Facts and Figures

The ZNZ in numbers

 140

Research groups with more than 1000 neuroscientists

   17

ERC Grants since 2007

  300

Doctoral students enrolled in the ZNZ PhD Program, including 42 % from Switzerland, 40 % from Europe and 18 % from overseas

 600

PhD certificates awarded by December 2016

    9

Elected members in the ZNZ Steering Committee

    1

Coordination office

3500

Visitors annually to the BrainFair

  60

Patents in the National Centre of Competence in Research "Neural Plasticity and Repair" from 2001 – 2013

ZNZ Milestones

2017 Establishment of the Therapy Development Accelerator, a new unit promoting translational research 
2016 Set-up of a new junior group in experimental Parkinson research

2015

Launch of the new Viral Vector Facility

2014

Start of EIT Health with ETH participation

2013

New Oxford-McGill-ZNZ Partnership in the Neurosciences 

2012

Research agreement with University College London

2011

Promotion of clinical multiple sclerosis research with a donation

2010

Collaboration agreement with McGill University 

2010

Launch of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program together with neuroscience centers in Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Göttingen and Coimbra

2009

Establishment of the Velux Foundation Assistant Professorship for Systems and Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration

2008

BrainFair exhibition "Emotions" at Bellevue in Zurich with over 20,000 visitors

2008

Start of the new Assistant Professorship in Clinical Neurorehabilitation 

2005

CORTEX doctoral training project of the EU "Marie Curie Actions Early Stage Training"

2005

Visit of the Dalai Lama to the ZNZ on 3 August

2003

Creation of two new assistant professorships in multiple sclerosis in collaboration with Serono, Geneva

2001

Start of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research "Neural Plasticity and Repair"

1999

Cooperation agreement with Novartis Basel

1998

Inauguration of ZNZ as a joint center of competence of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich