Gender Monitoring

Gender Monitoring is one of the key elements of ETH Board’s equal opportunities strategy. The biennial monitoring highlights the percentages of men and women – and the percentage changes – at different stages of the academic career at EPFL and in the different Schools. It aims to provide a basis for defining action steps.

In 2012, the ETH Board set objectives in terms of equality between women and men in an academic career and in management positions for the 2012-2017 period. The Gender Monitoring 2012-13 shows the situation at EPFL in 2013 and changes that occured in the previous decade (2002-2012). It highlights the progress achieved, gives an overview of developments and suggests future actions.

Interactive view

Interactive view of the Gender Monitoring (incl. 2019 figures)


By Schools & Colleges:

Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)

Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)

Basic Sciences (SB)

Engineering (STI)

Life Sciences (SV)

College of Management of Technology (CDM)

College of Humanities (CDH)

The Federal Office of Statistics (OFS) regularly publishes information on the Gender equality situation in Switzerland. It takes into account the following indicators in particular: education, professional activity, unpaid work, equal pay, political representation, violence, and carries out focused analyses (i.e Distribution of tasks at home, Reconciliation of family and professional life, etc.)

  • Women and men in Swiss universities: Indicators on equal opportunities in education and in scientific careers (pdf)
  • A fact sheet that traces through 40 events the long progress made towards progress towards equality between women and men since the introduction of the Federal Commission for Women’s Issues (CFQF) in 1976 (pdf)