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Equal Opportunities Prize of the University of Bern

At the University of Bern, there are numerous groups of persons and units who are committed to equal opportunities. Such commitment is rewarded. The University of Bern will award the Prix Lux equal opportunities prize for the sixth time in 2022.

The measures applied should stimulate a discussion on equal opportunity topics - related to gender, ethnic or social origin, physical or mental impairments, sexual orientation, gender identity or age - and be innovative, original, sustainable and have transfer potential.

Equal opportunities price of the University of Bern

Prix Lux 2022

Nominate your unit or a person for the Prix Lux 2022!

The conditions are described below.

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2022

Flyer 2022 (German) (PDF, 329KB)

Prix Lux 2022

Conditions for participation

Nominations can be made for  university units ( institutes, faculties, nccrs) or groups of persons (groups or teams of students or staff) who are committed to equal opportunities at the University of Berne. The measures applied should stimulate a discussion on equal opportunity topics - related to gender, ethnic or social origin, physical or mental impairments, sexual orientation, gender identity or age - and be innovative, original, sustainable and have transfer potential.

Since 2021, the nomination of individuals is no longer possible. However, it will still be possible to nominate groups, e.g. an employee of the university along with the team.

The price

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

Application

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2022.

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

Proposals for the Prix Lux can come from a wide variety of contexts, from the faculties or the central administration. The spectrum of measures that can be proposed for an award is very broad: inclusive team culture and language use, offers for children in gender-atypical areas, compatibility-friendly management culture, balanced proportions of women at the level of professorship, making diversity visible, diversity-promoting appointment strategies, accessibility to the university regardless of the socio-economic context, ...