Events and Meetings

The VAUZ organizes events for its members on a regular basis. This offers junior academics the opportunity to network, meet fellow PhDs and postdocs, and remain updated when it comes to university politics.

Also check out GRC and AVETH.

Hearings Vice President Research

The previous Vice President Research Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman took up the office of President on 1 August 2020, thus, the office of the Vice President Research is therefore currently not filled. The appointment process to fill the position is ongoing.

Hearings of the Representative Bodies at the UZH with the candidates will take place on 23 November 2020, 16:00-18:00. Because of rising Covid-19 cases, the hearings will take place virtually.

next steps
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Finding a new job is always a big challenge and in 2020 even more daunting. The UZH Career Services introduces you to strategies and methods for career planning and job search. And in case the transition becomes a bit more difficult, regional employment services (RAV) experts will give you tips on how to proceed.


For all PhDs and postdocs.

Please register here.


VAUZ Get-Together: October

for more information: or send an e-mail to to join our Whatsapp-Group

PhD & Postdoc Happy Hour

Happy Hour
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You want to get to know fellow junior academics? Join us for the PhD & Postdoc Happy Hour every month on the second Tuesday at 6pm (changing locations so check out the information on facebook).

Upcoming dates: Because of the current situation, we are reevaluating. We will keep you posted.

  • 10.11.2020 at 6pm @ location tba
  • 08.12.2020 at 6pm @ location tba

for more information:

or send an e-mail to to join our Whatsapp-Group