Please follow the link below for an in-depth view on Science Magazine of how precarious postdoc positions are, especially in view of the covid19 pandemic.
The Doctoral Committee within SFS, SFS-DK, have conducted a survey regarding the situation for doctoral students during the corona pandemic. Problems highlighted include unclear procedures regarding prolongation, increased problems with mental health, lack of sufficient work environments and more.
Follow this link for the full report (in English).
swissuniversities has adopted a new transformative pilot agreement with Elsevier for research access and Open Access publishing in Switzerland.
Please see the details of this operation here!
Our member ACIDUL at UniLausanne has responded to all the red-tape for prolongation requests and is clearly dissatisfied with the application process.
Please follow this link for detailed information on ACIDUL’s requests for a simplification of these procedures in support of all mid-level staff at UniLausanne.
Our member ACIDUL at UniLausanne collaborated on a concept for the management of the impact of the covid19 crisis on mid-level staff, with excellent results.
UniLausanne Rector Prof. Dr. Nouria Hernandez posted this video message on the 5th of May which is an encouraging and welcome step forward towards tackling this serious issue.
Actionuni is opening up positions in its core and extended board. If you
a) are a Switzerland-based mid-level staff member
b) are enthusiastic about supporting mid-level staff across Switzerland
c) have capacity and interest in teamwork,
please take a look at our open positions advertisement and apply!
The Covid-19 crisis reveals the troubling and open wound of gender balance and equal opportunities for female academics when it comes to academic publishing.
Follow this link for an analysis
Please follow the link below to reach a detailed and ongoing analysis of research precariousness carried out by the OECD with the support of actionuni-nominated participants:
For the latest communications from swissuniversities, please see here