Current projects and collaborations:

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

The H.I.T. programme was launched as part of the swissuniversities programme "P-7 Equal opportunity and university development 2017-2021. The H.I.T. programme serves as an exclusive Swiss training platform for female professors. As a cooperation project between the Swiss universities, the two Federal Institutes of Technology and other partners - including IDEAS - it promotes networking and a deep exchange of knowledge. This type of cooperation not only strengthens collaboration and networking; participants also gain an empowering expercience.

Kick-off Event: the Kick-off Event took place on September 4th 2019.
Between October 2019 and February 2020 various workshops in leadership and diversity in academai, led by internationally well-known experts were held.
Closing Event: The closing event will take place on 6th of July in Zurich.

Further information can be found in the flyer and on the website of H.I.T.

  • Doing Diversity

DOING DIVERSITY offers you a collection of best practices on diversity, equality and inclusion at Swiss higher education institutions. Find out more about interesting projects, relevant publications, effective strategies and policies in the toolbox.The Toolbox DOING DIVERSITY is a module B project cooperation funded by “P-7 Equal opportunity and university development 2017-2020” of swissuniversities.
Read more on the website and in the Factsheet.

  • Think Tank Gender & Diversity

The Think Tank Gender & Diversity is a nationwide project involving Swiss universities, higher education institutions and non-academic institutions committed to promoting gender & diversity.

  • 100 women and thousands more

An interregional communications campaign to promote 100 women and their exceptional careers.

  • chance_be: Equal opportunities in the choice of career and studies at Bern universities

The chance_be cooperation project, sponsored by Swissuniversities, links and networks the University of Bern, the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH and the Bern University of Teacher Education PHBern in the area of career and study choice. Which subjects are particularly segregated by gender and why? What measures already exist in the Canton of Berne and what additional measures must the three universities take? How can the findings from theory be transferred into practice? These questions are at the heart of the practice-theory dialogue.


  • Annual reports: