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


WiNS at ETH Zurich
The Women in Natural Sciences Network (WiNs) was established in 2014 by a group of postgraduates and PhD students from the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biology (CHAB), ETH Zurich. It organizes careers and networking events for all PhD students and scientific staff.

LIMES at ETH Zurich (in German)
Ladies in Mechanical and Electrical Studies (LIMES) is an Association established by four students in 2012 from the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich. Its aims are to increase networks for female scientists, to attract younger women to science and to work with leadership and ETH to present a student perspective.

The WISH Foundation (Women in Science and Humanities) EPFL was founded even years ago (2007) by a group of female professors at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) with the aim of encouraging the research and promotion of women on campus. The foundation's goal is to foster the success of talented women scientists, engineers and architects.

Women Faculty Forum at Yale University
The Yale Women Faculty Forum (WFF) was established in 2001 during Yale’s Tercentennial year to highlight the presence of women at the University and the accomplishments of Yale alumnae. In the years since its inception, and with the support of the President and Provost of Yale, the WFF has evolved into an organization of women faculty to foster gender equity, promote scholarship by women, mentoring, collaboration and networking.

ETH WPF at ETH Zurich
In 2012 the ETH Women Professors Forum (ETH WPF) was established at ETH Zurich as a network for female professors from the work of the NCCR MUST equal opportunities program. Members of the ETH Women Professors Forum encourage young women to pursue a career in science or engineering. They make their expertise available within and beyond ETH Zurich, as well as support related Swiss initiatives in favor of equal opportunities among the sexes.

Other Initiatives

The Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ), University of Zurich has established a series of activities to support their PhD students and postdoc and retain them in science,
ZNZ Gender Equality Committee
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