What is Video Conferencing?
Video conferencing systems enable the fast and inexpensive exchange of information between people all over the world.
At the University of Zurich, there are several ways to hold a video conference. These services are open to all UZH members and are free of charge, with some exceptions. Please observe our Terms and Conditions.
Desktop Video Conferencing
Desktop video conferencing is the optimal solution for online meetings or conferences with presentations on your computer and is optimized for one person per room, each with a headset.
Lecture Room Video Conference
If you would like to hold your event in a lecture room at UZH with participants in lecture rooms at other universities, we will gladly assist you. During lecture room video conferences, the camera image and sound are transmitted bidirectionally, while the presentation may also be transmitted unidirectionally. Please contact us beforehand to ensure that all of the technical and organizational planning as well as the necessary technical installations can be taken care of on schedule. Please contact us through our application form or by phone: 044 634 24 51.
Lectures with External Instructors
The event is held as a video conference, with the students attending from the lecture room.
As the instructor, you are at home, in your office, in a hotel, or at another acoustically suitable location and will hold your lecture from your computer (audio via headset plus camera image and/or presentation).
This setup limits student interaction, e.g. asking questions, and thus requires a moderator in the lecture room who operates the video conference with their own laptop.
Our registration form and further information may be found here: Lectures with external instructors.
UZH Video Conferencing Rooms
UZH video conferencing rooms are optimized for professional video conferences in a quiet and atmospheric environment. Depending on the number of participants, UZH offers several different video conferencing rooms.