About UZH Alumni

About UZH Alumni


Together We Grow Stronger

Founded in May 2017, UZH Alumni serves as an umbrella organization to the alumni associations and chapters of the University. UZH Alumni enables interdisciplinary and cross-faculty alumni interaction and strengthens contact between the University and its graduates. And, as the largest of the alumni units, UZH Alumni organizes a range of meet ups and events for its members every year.

UZH Alumni was born in 2017 of the merger between the Alumni Association of the University of Zurich ZUNIV and the Alumni UZH umbrella organization. Taking «Together we grow stronger» as its motto, it acts as a service provider to all the associations based on faculty, subject, or course of continuing education. UZH Alumni is also - as was ZUNIV - an association that all graduates of UZH Zurich are free to join, irrespective of their branch of studies. In continuing the supportive activities and events initiated by ZUNIV, UZH Alumni represents a spirit of both tradition and transition.

The history of the Zurich alumni movement goes back to 1883. At that time, while celebrating the University’s 50-year jubilee, a number of former students decided to found the Zurich University Association, later to become the ZUNIV. The idea was to give something back to the University and for alumni to stay in contact with each other. The founding motto of «Promoting the University and fostering its interests among the people» remains true today, as UZH Alumni provides substantial support to the University in the form of cultural, sporting, social, and academic activities. UZH Alumni and its member organizations also organize events that provide a stimulating forum for exchange.

You remain an alumnus or alumna for life. Membership of UZH Alumni offers you the chance to stay connected to the University of Zurich, to express your pride, and also to give something back, as a considerable share of the membership fee is channeled into activities that further the interests of the University.