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Institute of Education


University of Zurich
Institute of Education
Freiestrasse 36
CH-8032 Zürich

Telephone: +41 44 634 27 67

Office FRE-G-25, 2nd floor

Office hours

Tuesday 09.00–11.30, 14.00–16.00
Wednesday 09.00–11.30, 14.00–16.00
Thursday 09.00–11.30

Consultation hours with Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki

Please contact Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki by e-mail if you wish to arrange an apointment with her.


By Street Car

From Zurich main station

With street car no. 3 in the direction of Klusplatz and get off at Hottingerplatz. The institute is in walking distance on the corner Freiestrasse/Steinwiesstrasse.

From Bellevue

Take tram no. 5 or 9 to Kunsthaus. From there, walk to the institute or change to tram no. 3 and get off at Hottingerplatz. Or, without changing, take tram no. 5 or 9 from Bellevue to Kantonsschule, then turn right into Zürichbergstrasse and after 100 metres turn right into Freiestrasse. The institute is located 200 metres further on the right-hand side, after the Rämibühl cantonal school.

From Stadelhofen railway station

Take tram no. 8 to Römerhof, change there to tram no. 3 and travel to Hottingerplatz. The institute is located on the corner of Freiestrasse / Steinwiesstrasse, in the immediate vicinity of the Rämibühl cantonal school.

By Car

As of Bellevue please follow Rämistrasse up to Kunsthaus / Schauspielhaus (Heimplatz). Make a right turn into Hottingerstrasse. After 300 meters turn left into Steinwiesstrasse. Park your car in the blue zone - a special permit is needed.

Weiterführende Informationen

The central aim of our work

The central aim is to use the findings of research to improve the quality of concrete school practices and of the education system, so that inequalities in education can be reduced and equality of opportunity promoted.