On September 8th 2017, the president of the University of Zurich Prof. Michael Hengartner and the director of EBPI Prof. Milo Puhan will launch the “Center of Salutogenesis”. The Center under the lead of Prof. Georg Bauer will advance and promote Salutogenesis - the concept of the origin of health rather than disease („Salus“ = Latin for health). The Center will study how strengthening individual and social resources will promote positive health development particularly in the increasingly dynamic world of work. This expansion of the pathogenic perspective is valuable for both research and practice. During the symposium, international experts will provide an overview of the origin, advancements and applications of salutogenesis in the working life, in health care and in conflict studies.