The University of Bern fosters an open and respectful work and study climate – also in terms of sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity of university members. The University of Bern adopts measures for the promotion of equality of LGBTIQ+ people. LGBTIQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intergender and queer or questioning. The + means that the list is not complete and that there are many more sexual and romantic orientations and gender identities.

For LGBTIQ+ students and staff at the University of Bern, there is a contact point (see contact box) that offers support in challenging situations in everyday university life or can accompany coming outs at the university. Here you can find all information about LGBTIQ+ topics, offers and projects at the University of Bern.






Video statement (german): Silvia Schroer, Vice Rector University of Bern



University members who are currently in a transition phase have the possibility to change name and gender entry (only m or f) independently from any official entries.


The “queerstudents” are a LGBTIQ+ group of the SUB (student association of the University of Bern). They organize various meetings and are engaged for LGBTIQ+ issues at the university.


SUB: Tips and tricks for everyday life at university

The SUB highly values diversity and is committed to ensuring that all people can study at the University of Bern free of discrimination.

On their page you will find tips and tricks for everyday life at university, information on changing your name and the entry of your gender, as well as other useful links.