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UZH as a real-world laboratory

UZH makes itself available to its researchers, staff and students as a real-world laboratory to enable the exploration and implementation of innovative measures for sustainable operation. Measures for sustainable operation are developed in interdisciplinary teams. UZH researchers can apply for project funding together with staff responsible for the operations or administration. The consortium must include at least one person from each of the two groups. Students (e.g., in the context of final theses) and external cooperation collaborators can be included.

Applicants are encouraged to look for potential collaboration with our partner institutions in the ZKSD (Zurich Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development) to make use of synergies. The ZKSD can provide administrative support for coordination.

Call for proposals

Call for proposals: Making UZH a real-world laboratory for climate change mitigation (PDF, 111 KB)

Application form: Making UZH a real-world laboratory for climate change mitigation (DOCX, 63 KB)

Deadline for application: June 30, 2023
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2023
Start of funding period: October 1, 2023

NEWS: In the coming weeks, there will be Q&A-Sessions  to discuss all your questions on your project idea or proposal. Please contact Linde Warland for the link to participate.


Linde Warland
Manager of the Sustainability Commission
Tel. +41 44 635 43 19