Conferences & Events

Female Leadership in Science portraits 50 women professors at EPFL, at the occasion of EPFL’s 50th anniversary. The portraits will be displayed on two main buildings on the EPFL Campus from 14 September until 30 November 2019.

More information available on the page Female Leadership in Science

Striking for greater equality at EPFL (Article EFPL magazine and EPFL news)


Link to the picture gallery


June 14, 1991: a day that has entered the history of Switzerland

«Les femmes bras croisés, le pays perd pied»
It is with this slogan that women in Switzerland have made themselves heard, ten years after the inclusion of equality between women and men in the Federal Constitution, to finally see this principle come to fruition. The mobilization was huge: nearly half a million women – and many men – went on strike at their workplaces and took to the streets to demand an equality law

June 14, 2019 : towards a new strike day 28 years later – the call for a new strike day is launched. (Frauen*streik)

Striking for greater equality at EPFL (read Article EFPL magazine and EPFL news)


Get information via the EPFL-UNIL collective’s webpage. See also flyer.

by Prof. Frank Dobbin, Harvard University

Wednesday 20 February 2019 16:30 – 18:15, SV 1717

The conference was recorded and can now be downloaded.

Read article in EPFL Magazine and in Bilan


Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. He has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity programs at US universities.

Round table with:

Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor Organizational Behaviour, former Vice-Rector, UNIL; Prof. Gisou van der Goot, Dean SV, EPFL; Prof. Kilian Stoffel, Rector UniNE, Delegate Diversity, Chamber of Universities, Swissuniversities; Dr Samuel Bendahan, UNIL/CDH EPFL, Member Swiss Parliament; Mrs Emmanuelle Badu, Head of Mobile Business West & Diversity Delegate West, SWISSCOM