University of Zurich – Our Host University

The city of Zurich was officially founded as Turicum customs station by the Romans about 57/58 BC to control the transfer of travellers and goods into the province of Raetia. Over the centuries Zurich has grown into a hub of culture and business as well as into one of the worlds most renowned tourist destinations.

Several times Zurich has been awarded by Mercer research as the city with world’s best quality of life incorporating aspects such as leisure, recreation, safety, cleanliness, political and economic stability and medical care.

With two internationally renowned universities, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the University of Zurich (UZH), Zurich hosts more than 44’000 students and is one of the key locations in Switzerland for education and advanced training.

The Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Information Technology at the University of Zurich is one of Europe’s leading faculties including lecturers and researchers of excellent, international repute, who follow innovative approaches.

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Switzerland – Our Host Country

Switzerland is a country with a beautiful nature and a distinctive cultural life located almost in the heart of Europe (still not a member of the European Union) with Bern as capital city. It has more than 8 million inhabitants and four national languages (German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-Romanic).

The different language areas to some extent still have different traditions and customs, given that their shared history only goes back about two centuries. Swiss often state that they are only linked together by the desire to stay united.

With more than 1’400 lakes, about 140 glaciers hosted by the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau as the three main geographic regions, Switzerland is an epic and scenic country.

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