As an instrument of specific promotion of early career researchers, mentoring motivates female academics to plan, and resolutely pursue, their academic career. At the University of Bern, mentoring programs are on offer at individual faculties.

Mentoring Programs

Target group: Female* Master's students of all faculties.

Current program description: SUB

Target group: PhD students, postdocs, and assistant professors of the Business, Economics and Social Science Faculty

Current program description: WISO (German)

Target group: PhD students, post PhD students and assistant professors of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Vetsuisse Faculty)


Target group: PhD students and postdocs at the Faculty of Theology.


Target group: Female PhD students, postdocs, group leaders, teaching and assistants or senior teaching and research assistant, assistant physicians or senior physicians at the Faculty of Medicine

Medizin (German)