With its 26'000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. In addition, UZH's continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.
The Center for Finance and Insurance was established in 2013 with the objective to advance research in the application of Finance Theory to insurance companies and to foster education in that area. The center is financed with third party funds and is associated to the Department of Finance and Banking.