Special Events


The Doktorandentag of the Department of Chemistry is an internal annual event that gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research work. The 18th Annual Doktorandentag 2021 will take place on Friday, 23.07.2021.

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Summer Schools

Paul Karrer Lecture

Paul Karrer Medal

The Foundation for the Paul Karrer Lecture invites, either annually or biannually, an outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry to present a scientific lecture at the University of Zurich. The presentation of the Paul Karrer Gold Medal is carried out in conjunction with this lecture.

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Flüssige Kristalle? Flüssigkristalle!




Vier Chemielehrer bieten zusammen mit Forschenden des Instituts für Chemie der Universität Zürich einen ganztägigen Chemiekurs für Mittelschülerinnen und Mittelschüler an. Der Weiterbildungstag beinhaltet Theorie, Experimente und Demonstrationen zu Flüssigkristallen und Flüssigkristallanzeigen.

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Forschungs-Update für Gymnasiallehrpersonen




Nach 3 Jahren Pause findet am 14. September in unserem neuen Gebäude auf dem Campus Irchel wieder das beliebte Forschungsupdate für Gymnasiallehrpersonen statt.

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Givaudan Karrer Lectureships

The Givaudan/Karrer Lecture series was established in 2005. Each year, a distinguished Givaudan Karrer Visiting Professor visits the University of Zurich for a period of two weeks to three months, and presents a short special topics course to the graduate students as well as a research lecture at Givaudan. The medals awarded in association with this professorship are provided by the Swiss Chemical Society out of the archive of medals cast in 1937, on the occasion of Karrer's Nobel Prize.

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