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Buddy Program: Helping new PhD students to settle in faster and happier

Buddy Program: Helping new PhD students to settle in faster and happier

What is the agreement form? Which IT infrastructure is available at GIUZ? What amount of teaching duties can I expect? Your buddy can help you with all these questions!

The art of critical thinking

The art of critical thinking

In a world where plenty different opinions are presented like they were universal truths, critical thinking might be one of the most important skills one can acquire. But what does critical thinking even mean? This essay was written as part of the GEO199 Small Group Teaching Course.

"Ghöreder ois?!": Leise Stimmen am Hauptbahnhof Zürich

«Ghöreder ois?!»: Leise Stimmen am Hauptbahnhof Zürich

Studierende erforschten im Frühjahrssemester 2021 die Bedürfnisse und Herausforderungen der Nutzer:innen dieses zentralen Orts. Diese veröffentlichten sie jetzt auf der Website www.zueri-urban.com.

Sharing, repairing and waste management: Bottom-up sustainability projects in Zurich

Sharing, repairing and waste management: Bottom-up sustainability projects in Zurich

Are you interested in sustainability issues and want to learn about different projects in and around Zurich? Visit the website created by five geography students in the context of a self-organized-seminar!

Grossanlässe im Sport: Eine Podcastreihe von Studierenden

Grossanlässe im Sport: Eine Podcastreihe von Studierenden

Grossanlässe im Sport werden in den Medien oft und kontrovers diskutiert, aktuell die Sommerolympiade 2021 in Tokio und die Weltmeisterschaft des Männerfussballs 2022 in Katar. In einer Podcastreihe betrachten Studierende diese aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln.

He who digs a pit ... can learn a lot about soil science!

He who digs a pit … can learn a lot about soil science!

Since 2013, we have been the happy owners of a soil pit on Irchel Campus. There, we give our students some practical insights into what such profiles can look like in urban areas. Check it out in this short video captured by our drone!

How does an education in Geography and Earth System Science matter for sustainability?

How does an education in Geography and Earth System Science matter for sustainability?

Sustainability comes in many forms of our daily lives, but also reflected on our professions and behaviors as professionals. The curricula we offer at GIUZ are well suited to prepare you to contribute to the major sustainability challenges of our times.