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Gender Equality and Diversity

Mihaela Falub

Mihaela Falub, Dr.

  • H.I.T. Program Manager
+41 44 634 40 76
Working hours
Mo(am), Tue, Wed, Thur



  • B.A. (1995) Physics, University of Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • M.A. (1996) Solid State Physics, University of Cluj-Napoca (RO) and University of Paris-Sud (F)
  • Ph.D. (2001) Surface Physics, University of Osnabrück (DE)

Employment history

  • Research Assistant (1996-97) at the National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
  • PhD Student (1997-2001) at the Faculty of Physics, University of Osnabrück (DE)
  • Postdoctoral researcher (2001-06) at Delft University of Technology (NL), Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), EPF Lausanne (CH)
  • Marie-Heim Vögtlin Fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2010 – 12) at the Synchrotron Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute (CH)
  • Project manager (2012-2016) ETH Zurich "Fix the leaky pipeline”

Project manager (since 2018) University of Zurich

  • “Research funding and scientific career" (November 2018-June 2021)
  • “HI-FRAME: Measure what really matters: a framework for Open Science professorial hiring” (September 2021-August 2023)
  • "H.I.T. - High Potential University Leaders Identity & Skills Training Program – Inclusive Leadership in Academia" (ongoing)

Expertise and professional focus

  • International academic experience
  • Project management in university settings
  • Equal opportunities
  • Open Science
  • Academic career development, research funding
  • Deep knowledge of Swiss higher education sector