Diversity at Swiss universities

The policy of diversity at Swiss universities aims at accommodating the needs of persons of different gender, social and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, philosophy of life, socio-economic background, age and at respecting the their physical and psychical capacities. It pleads for equal treatment of students and employees. Its purpose is to avoid discrimination concerning salaries, employment procedures and the conditions of academic promotion. Different procedures beginning with mentoring up to measures of compensation are established. Through diversity guidelines, institutions promote the acceptance and the respect of differences and try to have a positive impact on the motivation to work, to study and to live together.