Become a mentor of the Réseau romand

Mentoring’s first objective is to support the mentee, but it is a two-way relationship. Evaluations of such programs show that the mentors also benefit from the relationship with the mentee. 

By participating in a mentoring program, a mentor has the opportunity to:

  • Initiate new contacts with other mentors
  • Establish contacts with motivated researchers from the next generation of academics
  • Be kept informed about the research trends in the mentees' generation
  • Profite from stimulating exchanges with the mentee for her or his own work and research
  • Enlarge his or her social skills by through the mentoring experience

Each mentoring partnership defines the goals of the exchanges and the frequency of the meetings in a mentoring agreement.


  • Who can be a mentor?

    A mentor in the Réseau romand is a person who:

    • Is a professor at a (Swiss) university or a EPF
    • Agrees to pass on her or his experience of the academic world to a mentee
    • Supports the mentee in achieving her objectives
    • Is aware of the support that she or he has received during her or his career and wants to give back
    • Is committed to gender equality and the promotion of young women researchers
  • Duties of a mentor

    A mentor offers a mentee:

    • The opportunity to learn from the experience of someone who has succeeded in the path she is following
    • The possibility to exchange on concrete goals and planning her career path
    • A better understanding of formal and informal rules that exist in the academic world
    • Support to create a contacts network
    • We recommend that mentors and mentees meet 4-5 times during the duration of the mentoring program
    • Etc.
  • Our offer

    The 12th edition will take place from April 2023 to December 2024. The group meetings for mentees and mentors will take place:

    • August 31, 2023 at the University of Fribourg
    • November 14, 2023 at the University of Geneva
    • April, 30, 2024 at the University of Neuchâtel
    • December, 5, 2024 at the University of Lausanne

    All mentors will get invitations to those events and are very welcome to participate. 

The role of a mentor

Read our documentation for more information.

Do you want to be a mentor?

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