Second LERU Gender Conference, 14 - 15 June 2018

UZH is proud to host the Second LERU Gender Conference on 14 - 15 June 2018.

The disproportional loss of female talent in academia is evident and systematic almost without exception across disciplines, faculties, universities, and countries. Join us for this exciting opportunity to think and talk to each other about why this happens, and ways to stop it.

LERU Advice paper: Implicit bias in academia

UZH and the other 22 members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) examine implicit gender bias as one significant explanation of the loss of female talent in Implicit bias in academia: A challenge to the meritocratic principle – and what to do about it (PDF, 310 KB) (LERU paper).

Media coverage of Advice paper

Times Higher Education

Trinity News


The conference will on the one hand serve to disseminate and discuss this LERU paper with a large audience representing various stakeholders, and on the other hand it will serve to explore and illuminate the phenomenon of bias and its effects on research-performing organizations and on the people within them.

Conference exhibition

Registered conference participants can present their own work on bias at the conference exhibition, which takes place at lunchtime on Friday 15 June 2018 (please see the conference program). Please indicate whether you wish to bring an exhibit when registering online for the conference.


We are pleased to offer professional, on-site childcare free of charge to conference participants.

Registration for childcare is possible via conference registration.

Conference fee

The conference fee of CHF 215.40 includes a conference pack and all meals and refreshments listed on the conference program. Of course, as indicated above, childcare is also free of charge.

Registration (Waiting list)

The event is already fully booked. However, if you register we'll put your name on the waiting list and will get back to you if any of the registered participants have to withdraw from their registration.

Register for waiting list

Venue, Hotel suggestions

Conference Venue

University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 59
8001 Zürich
Conference room: RAA-G-01 (RAA: Building name; floor G; room 01)

UZH Hotel Suggestions (PDF, 74 KB)