Faculty of Humanities

Equal opportunities

"I am gay, I am jewish and a communist as well, I am black and disabled but a human just like you. I am really, really smart and as thick as an old brick, I am lovely, I am nasty, I am fat and an athlete. Nothing - nothing makes you better than me, you have your flaws as well!" (WIZO, Raum der Zeit, 1994).

The Faculty of Humanities treats all people the same. We respect sorrows and wishes and try to solve them all. The equal opportunities committee grants financial support, campaigns for work/life balance, organizes equal opportunity lunches and the family party, and fights discrimination.

The faculty of humanities has the highest percentage of all faculties regarding female professors (46%), teachers (53%), and assistants (61%).

While these figures are comparatively good, they do not represent an end goal for the Faculty of Humanities which continues to work towards even greater equality at all ranks and especially with regards the retention and career progression of women.

Standing committee for equal opportunities

  • Michèle Crogiez
  • Patricia Purtschert
  • Regula Schmid Keeling
  • Crispin Thurlow
  • Nicole Nyffenegger (Del. lect.), Ariane Ballmer (Del. lect. from 2022)
  • Yvonne Schüpbach (Del. Ass.)
  • Noemi Steuerwald (Del. Stud.)