Equal Opportunities

We present current topics, courses, publications and more on the topic of equal opportunities. Your input and suggestions on this topic are welcomed.

Articles On The Topic

Publication: "Closing the scissor-shaped curve: Strategies to promote gender equality in academia"

"Gender inequality in STEM fields remains pervasive and undermines the ability for talented individuals to excel. Despite advances, women still encounter obstacle in pursuing academic careers and reaching leadership positions." 

The publication "Closing the scissor-shaped curve: Strategies to promote gender equality in academia" examines effective strategies to fix the scissor-shaped curve, including data-driven initiatives that were implemented at a university. 

Cell, 187(6), 1335–1342.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2024.01.050

Equal Opportunities Course Program

In 2024, the Equal Opportunities Department of the University of Bern will continue to offer a wide range of courses and workshops for academics, students and staff. The programme includes topics such as performance skills, dealing with power games, gender-sensitive language and dealing with everyday discrimination. There is also a new course on barrier-free and inclusive teaching.

You can find further information on the website.