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Prix Lux

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 awards the Prix Lux for the fifth time in 2021.

Gender equality price of the University of Bern

Prix Lux 2020

Nominate your unit or a person for the Prix Lux 2021!

The conditions are described below.

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2021

Prix Lux 2021

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.

As from 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 his or her team.

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 2021.

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...