Zurich University of Education

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University of Education Zurich
founding October 3, 2002
Sponsorship state
place Zurich
country SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Rector Heinz Rhyn
Students about 3,600
Employee Around 627 lecturers, research assistants and assistants as well as 264 employees in administrative, technical and operational functions (full or part-time, 2019)
Networks IBH , Swissuniversities
Website www.phzh.ch
The campus space of the PH Zurich.

The University of Education Zurich (PH Zurich or PHZH, Eng. Zurich University of Teacher Education ) is the training center for teachers and teachers in the Swiss canton of Zurich .


The PH Zurich was founded in autumn 2002 by amalgamating eleven previous institutions for teacher training. It is one of the four sub-schools of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences . The PH Zurich is divided into the following areas:

More than 3,600 students and around 21,500 further training participants per year are training and continuing education at the PH Zurich (2019). The University of Education Zurich employs 627 lecturers, academic staff and assistants, as well as around 260 staff in administrative and technical functions (2019), full-time or part-time.


As a member of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences , the PH Zurich works closely with the other universities of the ZFH, the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich . It is also a member of the International Lake Constance University (IBH).

The PH Zurich also supports cooperation with universities in the education sector at home and abroad and promotes the exchange of students, researchers and employees. It maintains cooperative relationships with 80 partner universities worldwide.

Locations and infrastructure

The PH Zurich campus is located right next to Zurich's main train station - in the middle of the city of Zurich on Europaallee . The infrastructure includes classrooms, seminar and group rooms with modern equipment, a triple gymnasium, a lecture hall for 440 people, three smaller lecture halls for 150 people, work rooms for lecturers and students, modern information technology, the library of the Zurich University of Education and catering facilities. A total of five microwaves are available to the students.


  • Esther Ruffo: The learning of prospective teachers: an empirical study at the University of Education Zurich (= Explorations , Volume 59), Lang, Bern / Berlin / Brussels / Frankfurt am Main / New York, NY / Oxford / Vienna 2010, ISBN 978-3 -0343-0507-5 (Dissertation University of Zurich 2010, 306 pages).

Web links

Commons : University of Education Zurich  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. independent public law institution with its own legal personality
  2. https://phzh.ch/de/ueber-uns/Organisation/Rektorat/
  3. https://phzh.ch/de/ueber-uns/Medien/Medienmitteilungen/2019/09/semesterstart/
  4. ^ Members. In: www.swissuniversities.ch. swissuniversities, 2019, accessed on August 31, 2019 .

Coordinates: 47 ° 22 '39.1 "  N , 8 ° 32' 5.3"  E ; CH1903:  682782  /  247987