Every year, the PhD students of CSZ actively interact with their colleagues in a retreat. World leading scientists are invited to participate along with participating faculty and staff.


On the first day students had the opportunity to receive professional video training on public speaking. We had reserved the impressive Schloss Au, near Wädenswil.

On the way back to Zürich we had dinner together at Restaurant Portofino.

The second day started with a half-day workshop on machine learning and took place in Zürich city at the beautiful Villa Hatt.

The retreat wrapped up with a fun and competitive “Foxtrail” in Zürich city, followed by a closing apero at Restaurant Commihalle.


The 2nd CSZ PhD Retreat took place from  September 10-11, 2018.  The event took place locally, in the canton of Zürich (no hotel stay).


Updated on 2018-12-13T15:37:36+01:00, by Sebastian Mehl.