The Zurich University of the Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, ZHdK) offers a unique range of programs from further education opportunities to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in design, film, art, media, music, dance, theatre and art education. The mission is to be at the forefront of learning, research and practice. While anchored in Greater Zurich, the influence extends well beyond Switzerland to the international stage. Closely aligning teaching and research, the programs are designed to promote transdisciplinary work. ZHdK provides a bridge between higher education, professional practice and the general public by showcasing the achievements in the University’s own exhibition spaces, theatre, dance and concert halls, including the renowned Zurich Museum of Design and the newly established Theatre of the Arts.
HERBERT PAUSER "VisionWorks was a profit for the students. The workshops in particular were extremely valuable. The information provided was very inspirational and the discussions with other international students and lecturers were interesting. The strongly regulated structure of the Bachelor Education in Design at the Zurich University of Art, unfortunately, does not give enough possibilities to integrate a theme like VisionWorks extensively. In my opinion it would be better to solve more issues of the future in a low-tech manner. Threshold countries need simple and effective technologies quickly, especially in the context of environmental protection."