Boost for polar research


The University of Zurich will become a new member and funder of the Swiss Polar Institute from 1 January 2021. The collaboration further boosts polar and remote high-altitude research.

"UZH becoming an official member of the SPI will push and ease collaboration and exchange within the Swiss polar science community. Given the ongoing rapid changes in polar regions, it is important to give polar research here at UZH more weight and strengthen it and crucially to be more formally involved in shaping the future of polar science in Switzerland”, says Andreas Vieli, Professor at the Department of Geography.

News release, November 10, 2020