Media release "Leaders for Equality"

SHAD: Sexual Harassment Awareness Day

Universities and research institutions working together against sexual harassment. Sexism and sexual harassment are a reality in the world of Swiss university landscape. On 23 March 2023, the first Switzerland-wide Sexual Harassment Awareness Day for a harassment-free university environment was launched.

H.I.T. - High Potential University Leaders Identity & Skills Training Program - Gender Sensitive Leaders in Academia

IDEAS is part of the H.I.T. programme 2021-24. Read more about the swissuniversities Cooperation project H.I+.T. under Projects and documents.

Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel

The Swiss LGBTIQ+ Panel is led by Dr. Léïla Eisner (University of Lausanne) and Dr. Tabea Hässler (University of Zurich). It is a longitudinal study assessing the situation of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer) individuals in Switzerland in an annual manner. The third annual report of 2021 can be found here.

Women's session 2021 in the Parliament Building

On 29 and 30 October 2021, Switzerland's second women's session took place in Berne. It brought together 246 women from all regions of Switzerland to discuss their most pressing concerns. The resulting demands were handed over to Parliament and the Federal Council. Two members of IDEAS - Carine Carvalho and Pia Amman - were also present in the Commission for Science, in which three motions were passed. IDEAS supports the Women's Session and its concerns. For more information on the Women's session, visit the website.

50 years women's suffrage in Switzerland

Switzerland is celebrating 50 years of women's suffrage. But is this anniversary only a reason to celebrate? Or also a reason to take a critical look at Swiss history? You can find an overview of all events and the museum exhibition on women's suffrage under this link.

Professorial Recruitment: Recommendations and Good Practices

Within the framework of the Equal Opportunities 2017-20 Action Plan, the Chamber of universities has adopted recommendations and good practices for university professorships in appointment procedures. IDEAS participated in the elaboration and recommendations in order to achieve equal opportunities and diversity at all universities and national technical universities. Swissuniversities published the document on 14.09.2020. The university of Zurich published an interview with a female professor about this topic.

Letter on the National Research Programme NRP78 "Covid-19"

National day against sexual harassment at Swiss universities

With the national day against sexual harassment at Swiss universities we want to highlight the importance and actuality of this topic at swiss universities whilst positioning us clearly against any form of sexual harassment at universities. For more information about the topic, please read our statement (PDF) and visit our websites.


Open letter on the women's strike 2019