Welcome to the aki!



Most of our events take place on Thursday evenings. There are exceptions, though, so be sure to check out our event page. We often invite speakers to share with us insights from their fields of expertise. We engage with a wide variety of topcis ranging from pressing cultural issues, to science and art, to the timeless questions of faith and human existence. Other times we meet for game nights, creative and artful gatherings (sometimes outside in our beautiful aki garden), for concerts (usually on Fridays or weekends), or simply to eat and chat together. This coming Autumn semester most of our Thursday evening presentations by guest speakers are in German. If your German skills are not the best, do not despair. Get in touch with us and we’ll make sure you’ll be able to attend with profit. There is one event which will be entirely in English on 29 Oct. Find out more here.

Quiet Study Spaces

In our house you will find quiet learning areas for studying. You can also book a room for concentrated group work or video calls and online seminars free of charge. Refuel at our cafeteria, which is equipped with a coffee machine and a soda machine. Expand your horizon with our variety of newspapers and magazines. Or take a time out and relax in the peaceful park behind our house. If you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed or simply need a pep talk to keep going, drop by our counselors’ offices on the second floor.

Prayer & Contemplation

On a weekly basis (durling lecture periods) we hold masses at our inhouse chapel, or share a moment of prayer and contemplation in the style of Taizé, or we gather for other forms of meditation and worship. In addition, there is a mass (the so-called Hochschulgottesdienst) at the Liebfrauenkirche every Sunday evening 8 pm, to which students are especially invited.

You are most welcome to join. If you are not familiar with these forms of Christian prayer and celebration but would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll gladly answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Magis Small Groups

Small groups consist of about 3-7 students who like to travel the winding roads of student life together with others, sharing with each other the joys and sorrows of this exciting period of life. “Magis” is Latin for “more”. Magis small groups have a particular focus on Ignatian spirituality, especially on a meditative review of the day which we do at our meetings. Aside from that moment of contemplation, shared meals (very important) :-), reading and discussing a book together, or playing games can also form part of these meetings. Interested in joining a magis small group or want to learn more? Get in touch with us. We like meeting new people.

An Oasis in the Midst of

Busy Student Life.


Meet new people, study together, be heard, reflect on current issues and big questions, deepen your spirituality, get involved and share your passion with others. Our building and park are located right below the ETH-Mensa, next to the Polybahn!

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