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Research cluster

DIZH’s research cluster aims to promote interdisciplinary, cross-university research on digitalization issues. We want to pool the different skills and capacities of our partner institutions in order to facilitate new perspectives on the digitalization process and enable innovative forms of collaboration.

The research cluster is a DIZH-coordinated network of researchers from partner universities as well as external project partners.

Professors, lecturers and senior researchers can take part in the DIZH research cluster in a variety of ways: by holding a DIZH-funded position, as fellows, as members of the plenary meeting or other advisory bodies, or by acting as an external project partner.

DSI Professorships, UZH

Immersive Arts Space, ZHdK  

Zurich Center for Creative Economies, ZHdK

Centre for Education and Digital Transformation, PHZH

DIZH offers a framework for partner universities to establish bridge professorships. These professorships are interdisciplinary and contribute to connecting the partner universities on an academic level. The professorships are tasked with bringing together relevant activities from DIZH partner universities in a particular field and creating synergies between them.

Call for DIZH Bridge Professorships (Digital Society Initiative)

In addition to bridge professorships, DIZH partner institutions can also create temporary positions for bridge postdocs. These postdoc positions are intended to strengthen collaboration and create synergies between partner universities in particular fields.

DSI Postdocs / Digital Society Initiative, UZH

Fellows are members of a partner university who devote part of their working time to DIZH for a limited period. They take an active part in DIZH-related teaching and research or DIZH projects while working together with other members of the DIZH network.

DIZH Fellows ZHAW digital

Fellowship program of the UZH Digital Society Initiative

Digital Entrepreneur Fellowships, UZH

The doctoral program promotes and connects junior researchers in the Zurich area who focus on digitalization issues.

DSI Excellence Program for PhD Students


The DIZH invites researchers to exchange information and network with each other. For this reason, we regularly organize events

The DIZH Exchange enable members of the DIZH partner universities and interested parties to meet regularly, present and discuss research results. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabine Dani.