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Prix Lux

Equal Opportunities Prize of the University of Bern

At the University of Bern, there are numerous individuals and units who are committed to equal opportunities and equality. Such commitment is rewarded. The University of Bern awards the Prix Lux for the fourth time in 2020.

Gender equality price of the University of Bern

Prix Lux 2020

Nominate your unit or a person for the Prix Lux 2020!

The conditions are described below.

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2020

Flyer 2020 (German) (PDF, 828KB)

Prix Lux 2020

Conditions for participation

Nominations can be made for persons (e.g. students, staff from the faculties and competence centers or the central administration) or units (e.g. student organisations, groups of staff, institutes, faculties) who are committed to gender equality at the University of Berne. The measures applied should stimulate a discussion on gender equality issues, be innovative, original and sustainable, and have transfer potential.

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 30 June 2019. 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.

The jury

The jury consists of one representative each of the Executive Board of the University of Bern, the intermediate staff association, the Student Union of the University of Bern (SUB), the cantonal equal opportunities office, the Communication and Marketing Office and two representatives of the Office for Gender Equality.

Inspiration/possible measures

Applications for the Prix Lux can come from the most diverse contexts, from the faculties or the central administration. For example nominations have been made in recent years from the following areas: flexible working time models, job sharing, inclusive team culture, equal opportunities in practice, gender-fair language, career planning for mothers with children, reintegration of sick employees, introductory offers for girls or boys in gender-untypical areas, diversity-promoting appointment strategies and many more...