The funding line global_innovation promotes projects that aim to provide students at UZH with a wide range of internationalization experiences. Project applications can be submitted twice a year. The commission for Education and Student Affairs decides on their approval at its last meeting of the semester (May/December).
The funding line pursues two funding objectives:
1. Building and establishing institutional collaborations in teaching with UZH partner universities: UZH’s Global Strategy focuses in particular on sustainable collaborations in research, teaching and to address complex societal problems. It opens the horizon for collaboration in teaching and research beyond the European area. For the realization of the Global Strategy in teaching, the development and establishment of mobility options for UZH students as well as the framework conditions for international incoming students are decisive.
2. Joining the European university alliance Una Europa on December 1, 2022, marks a milestone for the integration of UZH into the European Higher Education Area as well as for UZH’s development perspective of not only entering into close international, institutionally anchored collaborations in research, but also developing joint, institutionally anchored degree programs in teaching. In addition to the development of joint Bachelor’s study programs, the piloting of micro-credentials is another focus of possible projects supported by the global_innovation funding line. Projects are funded according to the strategic priorities set by the Executive Board of the University.