Forthcoming Events

17.12.2020 - 18.12.2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Equal Opportunities

In the NCCR MUST our important work on equal opportunities in science involves setting up a variety of initiatives to deal with the low numbers of women in our disciplines: from creating networks and peer mentoring for female scientists (ETH Women Professors Forum and MUST Women Scientist Network) to conducting research on the issues for women who work in science, engineering and technology (SET). One regular goal is to remain in contact with the female members of NCCR MUST, and use their opinions and experiences. Another important aim is to communicate the findings and, as such, to develop the website as a resource centre to support women scientists.

NCCR MUST in all three phases has invested in a project aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in the network. The Inter-MUST Woman postdoc award is a MUST scheme to encourage the appointment of women at the postdoctoral level. The awardees work for two or more professors in our network on a joint research program. In Phase I of NCCR MUST two women postdocs were awarded this grant. In Phase II there have been four successful applications.  In Phase III the program continues with  three awards already in place.  The aim is to encourage women in careers in physics and chemistry and retain them as they move up the levels of an academic career.
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
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