Mission & Goals


The North-South Cooperation at the University of Zurich promotes exchange of knowledge and intercultural mutual learning with universities and research institutes in Africa. The cooperation supports sustainable projects in research and teaching as well as in capacity development. Central to all activities is a commitment to a reciprocal partnership between the cooperating institutions and individuals.


The goals of the North-South Cooperation are:

  1. Develop capacity, in particular with regard to the sustainable promotion of research potential, and to strengthen institutional structures at the partner universities.
  2. Promote innovative research projects with the aim of generating knowledge through a mutual learning process.
  3. Contribution on the part of UZH to solving global problems.