Prof. Dr. Nadine Zurkinden is an Assistant Professor with tenure track for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law with special consideration of International Criminal Law and Economic Criminal Law since February 2024 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich (Switzerland). From June 2018 to January 2024 she was a senior researcher there.

Her research currently focuses on innovative technology (e.g. driverless cars, surgical robots) and criminal liability risks.
Nadine Zurkinden earned a Master of Law degree from the University of Bern (Switzerland) in 2007 and a doctorate from the University of Zurich in 2013. For her doctoral dissertation “Joint Investigation Teams” she received the Professor Walther Hug Prize (dissertation award) in 2014.

From 2006 to 2009, she was an assistant at the chair of Prof. Schwarzenegger at the University of Zurich.

From April 2009 to March 2011, a scholarship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation enabled her to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i. Br. (Germany, as a visiting researcher) and at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium, as an International Scholar).

From 2011 to 2015, Nadine Zurkinden was initially a researcher and later a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg. From April 2015 to May 2018, she was a PostDoc assistant at the University of Basel (Professorship Gless).

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