Until recently, going to university signified a sudden expansion of your world. Students would leave their homes in the provinces and come to the big city. At ETH Zurich, for example, the urban panorama is spread out at your feet when you stand on the terrace outside the main building. And you sit in modern amphitheatres, gazing down at your lecturers in front of you. But the current pandemic has seemed to shrink it instead. However, the new virtual spaces can in fact help us to discover endless expanses and previously unknown places that harbour unlimited opportunities.