didactica – continuing education in teaching and learning at UZH and ETH Zurich

Category Description

The «didactica» programme is intended for instructors and persons involved in teaching at the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich at all levels. Its aim is to promote the development of comprehensive teaching proficiency at every stage of the academic career. Based on a model of different fields of activity in higher education, didactica courses cover the entire spectrum of higher education topics. Many courses, titled accordingly, address specific aspects of select disciplines or certain target groups.


All courses not only provide new input, but also encourage the active processing and implementation of the knowledge gained. The emphasis is placed on critical and discursive reflection and the application of acquired knowledge in the participants’ own teaching.
Target group Faculty and staff members involved in teaching at the UZH and ETH Zurich

The courses offered in didactica are open to instructors of all schools and departments. In order to enable all people interested to attend, we may limit the number of participants per school and department if necessary.

more information

Final award Confirmation of course attendance


English and/or German
Numbers of participants


Duration Half-a-day up to a maximum of two days.

The program is updated every semester and is published in May and December. Current program at www.didactica.uzh.ch


Faculty and staff members of the UZH and ETH Zurich: free of charge

Members of other accredited Swiss higher education institutions: fee of CHF 200 per half day


Because of the current UZH switch to digital teaching we conduct our courses digitally.




Administration „didactica“
c/o Continuing Education UZH

Vidra Stokanic

Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 41 48
E-Mail: didactica@wb.uzh.ch

Attendance policy

Registration is binding and participation in the entire course.i.e. a minimum of 80% of the course, is required. Cancellations are accepted up to two weeks before the course begins. Unless there is an emergency, cancellations after the cancellation deadline, unexcused absences, no-show or incomplete participation (< 80% of the course) will result in a one-year exclusion from all didactica courses. The reasons for a cancellation after the cancellation deadline must be submitted in writing, with the pertaining documentation, to the didactica administration office.

For members of UZH, special terms of participation apply.