4th Rare Diseases Summer School

Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache

Wednesday, July 13th to Friday, July 15th 2016 Tagungszentrum Schloss Au, Wädenswil (on lake Zurich)


The 4th Rare Diseases Summer School was attended by 29 young clinicians and researchers of which 34.5% came from Zurich, 27.6% from other parts of Switzerland and 37.9% from six other countries, resulting in the most international RDSS so far. This together with the fact that this year was the first time with a waiting list of participants shows that the Rare Diseases Summer School is increasing its popularity in Switzerland and abroad, attracting more students every year. The participants rated the Rare Diseases Summer School 2016 very highly in their evaluations. In particular 75% of the lectures were rated as excellent and the other lectures as good.

The curriculum and format of the Summer School foster networking, which our surveys of past participants have shown leads to concrete collaborations and is highly beneficial to the participants. This is in line with the UZH Internationalization Strategy 2014–2020, which proposes summer schools as a measure "to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish and maintain professional networks.”

Social activities

Dinner Au 2016


Networking Dinner at Landgasthof Au Restaurant with a beautiful view over the lake of Zurich and the Alps
Wein Museum Au


Apéro and guided visit at the Wine Museum in Au for an oenological journey through time