Gender Equality and Development Opportunities
The University of Zurich is committed to fostering equal opportunity for women and men in actual practice. Achieving gender equality in junior research positions is an important step in this direction. The Office for Gender Equality and Diversity and the Gender Equality Commission offer support in the following matters:
- Postdoc workshops
- Temporary workspaces
- Advisory services
Gender Representation across Academic Levels
At UZH, there ratio of men to women is equal up to and including the doctoral level. Thereafter, however, the percentage of women decreases with each further level of qualification. This disparity, often referred to as the “leaky pipeline” effect, differs in severity across the faculties.
By awarding an annual Suslowa Postdoc Fellowship, UZH enables a postdoctoral researcher to return to an academic career after interrupting or delaying research work for family reasons.
The University of Zurich is a partner in the CONNECT project to support female junior researchers working in STEM subjects. The joint project is part of a swissuniversities program entitled P-7 Equal Opportunities and University Development 2017–2020.