Organization Executive Board and Central Administration

Executive Board and Central Administration

Vice-Rectorate Development

The Vice-Rectorate Development strengthens the university's positioning and networks with other higher education institutions, reinforces collaboration with external partners and supports students and doctoral students with regard to their academic and professional career.

UniBE international

International Office

"Getting off to a good start at the University of Bern and being well prepared for exchanges" – these are the core concerns of the International Office: The advice and events of the IB are geared toward exchange students, international students, lecturers on European teaching exchanges, staff interested in exchanging experiences with European colleagues and students planning an internship in another European country.

International Office

International Relations

The International and National Relations Office offers support with the development of projects to foster international cooperation in teaching.
International and national relations

Promotion of Early Career Researchers

Graduate Schools and PhD programs

The doctoral degree is a precondition for an academic career but also qualifies holders for demanding roles in business and society. In addition to the traditional individual doctoral degree, various forms of structured doctoral degrees are available at the University of Bern:
Graduate Schools
SUK- and CUSO- PhD programs

Academic English Services

The English courses are aimed at Swiss and foreign students registered at the University of Bern. Academic English Services also coordinates the tandem learning for students and employees of the University of Bern for all languages.
Academic English Services

Project: Transferable Skills

The project Transferable Skills offers PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Bern a changing program comprising topics such as project management, scientific writing and publishing, statistical data analysis and visualization, communication, time management, funding acquisition etc. The aim is to foster participants' employability and effectiveness of their research.
Transferable Skills

Career Service

The Career Service offers various courses to develop job hunting skills for students and doctoral students at the University of Bern and cooperates with commercial partners to prepare students for starting their professional careers.
Career Service           

University Continuing Education

Centre for University Continuing Education

The Centre for University Continuing Education of the University of Bern has already established an outstanding reputation in the transfer of knowledge and skills to the working environment and society with its comprehensive range of continuing education programs, courses, events and conferences.  The Centre for University Continuing Education is your point of contact for all questions concerning university continuing education.
Centre for University Continuing Education
Continuing Education Commission

Others

Senior Citizens' University

The Senior Citizens' University of Bern offers its members a diverse program of lectures and other events.
Senior Citizens' University

Children's University

The lectures and follow-up events offered by the Children's University are open to children aged between eight and twelve. Participation is free of charge.
Children's University

Swiss Scientific Olympiads

With the Office of the Swiss Scientific Olympiads Association, the University of Bern is involved in promoting excellence in secondary schools.
Swiss Scientific Olympiads Association

Vice-Rector for Development

Secretariat Vice-Rectorate Development

Project assistant

Academic English Services

Career Service

Graduate Schools and doctoral degree programs

International Relations

International Office

Children's University

Swiss Scientific Olympiads

Senior Citizen's University

University Continuing Education

In implementing the 2021 strategy the University of Bern promotes and supports the internationalisation process in all areas of university life: research, teaching, further education, administration and counselling. The strategy paper UniBE international articulates the aims of the university’s internationalisation programme.

Strategy paper UniBE international

The Vice-Rectorate Development has already taken steps toward these aims.

Call for doctoral positions

The Vice-Rectorate Development is offering ten doctoral positions for young international scholars. The call for applications is aimed at talented and highly motivated graduates from master’s programmes whose fields of research are represented at the University of Bern. Applicants must have completed all their academic studies outside of Switzerland, having achieved excellent grades.

The deadline for applications has passed.

MILSA

With funding from Stiftung Mercator Schweiz the University of Bern and the University of Technology Sydney are currently engaged in MILSA, a project that aims to develop a mentoring program for intercultural learning through study abroad. Specifically, students will be accompanied before, during and after their stay abroad in the framework of a mentoring program that will help them improve their intercultural communication skills.

More about MILSA

Additional courses in English - EnglL

The Vice-Rectorate Development is sponsoring six additional courses in English per year until 2020. The aim is to be able to offer English-speaking exchange students a greater selection of courses. Encouraging the participation of international students in courses across the faculties also provides an international experience for those local students who are unable to study abroad.

The next call will be in October 2017.

More about the current courses.