The Research Office is a central organisational unit responsible for coordinating and managing the Research Dossier. In addition to the Grants Office, PhD Office, research communication and establishing Open Science research services, the Research Office handles strategic matters on an ongoing basis on behalf of or for the attention of the University Board. The Research Committee is an important link between the Research Dossier and the ZHdK research community.

EVA BRÜLLMANN

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Bea Böckem

Head of Research Office. Profession/education: Science manager holding a doctorate in art studies, a master’s in science management, and a master’s in art history and literary studies. At ZHdK since: November 2018: Non-professional interests: my horse, concerts, cooking and, if necessary, extinguishing fires. What I like about ZHdK: the high motivation.  What I would change: I try to change what needs changing. My wish for the Toni Campus: to allow dogs. Dogs do us good! My favourite place in Zurich: the view of the city from Hönggerberg-Käferberg running track.

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Manuela Balsamo-Christen

Grants Officer. Profession/education: Management assistant, HR assistant HRSE, CAS in Business Administration and Management in Public Administration (ZHAW). At ZHdK since: October 2019. Non-professional interests: family, travel, reading, music. What I like about ZHdK: The new challenge in a creative environment. What I would change: – My wish for the Toni Campus: interesting people and exciting projects. My favourite place in Zurich: somewhere near the water.

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Mirjam Bastian

Research Associate. Profession/education: Master’s in Journalism and Communication Sciences and in the Theory and History of Photography. At  ZHdK since: February 2019. Non-professional interests: weaving, knitting, yoga. What I like about ZHdK: people’s openness. What I would change: A greater variety of sandwiches. My wish for the Toni Campus: more time to be creative. My favourite place in Zurich: Oerlikon market on Saturday.

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Dora Borer

Grants Officer. Profession/education: Commercial clerk; Lic. phil. in Ethnology, Religious Studies and Media Studies; judge at Basel social security court. At ZHdK since: May 2012. Non-professional interests: my grandchildren, reading, singing, gardening, travelling. What I like about ZHdK: constructive cooperation. What I would change: to enable all groups to have their say in decision-making. My wish for the Toni Campus: more free, unstructured and designable spaces. My favourite place in Zurich: the main station.

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Susanne Sailer

Grants Officer. Profession/education: Business graduate. At ZHdK since: April 2019. Non-professional interests: reading, travelling, cycling. What I like about ZHdK: the variety of people and cultural events. What I would change: the ventilation system in meeting rooms. My wish for the Toni Campus: to expand my horizons in art, music, film and drama. My favourite place in Zurich: the campus roof-top terrace.

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Judith Schwanke

PhD Programme Coordinator. Profession/education: Master’s in Science Management, Diploma in Coaching, Master’s in General Linguistics. At ZHdK since: April 2019. Non-professional interests: sowing and planting mixed cultures, composting, wild herbs, mushrooms, birds — nature. What I like about ZHdK: student diversity — I worked at the HSG before. What I would change: nothing at the moment. My wish for the Toni Campus: a table tennis table on the roof-top terrace. My favourite place in Zurich: is in St. Gallen — Lattich fallow.

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Aracely Uzeda

Head of Grants Office. Profession/education: Lic. phil. in History, Economic and Social History and Constitutional Law. At ZHdK since: 2006. Non-professional interests: music, film, series, art and news. What I like about ZHdK: the workshop and roof-top terrace. What I would change: more time for spontaneous encounters. My wish for the Toni Campus: more colours. My favourite place in Zurich: Kernstrasse 50.

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Christoph Weckerle

Head of Research Dossier, Director of the Department of Cultural Analysis. Profession/education: Romance philologist. At ZHdK since: 2000, in changing constellations. Non-professional interests: SUP. What I like about ZHdK: exciting, inspiring people. What I would change: transversal minors. My wish for the Toni Campus: daring projects. My favourite place in Zurich: Wipkingen.

Eva Brüllmann (eva.bruellmann@zhdk.ch) is a member of the PR and Media team.