In addition to the classical dissertation for veterinarians with the grade "Dr. med. vet.", the Professors of the Vetsuisse Faculty also supervise postgraduates in PhD programs.
Who offers doctoral positions?
Direct inquiry at Professors of the Vetsuisse Faculty, advertisements and notices at the clinic or institutes.
The doctoral thesis can also be done in an external institution and submitted to the Faculty through a Professor of the Faculty.
Registration of Medical Professionals is compulsory
Under the revised Swiss Medical Professions Act, as of 1 January 2018 anyone exercising a medical profession requiring a university qualification and working in Switzerland must be registered in the register of medical professions.
A successful registration is not equivalent to an official recognition and approval of a foreign diploma by the Federal Office of Health (BAG)!
You get more information at: Register of Medical Professions
International Relations UZH provides information for international Students.
Help Desk: Supporting, Coaching Mentoring
The Dean's Office (email@example.com) is at your disposal as the first point of contact for all day-to-day research work, including problems with supervising your doctoral thesis. You can address your problem to Jutta Bachofner, who controls the triage of the cases. Problems of scientific nature will be referred through the Vice Dean Research and Promotion of Young Researchers; for all other problems, the Dean him/herself will try to find a mutually acceptable solution for all parties.
Doctoral theses are always subject to review by the supervisors. At the time of submission of the doctoral thesis to the supervisor, to the responsible Dean’s office or to the respective doctoral program (e.g., LSZGS or GCB), the students give permission for a review with the plagiarism software to be carried out.