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Homecoming 2022: Back to university

Meet former fellow students? Exchange ideas with professors? Learn more about current research projects? Enjoy a varied flying dinner? All this awaited our alumnae and alumni at this year's Homecoming event of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics UZH and its Alumni Associations.

Impulses - Networking – Orientation: This year's Homecoming event on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, explored the interplay between science, business and politics.

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Recording of keynote speech by Kaspar Villiger


Begruessung_Harald Gall
Networking Apero
Homecoming Lichthof


Key dates


Wednesday, 28 September 2022, from 5:30 p.m. onwards


Aula and Lichthof in the main building of the University of Zurich


All alumnae and alumni as well as current and emeritus professors of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics UZH are invited.


From 17:30

Connect Sessions: Door opening, admission and welcome drink


18:15 - 19:00

4 Connect Sessions with professors to choose

  • Marketing und Social Networks: «(How) Should Influencers Disclose Sponsorships With Brands?»
    Andrea Giuffredi-Kähr, Assistant Professor in Marketing in the Digital Economy, Departement of Business Administration UZH


  • Humans and AI: «Deep Learning - Curse and Blessing» (in English)
    Manuel Günther, Assistant Professor for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Department of Informatics UZH
  • Sustainable Finance: «How Artificial Intelligence helps to identify cheap talk and greenwashing»
    Markus Leippold, Professor für Financial Engineering, Departement of Banking and Finance UZH
  • Deglobalization: «A Future in Doubt?» (in English)
    Ralph Ossa, Professor of International Trade, Department of Economics UZH
various rooms
19:00 - 19:15 Break and room change  
18:30 - 19:15

Main Program: admission and welcome drink

Aula (KOL-G-201)
19:15 - 19:20

Welcome by Dean Prof. Harald Gall

Aula (KOL-G-201)
19:20 - 19:50

Keynote speech by Kaspar Villiger, former Federal Councillor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UBS Center for Economics in Society for Economics in Society

Aula (KOL-G-201)
19:50 - 20:05 Questions and answers with moderation Aula (KOL-G-201)
20:05 - 20:10 Closing speech and transition by Vice Dean Prof. Alexander Wagner Aula (KOL-G-201)

From 20:15

Flying Dinner, accompanied by Professors as sommeliers, Bar


The event will be held mainly in German. An English translation will be provided.           

Please register by 21 September 2022 at the latest at the following link.

If you are unable to attend despite registering, please cancel your registration by 26 September 2022 at:

The Homecoming event was organized in cooperation with our partners:

Logo OEC Alumni UZH
Logo UZH Alumni Informatik
Logo UBS Center




The next Homecoming event is expected to take place in September 2024. All alumnae and alumni will receive an invitation via email in due course. Please make sure your email address is current in the Alumni-Portal.



Charlotte Ulmann

Graziella Bomio
Alumni Relations Manager
Dean's Office