical Institute.

Leopold Ružička

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With expertise in the terpene field, he became senior lecturer in 1918, and in 1923, honorary professor at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) as well the University in Zurich.

Michael Hengartner

He is the Rector of the University of Zurich and President of the Swiss Rectors' Conference, swissuniversities.


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The University of Zurich (UZH, Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students.


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It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy.