SV Diversity Office

The main objective of the Diversity Office at SV is to ensure an environment where everyone can thrive, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personal characteristics. Diversity is essential to not only ensure a healthy working environment but also to attract the best talents to our school. Our committee is constituted of representatives from PhD students, post-docs, staff scientists and group leaders. We are coordinating our actions on diversity with other Faculties and with the Vice-Presidency for Responsible Transformation.

In 2020 we ran a survey on gender issues within the School of Life Sciences.

Committee members


PhD students


Staff scientists

Group leaders

Article in Forum Mag 2020 – Reshaping role models and the perception of success to foster gender equality in science – David Suter.