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University Medicine Zurich (UMZH)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Frank Rühli


Responsibilites of the Dean


Governance and Leadership Tasks

  • Head of the Faculty of Medicine together with the Deputy Dean and the Board of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Member of the Board of Directors UMZH (“Universitäre Medizin Zürich” / Academic Medicine Zurich)
  • Member of the Coordination Committee UMZH
  • Representation of the Faculty towards the Executive Board and the Extended Executive Board of the University
  • Leadership responsibility for professors of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Leadership of the Governing Board, the Faculty Board and the Faculty Assembly

Faculty Affairs

  • Professorial appointments
  • Periodical interviews with clinical assistant professors
  • Promotions
  • Academic career development
  • Research

Teaching and Studies

  • Curriculum development
  • Accreditation of the study programs
  • Cooperation with teaching hospitals, partner hospitals and university hospitals
  • Doctoral programs, dissertations
  • Continuing education

Finances and Infrastructure

  • Financial allocation for research and teaching
  • Responsibility for the investment credit
  • Strategic reserve
  • Fee schedules for the service institutes
  • Allocation of space and infrastructure within the faculty

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Weiterführende Informationen


University of Zurich
Faculty of Medicine
Dean's Office
Pestalozzistrasse 3
CH-8032 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 634 10 71

Institute's address

Institute of Evolutionary Medicine

Founding Chair and Director
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190 / Y42/Floor G/J70

CH-8057 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 63 50515

Mobile: +41 79 7186799