CAS in Higher Education

Category Description


The CAS in Higher Education is a part-time continuing education program covering all the relevant aspects of current university teaching and learning. It's an opportunity for instructors to receive a basic grounding and continuing education in teaching and learning, and acquire a qualification documenting their university teaching achievements.

Participants will learn how to plan and conduct skills-based courses and assess their teaching appropriately. They'll be introduced to innovative teaching models and approaches to evaluation.
The CAS is offered on a blended learning basis combining a variety of teaching and learning formats: alongside in-class sessions, participants will put together a teaching portfolio, be observed by experts, take part in peer observations, and try their hand at peer counseling.

At the end of the CAS in Higher Education, participants independently carry out a teaching project in their respective focus.

Target group   University-level instructors
Requirements  Participants must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited university.
Final award Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Higher Education

Number of participants

For each course the number of participants is limited to 16 persons. Please register early.




Please note that this course is held in German. Intermediate-level German language skills with regard to understanding and reading are required to participate in the programs. It is possible for the participants to speak English during the courses. Contributions and course assessments may be submitted in English.

Duration  2 Years (15 course days, 14 ECTS Credits)

Start Fall 2023 Registration open


Module I: 24/25 August 2023 and 13 October 2023

Module II: 01/02 February 2024 and 15 March 2024

Module III: individual

Deadline teaching portfolio: 31 July 2024


Module IV: 13/14 June 2024 and 27 August 2024

Module V: 06/07 February 2025 and 15 April 2025 and 19 Mai 2025

Module VI: 11 June 2025


CHF 8700,- for external participants

For internal participants (UZH employees):

CHF 4350,- without a qualifying position

CHF 1000,- with a qualifying position

(for doctoral candidates without a qualifying position see Regulation and Implementaton Provisions)


Registration CAS 2023 (PDF, 619 KB)

Registration lateral entry (PDF, 520 KB)(for graduates of the Teaching Skills Program)

Registration deadline: 31 May 2023

Lateral entry Please visit our German website
Terms of Participation

With their registration participants agree to attend the entire course. A cancellation after the end of the cancellation period, no-show without indication of unforeseeable or unavoidable reasons or incomplete participation can result in consequences for the participation in other courses (detailed information about the terms of participation).

FAQ Frequently asked questions (German)

Governing body

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Zurich, represented by Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert


Lisa Gubler (Program coordination)


Tel.: +41 (0)44 634 29 84