Diversity & Inclusion

Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

NCCR AntiResist strives to combat inequality and create an open, welcoming, diverse and supportive environment for all of its members.  We recognize that discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexuality and age are real, systemic barriers and we are committed to dismantle them.

AntiResist is especially focused on promoting gender balance and supporting female scientists in the workplace, in their career paths and at conferences and events. We will collaborate with programs for promoting gender balance at all participating universities within our consortium as well as the SNF and other NCCRs.

For the workplace, this means allowing flexible working hours and working on an individual basis to find home-work balance solutions during pregnancy and for parents of young children. PhD students and PostDocs who are also parents of young children are encouraged to apply for the SNF Flexiblity Grant. The EODI Officer also acts as a liason between new parents and the different Diversity Offices at all collaborating institutes to help search for other available funding and grants.

Leadership and career development is also pivotal. Parental leave will not be seen as a disadvantage, and we support early and mid-career female researchers in finding funding to promote their careers.  A mentoring project is also in the works. 

We also strive for equal representation at conferences and events at all levels from poster presentations up to key note speakers. Childcare during conferences will be provided.

For questions about NCCR AntiResist and Diversity & Inclusion or to set up an appointment, please contact our EODI Officer, Sarah Thomforde.

Scroll down for links to the Diversity & Inclusion offices at our participating insitutes.

International Women's Day graphic 2023


March 8th is International Women's Day 2023, #IWD2023. A day to celebrate and reflect on women's social, economic, political and cultural achievements. Both the UN Women office and the International Women's Day organization help organize events and spread awareness. You can find out more on their webpages and join the movement. We at NCCR AntiResist support and actively are working to #BreakTheBias within our organizations. This year's theme is digitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. For gilrs to succeed in science, it is particularly important to close the gap in digital access and skills. #PowerOn

Spring 2023 Courses, Trainings & Events

The Diversity Offices at all of our institutes organise events and offer various short courses, some in person, some on-line and in multiple languages. Most courses are free and open to all members of the specific University. If you are an NCCR AntiResist member and want to sign up for something at a different institute than your home institute, contact Sarah Thomforde.

For information about events at the University of Basel, click here.

For information about events at the ETHZ, click here.

For information about events at EPFL, click here

For information about events at UNIL, click here.

For information about events at the University of Zürich, click here