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 a ratio of 35% women among new faculty hires in the period 2021-2024. To reach this goal, EPFL aims at being able to make 40% of offers for faculty positions to women within the same period.

The ETH Domain also aims to increase the percentage of women in management and leadership positions, and to reach a ratio of 25% women in function levels 10 and above, including both academic and non-academic functions, by 2024.

Regarding the student population, EPFL and ETH Zurich have a joint target of having women make up 33% of their combined student body by 2024.

See the Strategic Objectives of the Federal Council for the ETH Domain

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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