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Equal Opportunities at the University of Bern

The University is committed to promoting equal opportunities and equality between women and men and all genders, strives to reduce barriers to entry and promotes the reconciliation of work and care responsibilities. For the university, the diverse perspectives of university members are an essential component of excellence in research, teaching and administration. As a cross-cutting issue, the promotion of equal opportunities is a management task at all levels.

The focus is on the diversity categories of gender and gender identity, sexual orientation; disability, chronic diseases and mental health; ethnic origin (language, nationality, skin colour, migration experience, religion); social origin and position; age.

The University of Bern thus has a Gender Equality Commission as well as an Office for Equal Opportunities.