Two testimonies collected by Heidi.news illustrate the vulnerability of doctoral students to psychological harassment and abuse of power in Swiss French-speaking academic institutions.
The importance of participation in academic conferences is well known for members of the scientific community. It is not only for the feedback and the improvement of the work, it is also about career development, building networks and increasing visibility.
Academic departments and institutions must show candidates that they welcome people from all backgrounds.
We know about gender bias in student ratings of professors. A new study finds the same, troubling trend in evaluations of teaching assistants
Nature’s first survey of this key segment of the scientific workforce uncovers anxiety and doubt about their professional pathway.
Les chantiers sont le terrain de chasse idéal » : des étudiantes et chercheuses en archéologie dénoncent le sexisme qui y règne
Elles témoignent de brimades et d’agressions dans ce milieu, en particulier lors des chantiers de fouille. L’exposition « Archéo-Sexisme » a recueilli leur parole et fait le tour de France des campus.
Experts identify childcare, which tends to fall to women, as one likely cause for the relative decrease in women’s scientific productivity compared with men’s.
Une étude menée par l’EPFL, l’Institut de recherche Idiap et l’Institut de Psychologie de l’Université de Lausanne, permet de constituer une photographie inédite du vécu des habitants de Suisse durant la période de semi-confinement due au Covid-19.
After the 12th of March 2020, when the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 as a pandemic, more than one third of the world’s population entered lockdown in one form or another. In particular, schools, kindergartens, and universities closed and are not expected to reopen fully soon.
«Je n’ai jamais rien vu de tel.» Dans un tweet le 18 avril, Elizabeth Hannon, la vice-rédactrice en chef du British Journal for Philosophy of Science s’alarmait de la chute du nombre d’articles soumis par des chercheuses.
Here we are featuring some stories of women who have certainly managed to have a great deal: a successful scientific career and a family. How do they do it?
Le 8 mars dernier, à l’occasion de la journée internationale des droits des femmes, j’avais l’occasion de participer à une table ronde. J’étais l’homme quota parmi quatre autres femmes toutes plus compétentes les unes que les autres, avec des parcours professionnels admirables …
The goal of sex and gender analysis is to promote rigorous, reproducible and responsible science.
What white people really mean when they talk about diversity in higher education.
Student evaluations of teaching are widely believed to contain gender bias.
Powerful women know how to flip feminine stereotypes to their advantage.
Alain Salamin, a lecturer at HEC Lausanne, listed ten solutions to achieve gender equality at work in Le Temps.
Despite progress, many physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities experience exclusion or harassment at work, finds UK survey.
Academia is wondering how to recruit more women to leadership positions. One option is to have at least one woman on recruitment committees.
A new report shows gender diversity improves business outcomes, and makes it easier to attract talent. The report also looks at the reasons behind the continuing gender diversity deficits, and makes recommendations for breaking the cycle.
Following charges against a female scientist, some faculty at Switzerland’s elite universities say the country has a gender equity problem.
Last year, twice as many women as men changed jobs to reconcile private and professional life. For Robin Gordon, director of the Interiman agency, Switzerland is the heir to a societal model that is “out of step” with current expectations.
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don’t support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week.
about recognizing the hardships women face and the continued urgency of the fight for gender equality.
Female PhD recipients in the United States expect to earn less than male colleagues.
Nearly half of architecture students are women. Why are so few sticking with the industry after graduation?
There are many ways to create an inclusive workplace, say Julia Leventon, Katy Roelich and Lucie Middlemiss.