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.

Interactive view

Interactive view of the Gender Monitoring (incl. 2020 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 EPFL Direction has approved the creation of a Commission on the Status of Women Faculty at EPFL. This commission was created in response to the findings of a survey launched by the ETH Women professors Forum that highlighted concerns about the work environment at EPFL as well as about the handling of grievances. The EPFL Direction is committed to ensuring that the work environment at EPFL is welcoming to all. This is an important part of the campus culture and the hallmark of a leading university with a highly competitive and diverse workforce.

The report is now ready and can be downloaded here

Gender Monitoring swissuniversities

Access to the OFS interactive database

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.)

SHE Figures  & Gender in Research Statistics and Indicators, published by the European Commission

  • 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)