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Department of Geography

Help & Advice

Buddy Program

The Zurich Graduate School in Geography/Earth System Science has a buddy program that is especially created to support new PhD students after their arrival and to stimulate dialogue between groups. Newly arrived PhD students are matched to more experienced PhD students. This should help to settle in faster and make sure that no one needs to reinvent the wheel.

Buddy program poster (PDF, 32 KB)
Information for junior buddies (PDF, 75 KB)
Information for senior buddies (PDF, 77 KB)

Buddy Program: Helping new PhD students to settle in faster and happier
GIUZ Blog, 29 September 2021

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GIUZ Statement of Professional Ethics

The Department of Geography strives to provide an equal and inclusive learning, working, and living environment and recognizes that this involves a variety of ethical considerations.
Endorsed by Departmental Assembly (Institutsversammlung) on 7 May 2020.
Statement of Professional Ethics (PDF, 51 KB)

Contacts for PhD Students at MNF

If you encounter problems during your PhD studies, there are several places at the Faculty of Science you can turn to.

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Psychological Counseling

The Psychological Counseling Services of UZH/ETHZ is open to all matriculated students, including PhD candidates. 

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