Equality and careers

Promoting equality between women and men in scientific careers as well as within the administrative and technical staff is an integral part of the policy of continued excellence implemented by EPFL.

The ETH Board has set itself the objective of reaching in 2016, a ratio of 35% women at the PhD level, 30% of scientific staff, 28% of assistant professors and 25% of executives within the administrative and technical staff.

To achieve this objective, the Equal Opportunities Office supports the Faculties and leading bodies involved in the development and implementation of measures. The Equal Opportunities Office also organises events, mentoring offers and workshops that foster networking, exchange of experience and information, awareness of equality issues, and the development of transversal skills linked to an academic career.

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Find help to solve practical difficulties related to the organisation of academic life and the realisation of your scientific career

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A list of programmes offering courses, seminars and roundtables on career topics

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A list of grant whose aim is to increase the number of female researchers in science

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MOOCs to familiarise you with unbiased decisions

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EPFL is committed to equal opportunities, and increasing the number of female professors recruited

Programme de Carrières Duales

Courses and support to meet the needs of dual career couples

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A list of women professors and MERs at EPFL

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A list of websites of universities, research funding bodies, and associations

Events organised by the Equal Opportunity Office