Workshops and programmes for women researchers

The Office Equality, Diversity and Inclusion offers workshops, mentor programs as well as personnalized advice and guidance in order to counter the loss of women in academic careers.

While being a majority during their studies, the number of women decreases as we approach higher positions at the University of Fribourg. In this sense, women constitute:

  • 62% of master’s students
  • 47% of PhD students
  • 19% of ordinary professors in higher category

REGARD Workshop program

The REGARD program offers workshops for woman researchers and professors with in the Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, HES-SO and EPFL.

More than 20 workshops discuss topics such as academic career planning, research project management, communication tools and personal development.

Some workshops are also open to a mixed audience or to men only.

The workshops create spaces for discussion and exchange of experiences between participants.

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The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes

The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes is designed for woman doctoral candidates at the end of their thesis, post-doctoral candidates or woman researchers just before they become professors. The aim of the network is to encourage them to pursue their careers and to promote their integration into the scientific community.

The Réseau romand offers individual ("one-to-one") mentoring and four group meetings during which cross-cutting skills development workshops and exchange moments are offered.

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