University Politics

The VAUZ represents the largest group of employees at UZH, i.e. almost 6000 or more than 50% of UZH's workforce.

The VAUZ board is made up of Mittelbau employees who are committed to the interests of young scientists at the university and give a voice to our concerns when it comes to educational policy, both at UZH but also at a national level. We are committed to improving the situation and conditions of the junior faculty at University!

Furthermore, we offer peer to peer counseling, and organize events so that you can network with other members of the scientific community at the UZH.

In particular, VAUZ is responsible for organizing the right of co-determination of the group of junior academics at the University of Zurich. To this end, we organize the election of  representatives who sit on committees and commissions of the university, the faculties, as well as the institutes, seminars, and clinic. This allows us to give voice to and represent the interests of the junior academics at the UZH—the largest group of employees after all!

We are always very happy to welcome new members who, in addition to their formal membership, are prepared to devote some of their precious time to work on one of the UZH's committees. Please see this list for open vacancies.