Mission statement

Life Science Zurich is a joint venture initiated by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich to promote Zurich as an international centre for cutting-edge research, first class education and economic innovation in the field of life sciences.

Life Science Zurich

  • supports a strong and modern life science curriculum in primary and secondary education
  • aims to offer one of the best doctoral schools worldwide in the life sciences field and to prepare young researchers to develop into tomorrow's leaders in research, industry and society
  • establishes cooperation networks that bring together the major stakeholders in academia, industry and the public sector
  • stimulates dialogue between academia, the broad public and the industry and creates an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect and trust
  • connects life scientists to career opportunities beyond academia