University-Wide Strategy Process

At a higher level, the Board of the University and the Executive Board of the University are responsible for developing the University of Zurich’s strategy. Within the University of Zurich, the university-wide strategy process is coordinated by the General Secretariat.

Work is currently under way to translate the University of Zurich’s Strategic Goals 2020 into Strategic Principles. At the same time, the Executive Board of the University is developing a priority program in the sense of a specific work program for the years 2019-2022.

Besides this, for the second time strategic discussions between the Executive Board of the University and the faculty deans have been scheduled to take place in the fall of 2018 (“Herbstgespräche”). These will be followed by a second round of discussions in the spring of 2019 (“Frühjahrsgespräche”) in preparation of the Executive Board of the University’s annual development and financial planning meeting. These discussions in the fall and in the following spring serve the continual strategic dialogue between the Executive Board of the University and the faculty leadership.

The Herbstgespräche are also an important element in the third cycle of evaluations.