Albert Einstein, world’s greatest scientist, did his doctorate degree at this university, leaving behind his famous dissertation: A new determination of molecular dimensions. Another Nobel laureate produced by this University, whom most of us are familiar with, is Conrad Rontgen, a name that has become a verb in Indonesian, referring to an x-ray procedure in the hospital and other health facilities. In total, of its 160 years of establishment, University of Zurich has produced 11 Nobel laureates, including: Erwin Schrodinger, Karl Muller, and Rolf Sinkernagel.
On February 6, 2015, Dr. Hidayat YS, Director of UAI International Office, visited Dr. Sara Elmer, Coordinator North-South International Projects, International Relations Office, University of Zurich. The meeting took place in the International Office at Raemistr, 71 Zurich. This visit aims at 1) Introducing and promoting UAI; 2) Seeking available scholarships for UAI faculty members and students; and 3) Exploring potential research collaborations, between the two universities.
There are scholarships available funded by the Swiss government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral and post doctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded University or recognized institute. Those who are interested, please visit the website of the Swiss Government State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation : www.sbfi.admin.ch
Regarding research opportunities, the University of Zurich has established its research priority program (URPP), consisted of 12 programs :
- Asia and Europe;
- Dynamics of Healthy Aging;
- Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystem;
- Global Change and Biodiversity;
- Integrative Human Physiology;
- Financial Market Regulation;
- Social Networks;
- Language and Space;
- System Biology/Functional Genomics;
- Translational Cancer Research;
- Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion
UAI International Office has the names and e-mail addresses of the contact persons of each research priority. Please contact us if you need the information, or visit the University of Zurich website : www.ufsp.uzh.ch.
University of Zurich is a top University and ranks regularly among the best University in the world. It has seven faculties : Faculty of Economies; Business Administration and Information Technology; Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Faculty of Science, and Vetsuisse Faculty. Currently, there are about 4000 undergraduate and 2000 postgraduate international students who are studying in this University. The International Relations Office of University of Zurich summarizes in seven reasons why one should come and study at this university :
- Top-ranked University;
- Foremost research institution and excellent study programs;
- Modern infrastructure and generously equipped laboratories;
- Degree programs in German and English;
- Students and professors from throughout the world;
- Extraordinary sports program;
- Located in the heart of Europe
International Office UAI hopes that faculty members, and also students of UAI would benefit and take advantage of these opportunities at the University of Zurich.