The purpose of continuing education is to deepen one's knowledge in a specific field, to gain additional qualification outside one’s subject area or to acquire a multidisciplinary extension of one’s undergraduate studies. Accordingly, the University of Zurich offers a broad range of high-level degree programs and short courses to further educate university graduates as well as those interested in academic topics, thereby rendering the latest findings of academic research accessible to the public. Continuing education at the University of Zurich is not only concerned with rendering access to knowledge but also with the exchange of knowledge, so as to enable both sides – the university as well as the participants – to profit from the transfer of knowledge between university and practice.
UZH's continuing education programs integrate the latest research developments, thus guaranteeing highly efficient knowledge transfer between higher education institutions and practitioners. They enable participants to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of a specific field, gain an additional qualification in an area outside their own discipline, or undertake interdisciplinary studies to complement their original degree.
"There are few better places [...] to acquire knowledge than at the University of Zurich. Everything Switzerland's largest institute of higher learning does revolves around learning, thinking, researching, and sharing the insights gained. As part of global research networks, the League of European Research Universities (LERU), and the European Lifelong Learning Program, the University currently offers around 100 prestigious continuing education programs. They're in great demand, thanks in no small part to the fact that the latest insights are transferred so rapidly and directly between UZH's continuing education programs and the rest of its educational offering."
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert, Vice President for Arts and Social Sciences