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Prix Lux

Gender equality price of the University of Bern

Preisverleihung 2018

At the University of Bern there are numerous people and units who are committed to equal opportunities and equality. Such commitment is rewarded. In fall 2018, the University of Bern will award the Prix Lux for the second time.

Prix Lux 2018

Conditions for participation

The rewarded person or university unit is committed to equality in the fields of gender and diversity at the University of Bern. The nominated measures should inspire a discussion about equality issues, be innovative and sustainable and have the potential to be applied to other units.

The price

The price winner will receive CHF 2'000.- and a luminous object. The winner is elected by a jury.


The deadline for applications is 15 July 2018. You can apply or suggest another person or university unit for the price.

Please send your applications or suggestions with an explanation (description of the measure, objectives, target audience and, if possible, impact of the measure) via e-mail or post to the address indicated in the contact box.

"Women in Philosophy Bern" - Prix Lux 2017

In 2017 the "Women in Philosophy Bern" were selected as first prize winners of the Prix Lux. The iniative of this group of university members aims to improve the networking and visibility of women in philosophy, to support female philosophers in their careers and to raise awareness of the disadvantages of women in philosophy or the academy in general. Shortly before the award ceremony, the group founded the "Society for Women in Philosophy Switzerland" for the purpose of national networking of women, education and support work.

The "Women in Philosophy" were elected by the jury out of 25 nominations. The applications showed the diversity of the university's gender equality work: In addition to applications from more classic equality areas such as the compatibility of family and career, there were also various applications that went beyond this and promoted diversity.