Centers of Competence

The Centers of Competence are interdisciplinary cross-faculty scholarly networks in which researchers and research groups of the University of Zurich coordinate their work according to strategic objectives. Some Centers of Competence are run by the University of Zurich together with other universities.

Blockchain Center

UZH Blockchain Center started its activities in 2017, and was formally established as a Competence Center in 2019. Since then, it has organised a wide range of academic, educational, and industry-related activities. It thus became the largest and most active academic cluster in Switzerland, a World-wide blockchain hub.


Center for Crisis Competence

The UZH Center for Crisis Competence (CCC) aspires to a leading role in advancing, and sharing scientific insights for the management of crises of all kinds.


Center for Leadership in the Future of Work

The Center of Leadership in the Future of Work at the University of Zurich focuses on the human side of the future of work. It promotes joint studies between business and academia, offers lifelong learning programs on people-centered leadership and supports start-ups in taking ideas from lab to market. It forms the nucleus of a «global HR valley», an ecosystem of current and future leaders who understand the value of people in and for business.


Center for Research in Sports Administration

The Center for Research in Sports Administration (CRSA) is a scientific network with the goal to support and coordinate top-level academic research in sports management, sports economics, sports administration, and adjacent areas at the University of Zurich.


Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth

The Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth is an academic research and teaching institution at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. CSP is unique in its position at the intersection of research and training, bridging scientists, wealth owners, and investment professionals in order to generate knowledge and to mobilize capital toward impact.