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2014/15 Gender Monitoring

Updated information on the situation of gender equality at ETH Zurich is available now.


Compatibility of (Post)Doctorate and Family

Equal! publishes a new pilot study. Find more information, the results and the complete study here.

Equal! Mailing List

We will keep you posted on important dates and discussions and are looking forward to your comments and proposals


We are committed to offering women and men the same opportunities to study, do research and work successfully at ETH Zurich. – More information on our projects and team.


ETH's «Gender Action Plan»

Implementation of the Gender Action Plan, status May 2016

The implementation of the Gender Action Plan has been evaluated for the second time at ETH Zurich. Departments, administrative units and university organizations gave positive feedback on the Gender Action Plan and noticed that its existence has significantly increased awareness of the importance of this topic throughout ETH. Individual departments have implemented and pursued innovative measures to different extents and in different amounts. More detailed information on respective measures can be found in the current report.

Further information on the Gender Action Plan, an article on it, as well as the Gender Action Plan (PDF, 426KB) can be found here.

Calendar of Events


Under Discussion




Application until 15. Juli:  Project coordinator (30 - 50%) for the realization of the career development project „Fix the Leaky Pipeline (FLP)“ in the ETH domain. Start: December 2016

Until 2. August: Marie Heim-Vögtlin grants for female doctoral students and postdocs who had to interrupt their research activities due to family commitments

30. and 31. August: Vocational Training for Future Female Professors by the University of Bern. More information and registration here

Career Events by the Career Center


Interview with Renate Schubert in the Magazine "ETH life" The head of ETH's office for equal opportunities talks about the dealing with stereotypes

Family Friendliness in Companies More and more firms take children and partners of their employees into account. ETH Zurich does so as well (German only)

ETH Science Stories The edition 01/2016 is now available online



Petra Dittrich honoured with ERC Consolidator Grant The European Research Council (ERC) awarded Prof. Petra Dittrich the much-coveted funding for talented young researchers.

ERC Starting Grant: Seven researchers from ETH Zurich, of whom four are female, are to receive support from the European Research Council. ETH News.

ETH Biomechanical Engineer Sabrina Badir wins the „Falling Walls Lab“ in an international competition The device she developed, identifies the risk of premature birth in an early state of the pregnancy. ETH News (German only).

More awardees


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