In order to underpin its excellent position among the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Zurich has established its University Research Priority Programs (URPP). Rooted in the University’s official policy to strengthen scholarship, the URPP create and promote academic networks in selected areas of research. The interdisciplinary programs build on research expertise already present at the University and are instrumental in promoting the academic career of junior scholars. By establishing the URPP, the University of Zurich actively contributes to the advancement of knowledge in areas of research that benefit society.
The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Financial Market Regulation of Zurich University started on 1 January 2013. The global financial crisis has caused a political debate about stricter regulation of financial markets which is economically significant for Switzerland and particularly for Zurich as a financial center. The URPP aims to examine existing regulatory concepts and approaches in the light of their history and international rulebooks. It further intends to analyze national as well as international regulatory needs and proposals.