Our Partnerships

DSI partnerships are formal agreements between the DSI and other institutions (within UZH and external). There are currently four agreements in place with the following institutions: the Citizen Science Center, the Center for Information Technology, Society and Law (ITSL), the Swiss Data & Service Alliance and the Blockchain Center. The DSI aims to enter into agreements with other universities wherever possible. The Zurich Universities Digitalization Initiative is a highly promising concept that offers a framework for working together with other higher education institutions in Canton Zurich.



Citizen Science Zürich

Citizen Science Zurich is supported by the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. It consists of two pillars: the Citizen Science Center and the Participatory Science Academy.

Together, Center and Academy support a whole range of Citizen Science forms and practices in all scientific disciplines. This should help to anchor participatory research approaches in the scientific mainstream.

Citizen Science Center Zurich and PWA contribute to the development and implementation of Citizen Science in Switzerland and beyond its national borders. They jointly organize events and conferences and work with project teams in Zurich and the surrounding area to provide the best possible support for Citizen Science projects. Together they are involved in national and international networks and contribute to the global Citizen Science discussion and agenda.




The goal of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) is to foster and advance interdisciplinary research, to encourage the collaborative development of multidisciplinary projects and to serve as a forum that promotes dialogue and knowledge transfer between researchers from various disciplines such as computer and communication sciences, sociology, psychology, geography, ethics, and law. 

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UZH Blockchain Center

The UZH Blockchain Center is Switzerland's largest academic initiative in the field of blockchain and has an active network of cooperations world-wide. The Center comprises 24 professors from the University of Zurich from three faculties and eight departments.
The approach of the UZH Blockchain Center is strongly interdisciplinary  and  provides a comprehensive range of teaching offerings for bachelor's students to leaders in industry. The center serves as articulation  point for industry, academic peers and regulators. In close cooperation with industry and universities, the UZH Blockchain Center helps to create structured knowledge on the topic of blockchain and to anchor it to society. To this end, the UZH Blockchain Center organises international events and courses: Regular lecture series with researchers from all over the world, an annual summer school, a continuing education programme "CAS Blockchain" and conferences with international partners.

All these activities contribute to a better understanding of the thriving Swiss Blockchain ecosystem and to support its transformation into a digital economy. 

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School for Transdisciplinary Studies

The School for Transdisciplinary Studies (STS) facilitates inter-/transdisciplinary courses offered by various university-wide initiatives and faculties, as well as projects that foster transferable skills for bachelor and master students at UZH. Bachelor students can book the „Studium Digitale“ through STS.