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Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich (PHZH)
Zurich University of Teacher Education


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With 2000 students, the Zurich University of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich / PHZH) is one of the largest teacher education institutes in Switzerland and a leading centre of expertise for initial and in-service teacher education, continuing professional development, research and development, and services. As a member of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Arts (ZFH) it cooperates closely with several other higher education institutions in Zurich. http://www.universitieshandbook.com/

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  1. 1. phz Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich (PHZH) Zurich University of Teacher Education The Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH) With 2000 students, the Zurich University of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich / PHZH) is one of the largest teacher education institutes in Switzerland and a leading centre of expertise for initial and in-service teacher education, continuing professional development, research and development, and services. As a member of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Arts (ZFH) it cooperates closely with several other higher education institutions in Zurich. About Zurich Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, a cultural hub, and the country’s most important economic centre. About one million people work and live in the greater Zurich area. Its location directly on the Lake of Zurich between ranges of green hills and near the Swiss Alps offers great opportunities for cultural enjoyment and outdoor activities. Central location in Zurich The PHZH facilities are located at various sites in the city centre of Zurich and can be conveniently reached by public transport. Initial Teacher Education The PHZH prepares students to become teachers in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. The ZHSF, a joint institute of the PHZH, the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, offers study programmes for teachers at the secondary II level (post-compulsory school level including general and vocational education). The city of Zurich Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Professional Development The PHZH offers a wide range of postgraduate studies such as courses, seminars, certificate programmes and masters of ad- vanced studies for approx. 5000 participants per year. About 12 000 participants are engaged in professional and organisational development activities for teachers, schools and communities. Research and Development As a centre of excellence for education the PHZH engages in numerous research projects at national and international levels. It develops and evaluates new approaches to learning and teaching and encourages the dialogue between scientific theory, research, and educational practice. Zürcher Fachhochschule www.phzh.ch
  2. 2. Key Facts for Incoming Students German Courses Facts and Figures Most of the modules at the PHZH are taught in German. Students Founded in 2002 through a merger of 11 former institu- can take a 2 – 3 week intensive German course before the beginning tions with long traditions of their own of the semester. Intensive German courses at several levels are also offered by the summer school of the International Lake Constance Status Public University, of which the PHZH is a member. Areas of studies Initial and in-service teacher education for Courses in English and French kindergartens, primary, secondary I and II Some modules, especially in foreign language teaching, are taught schools; continuing professional development in English and French. In the areas of Music, Physical Education, and postgraduate studies Visual Arts, and Arts and Crafts, individual supervision in English is possible by special arrangement. Students Approx. 2000 in initial teacher education Staff 500 teaching staff (320 f. t.e.) in 17 departments Teaching Practice Exchange students have the opportunity to obtain an insight into Libraries Electronic databases, print and non-book schools upon request. Teaching practice can be organised as a one media in four media centres at different PHZH day a week teaching practice during the course of the semester or locations as a single block during the lecture-free periods. Computer E-mail account, personal and public file space, Student life resources broadband internet and VPN, computer pools Students can participate in numerous events and excursions and WLAN available at most PHZH locations organised by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Exchange students can ask for a personal student mentor. Students are welcome to join Tuition fees CHF 680.— per semester (approx. EUR 450.—), the PHZH choir and orchestra. exchange students are exempted Sports Cost of living Approx. EUR 1000.— per month (minimum) The Academic Sports Association of Zurich (ASVZ) has many sports Academic Autumn semester centres and offers over 70 types of sports, courses and camps. Sports calendar semester courses: week 38 – 51 courses are offered to students at a minimal charge. mid September – mid December Spring semester Accommodation semester courses: week 08 – 22 If requested, the International Office can assist exchange students mid February – end of May in obtaining accommodation in student residences or shared flats. Between the semesters, there are intermediate A room in a student residence or in a shared flat costs between semesters with teaching practice, study weeks, CHF 430.– and CHF 650.– (EUR 260.– and EUR 400.–). sports camps and other activities. PHZH main building Application For incoming exchange and study abroad deadline students: Autumn semester: 1 May Spring semester: 1 November Adresses Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich Main Building International Office Rämistrasse 59, CH-8090 Zürich Hirschengraben 28, CH-8090 Zürich Tel. +41 (0) 43 305 55 55 Tel. +41 (0) 43 305 65 40 Fax +41 (0) 43 305 55 56 Fax +41 (0) 43 305 65 01 info@phzh.ch internationaloffice@phzh.ch www.phzh.ch www.phzh.ch/international September 2008 Zürcher Fachhochschule www.phzh.ch

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