The UZH International Summer Schools offer interdisciplinary programs for bachelor and master students from all over the world. The programs combine classroom instruction, group work, and individual study with industry expertise and academic travel. They have been offered at the Faculty since 2019.
The following Summer School programs from WWF will be held this summer, July 2-21, 2023:
Deep Dive into Blockchain – Linking Economics, Technology and Law
This online Summer School will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts and practitioners in the field. Blockchain-based systems, with cryptocurrencies as the most prominent example, have disrupted and reshaped the way we now think about digital finance and other similar applications, such as supply chains. Blockchain and related technologies allow to store sequential, trustful information without enforced consensus by central authorities or trustees.
For a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. This is exactly what the UZH Blockchain Center offers during the three weeks of this course: you will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, we will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics.
Finance for the Future: Investments, Sustainable Finance and FinTech
Stability, universality, responsibility and excellence – these are the four cornerstones of Swiss banking. These values are the foundation of the success of the Swiss financial center. Today, Switzerland is the leader in cross-border asset management – 27.5% of cross-border assets managed around the world are managed in Switzerland.
However, it is important to keep up with the most recent trends and developments that are promising for the future. The Swiss banks will on the one hand continue to orientate themselves along the four cornerstones. On the other hand it will be essential to take recent developments as FinTech and Sustainability in account in order to stay competitive in the long run. Of course, we will also discuss the impact of the current global health situation on the financial markets.
Participating in this online summer school will not only allow you to learn theoretical aspects about finance, but also to interact with practitioners and experts from academia. A unique opportunity to expand your network!
If you are interested in participating in the Summer Schools, please refer to the UZH course catalog for details on how to book the module.
You can apply via the UZH Summer School website.