The interdisciplinary doctoral programs Gender Studies are open to dedicated doctoral students at the universities of Basel, Bern, Zurich and the Romandie, who are working with gender as an analytical category or with feminist/intersectional approaches. For students interested in interdisciplinary exchange on these subjects, the doctoral programs are an additional certified qualification in gender studies.

The four Swiss doctoral programs in gender studies are linked via the Network Gender Studies Switzerland (Basel, Bern, CUSO, Zurich) and the inter-university doctoral program of swissuniversities’ (Basel, Bern, Zurich).

The swissuniversities’ interuniversity doctoral program in gender studies expands the activities of the local doctoral programs to co-organized workshops, an annual retreat, a visiting professorship and a summer school. It supports the local programs’ efforts to connect doctoral students with each other as well as with international experts.