Forthcoming Events

01.10.2020 - 01.10.2020, AkademieHotel, Karlsruhe, Germany
26.10.2020 - 28.10.2020, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen,Switzerland


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne and Wörner
New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI
Promotion to full professorcongratulations to Steve Johnson!
The Laser at 60: Ursula KellerOPN interviewed OSA Fellows
Former EPFL PhD student Edoardo Baldini wins the 2020 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Awards
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Banerji, Chergui and Wolf
Prix de l'innovation AGROVINA 2020- for Agrolase: detecting spores of pathogens in real time
Ruth Signorell receives the Humboldt Prize- awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and teaching

Unconcious Bias in Academia

Resources on tackling unconcious bias in academia

Harvard Implicit  Bias Test:

You can take the test here: Project Implicit Harvard
This test was developed by a team or researchers working at Harvard University and contributes to an ongoing research program that is examining explicity biases. It designed to assist people from all backgrounds, recognize unconscious/hidden biases which may unknowingly distort our objective evaluation and treatment of others based upon race, gender, religion, culture, etc.
A summary of the development of test (known as the Implicit-Association Test (IAT) can be found  here

The American Physical Society provides a range of advice for reducing unconscious bias on their website here
YouTube Videos on unconscious bias

Royal Society, UK,  2015, Understanding Unconscious Bias
Ted Talk, Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Higher Education, Russell McClain, Dean, University of Maryland, Baltimore, December 2018
Recruitment and reducing bias: training videos

Tackling Recruitment Bias in Research Institutes, training video from the CERCA Institute, Catalonia, Spain
University of Lausanne (In French with English subtitles)  video designed to reduce unconscious bias in university recruitment
Universtiy of Bern (In German with French and English subtitles) video designed to address improving gender balance in recruiting professors
University of Zürich video (in German with English subtitles) on Diversity in 2019


NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation