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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why should you choose Social Anthropology in Zurich?


Our Department offers:

  • a well-designed and diversified teaching programme
  • a broad variety of thematic and regional specialisations
  • a well-equipped and supportive library
  • an excellent teacher/student ratio that allows researchers to supervise students diligently
  • wide opportunities for research-based teaching
  • regular excursions and summer schools (partly funded)
  • possibilities to do a research internship within the field of development
  • possibilities to conduct research as part of one of our ongoing research projects
  • the chance for MA students to become tutors who teach at BA level or are involved in other work processes at the department
  • a vibrant and cooperative department with international teaching staff
  • excellent international connections and networks
  • the Ethnographic Museum as a research institution that allows students to develop their skills and become professionally involved in its research and work processes, including exhibitions
  • the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich as a stimulating intellectual environment.

Zurich is very much a cosmopolitan and international city with a population from all around the world; it is situated in the centre of Europe and is a friendly place at that. Universities, cultural institutions and museums provide a highly inspiring intellectual environment. And Zurich has many more advantages. It is a beautiful city, situated on a lake and close to the Alps. The landscape invites students to take part in numerous outdoor activities, in summer and in winter.