HEDQF International Study Tour – Zurich – POSTPONED

Date & Time: May 2021 - TBC

This event was due to take place on 14-15 May 2020 now postponed to May 2021 TBC.  The new dates will be confirmed in due course.  Those who registered and paid the tour fee have been contacted and their places are held unless they request a refund. Places released by those who request refunds will be offered to potential delegates on the waiting list, also in due course.


This will be the 7th HEDQF international study tour and is kindly sponsored by AKT ll and Gardiner & Theobald.

Two of Switzerland’s most distinguished universities are located in the city: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), which is controlled by the federal government, and the University of Zürich, under direction of the canton of Zürich.

Draft itinerary

Thursday 13th May 2021 TBC

14.00 Coach leaving from Herman-Greulich-Strasse

14.30 ETH Hönggerberg Büro und Seminargebäude

With its elongated shape and stepped massing, the new seminar and offices of ETH lie low and hug the ground of its HCP campus. Züst Gübeli Gambetti make clever use of the site’s topography, developing a cross section for the 200-metre long project that requires only a single lift to serve its various floors.

15.30 ETH Hönggerberg TWIST Studentisches

Three building volumes of ETH Zürich’s student residential accommodation smoothly interlock. They create a succession of diverse spatial sequences and form a rhythmic open space that is rich in variety and offers a high-quality place to spend time. The route layout becomes a key element and generates an interesting dynamism.

16.30 Tagesschule Leutschenbach

This project in Zürich’s northern district sets new standards for school buildings. Viewed from outside, the steel construction and superimposed glass facade form one austere unit. The interior, meanwhile, offers incredible openness and flexibility, which has an impact on modern learning methods.

19.30 Dinner at Markthalle im Viadukt TBC sponsored by AKTII and Gardiner & Theobald

Restaurant Markthalle produces simple, tasty menus made from fresh, seasonal products. The opulent evening menu change daily and is freshly prepared depending on what is currently available in the market next door. Large platters are placed in the middle of the long tables, so guests can share and eat together.

Friday 14th May 2021 TBC

10:30 Rechtswissenschaftliche Bibliothek UZH

From the outside, all that can be seen of the new Zürich University Law Library is a glass dome that lends the library in the heart of the building its radiance. The elongated oval of the glass dome covers what was once an open courtyard. Six enveloping, lenticular galleries comprise desks for students.


Please note the following:

  • Delegates will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence apart from the coach and dinner above. A group booking at a hotel may be possible TBC at a later date.
  • Participation is at delegates’ own risk. Delegates will be responsible for their own safety, security, possessions and insurances
Sponsored by AKT ll and Gardiner & Theobald