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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology IPMB - Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Childcare at UZH

Facilities that help balancing work and family are important to recruit highly motivated researchers and to achieve gender balance across all academic ranks. If you are employed or enrolled at UZH, you are eligible to use the services of KIHZ (“Kinderbetreuung im Hochschulraum Zürich”), a UZH/ETH-funded organization that supports you in finding an optimal solution for childcare.

KIHZ offers various services for children and their parents, such as daycare or vacation programs, at a reduced price for UZH members. Comprehensive information in German and English can be found under:

Parents wanting to visit day care facilities can find their contacts under:

A registration form for day care can be found under:

As the Botanical Garden and the Limnological Station are not at one of the major UZH sites, only some KIHZ services are practical for IPMB members. To find tailored solutions, you can request a personal consultation with a KIHZ expert:
Kathrin Müller, +41 44 634 56 69,

UZH regularly organizes Welcome Days for UZH members at which general information is communicated. Topics like childcare, sports facilities, funding options, pension funds, contacts of ombudspersons in case of harassment or misconduct, and more are covered. Information about the event and the registration form are here:

If there are any issues you cannot find among the sites listed above, check the UZH Virtual Info Market:

Finally, you can always approach the IPMB Administration with your questions.