Capstone Courses - applied research & project management

The IPZ offers a new, innovative teaching format exclusively for advanced MA students: A Capstone Course directly qualifies you for applied research and project management. It builds a bridge to professional practice after your studies.

You will work independently in a small group of 4 to 5 selected students on a specific project of a client from industry or the public sector.

You will be supported by one of our professors, but you will be responsible for your project.

This is an opportunity for future employers to obtain visibly outstanding qualifications and to establish appropriate relationships in the world of work.

Capstone Courses will be offered every semester on various topics.

Participation in a Capstone Course replaces two MA seminars (12 ECTS), depending on the topic, a track can be selected.

We highly recommend the Capstone Courses to you and look forward to your applications, any suggestions or comments on our new course format.

If you have any questions, please contact our student advisory service, Dr. Hanno Degner, at

Current Capstone Courses

see below

Capstone: Examining China Competence in Switzerland

Duration: September 19, 2022 - July 31, 2023

Client: Asia Society Switzerland

Person in charge: Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler, Dr. Su Yun Woo

Flyer (PDF, 624 KB)

More information (PDF, 81 KB)

UZH Course Catalogue

Capstone: Nationale, dominante Narrative in der Schweiz und ihr Einfluss auf den politischen Diskurs

Duration: October 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023

Client: Schweizerische Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft (SGG)/ Pro Futuris

Person in charge: Prof. Karsten Donnay

More information (PDF, 110 KB)

UZH Course Catalogue