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P-7 Equal Opportunities and University Development (2017-2020)

Contents: Ensuring an even number of men and women, and expanding competencies to include other aspects of inequality and diversity at higher education institutions.

Target group: The programme is aimed at universities, UASAs and UTEs.

Duration: Project contributions 2017–2020. Due to the Covid-related situation, the Swiss Hochschulkonferenz decided on 26 November 2020 to extend the programme up to 31 December 2021.

Call for tenders: Higher education institutions were invited to submit applications at the beginning of the period. For the follow-up programme 2021–2024, other calls for proposals take place in 2020 and 2021.

The "Equal opportunities and university development" programme

  • aims to ensure an even number of men and women in higher education and
  • is concerned with other aspects of inequality and diversity at universities.

The programme helps to secure equal opportunities by means of action plans (module A) and facilitates collaborative beacon projects across universities and the various types of higher education institutions (module B).

Module B – Cooperation Projects

Module B fosters collaborations between universities and the various types of higher education institutions. It supports projects that are likely to be highly visible and generate significant synergy effects. This will facilitate and strengthen innovative forms of networking and knowledge transfer between higher education institutions under the umbrella of swissuniversities.

The following cooperation projects selected within the framework of module B will receive funding in the years 2018–2020.

Abstracts of the cooperation projects (in German)

  • Stepping into: My plans for Career & Life - FHO (Leading House), FHNW, ZHAW (project website)
  • En marche vers une culture et une politique de l'égalité. Guide et instrument d'évaluation à l'intention des HEP - HEP-BEJUNE (Leading House), HEP-Vaud, HEP-Fribourg, HEP-Valais (project website)
  • Entwicklung und Implementierung eines 'Diversity und Inclusion Benchmarkings' an Schweizer Hochschulen - HSLU (Leading House), Universität Bern, Universität Basel, Universität Zürich, Universität St. Gallen, Universität Lausanne, Diverse (project website)
  • CONNECT - Connecting Women's Careers in Academia and Industry - PSI (Leading House), ETHZ, EPFL, EMPA, Eawag, WSL, Universität Zürich (project website)
  • Think Tank Gender und Diversity - Universität Basel (Leading House), Université de Genève, Universität Bern, Universität St. Gallen, SUPSI, FHNW, Universität Zürich, HSLU (project website)
  • chance_be - Förderung der Chancengleichheit bei der Berufs- und Studienwahl an den Berner Hochschulen - Universität Bern (Leading House), BFH, PH Bern (project website)
  • Doing Diversity: Eine Toolbox für Gleichstellungsbeauftragte, Forschende und Lehrende an Schweizer Hochschulen - Universität Bern (Leading House), Universität Basel, Universität Zürich (project website)
  • 100 women: They did it! - 100 femmes: Elles l'ont fait! - 100 donne: Loro l'hanno fatto! - Université de Genève (Leading House), EPFL, HES-SO, Università della Svizzera italiana (project website)
  • H.I.T. - High Potential University Leaders Identitiy & Skills Training Programme - Gender Sensitive Leaders in Academia - Universität Zürich (Leading House), Universität Basel, Universität Bern, Université de Fribourg, Universität St. Gallen, Université de Genève, Université de Lausanne, EPFL, Universität Luzern, Université de Neuchâtel, Università della Svizzera italiana, ETHZ (project website)
  • Lehren und Forschen an der Hochschule - barrierefrei! - Universität Zürich (Leading House), ZHAW, HES-SO (project website)
  • Professionalisierung des 'Netzwerks Studium und Behinderung Schweiz' - ZHAW (Leading House), HES-SO, PHZH, Universität St. Gallen (project website)