Head International Office
Zurich University of the Arts
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
P.O.Box, CH-8031 Zurich
Tel. +41 43 446 20 56
Head International Affairs
Prof. Hartmut Wickert
Head International Affairs Dossier
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There are no national or geographical boundaries to art and design. Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) maintains numerous international partnerships and actively contributes to various networks and selected international organizations. Our commitment rests firmly upon our belief in the necessity of sharing experiences and interests across cultures.
For our staff and students, international mobility is integral to their everyday work. They are involved in the University's international activities, help establish international networks, and contribute their first-hand experiences to these networks. This commitment strengthens the position of our graduates in the globalized employment market, just as acting on the international stage generates new contents for teaching and research.
The International Office supports staff and student mobility and provides incoming international students with expert guidance during their stay at ZHdK.
Erasmus+ What next?
In 2014/15 Switzerland won’t participate in the Erasmus+ programmes. Nonetheless, we consider student mobility as a vital and essential part of Switzerland’s higher education. The main goal of the Swiss Higher Education institutions is to prevent the collapse of student mobility. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation has drawn up a transitional solution for Switzerland's continued participation in the European education and research programmes. This solution is similar to Switzerland’s indirect participation in Erasmus before 2011 and runs under the name «Swiss-European Mobility Programme». Students traveling to Switzerland for an exchange semester will receive a grant paid by the Swiss Government.
You can find information and statements on the adoption of the initiative against mass immigration and its impact for Switzerland on the homepage of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI in the top-left corner under «Indications»