rootlinks is a non-profit student organisation active across all Zurich universities. Our learning journey empowers students to become changemakers for sustainability. As a rootlinker, you gain valuable skills and experience that will empower you to advance sustainability. By offering workshops, team events, and inspirational talks, we equip you with tools to tackle sustainability challenges.

Student Biolab Zurich

The Student Biolab is a platform and community with the goal to support students in designing, prototyping, and implementing their life science research and product ideas.

We operate our own wet lab, where we run experimental workshops, build startup prototypes and most importantly enable students to work on their own projects. We participate in international bio-competitions such as iGEM and iDEC as well as operating our own biotech incubator program.

Our community consists of passionate students that exchange ideas and have fun together – we are always welcoming to new passionate minds from all backgrounds.

Discovery Semester

The Discovery Semester is a project in which refugees and asylum seekers with an academic background can attend lectures at the ETH Zürich free of charge. They (mentees) are accompanied by students from ETH (mentors). The program provides insights into student life and by attending lectures, one can get to know an ETH study program. Besides this, diverse Discovery Semester events make it possible to establish valuable contacts and offer the opportunity to practice German language skills.


The Academic Surfclub is an inter-university club network that connects active surfing students and alumni with people interested in sports. We are divided into sections, which operate at various universities in Switzerland. The offer is aimed at students who are enrolled at a university and are interested in surfing, have always wanted to try it and/or can identify with the surf lifestyle. The association enriches the daily routine at the universities with exciting events, with the now legendary Academic Surfcamp in late summer being the highlight.

Health Science Club

Welcome to the Health Science Club, a vibrant student organization dedicated to connecting students in the health sciences field with the industry through exciting events like “MedTalks”, company visits, career workshops and many more! Explore the latest trends, network with peers and experts, and gain valuable insights. Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge and make meaningful connections. Discover all that the Health Science Club has to offer today!


Ideaction is a platform connecting students with impactful ideas for sustainability. Students can either choose an existing idea and create a project group with like-minded peers or send in their own idea, which Ideaction publishes on the platform, and other students can build a team around their idea and put it into practice.


We believe that society can only become sustainable if the new generation is educated accordingly. That’s why we at Respectomorrow run workshops at schools where children and young people can develop a fascination for sustainability issues through hands-on lessons. We are a very multidisciplinary association, from law to biology to engineering. New thoughts and ideas are welcome. You too can contribute to making our future sustainable!

Turicum Thunderbirds

The Turicum Thunderbirds are Zurich’s quadball team. Quadball (inspired by Quidditch) is a mixed-gender and inclusive full-contact sport as well as a mixture of rugby, handball and volleyball. The different playing positions allow everyone to contribute to the team with their individual strengths. In addition to our training, we also enjoy other events (our socials) with each other from time to time to strengthen friendships off the pitch.


The SVZ “Stipendiatischer Verein Zürich” is a student organization that provides a platform for members of scholarship foundations and students interested in scholarships in Zurich.
Currently, we consist of members of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” and the “Schweizerische Studienstiftung”.
Events include networking events, our yearly christmas party as well as information events for students that are interested in applying for a merit-based scholarship.


The Ukrainian Association of Students and Academics in Zurich (UASAZ) was established in 2022 to facilitate the development of Ukrainian academic community and promote Ukrainian culture in Switzerland. We are a community of like-minded people who are interested in Ukraine. We aim at organizing educational and cultural events, conducting informational campaigns about Ukraine and Ukrainians in Switzerland, and bringing the Ukrainian academic community together. We are always open to new ideas, collaborations, and organizing exciting events!