H.I.T. - High Potential University Leaders Identity & Skills Training Program


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Université de Zurich , Universität Basel , Université de Genève , Université de Neuchâtel , Université de Lausanne , Universität St. Gallen , ETH Zürich , Università della Svizzera italiana , University of Lucerne , Université de Berne , Université de Fribourg , Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Gender Sensitive Leaders in Academia - Exclusive Leadership Program for Female Professors in Switzerland

All ten cantonal universities and the two federal technical universities of Switzerland are partners within the H.I.T. project. This concept of collaboration encourages innovative forms of networking and knowledge transfer between higher education institutions as well as strengthening the networks and empowerment of the program participants.

The H.I.T. program

  • is designed as an exclusive, nationwide training program for excellent female professors
  • provides extensive networking conditions throughout Switzerland
  • includes 20 participants

Participants gain

  • specific skills in academic leadership
  • expert knowledge about the Swiss higher education system
  • expertise in innovative, diversity-aware leadership

The University of Zurich as leading house will draw from area-specific UZH expertise, such as the internal collaboration with CHESS. Moreover, H.I.T. will benefit from key players’ knowledge of higher education institutions all over Switzerland.

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