What is a Body ("Stand")?

The ATP (Administrative and Technical Personnel/Staff) is the fourth body (German: "Stand") next to students, junior researchers, senior researchers and teaching staff. The professorate is not a body.

All four bodies actively participate in university life. Three of them are directly involved as employees in various divisions. Along with the students they also take part in legislative processes by consultation ("Vernehmlassungen") and elections.

The bodies represent the interests of their members with the UZH and also towards the authorities and the public. The body of the ATP is called V-ATP (Vereinigung des administrativen und technischen Personals der UZH).