The Doctoral Committee within SFS, SFS-DK, have conducted a survey regarding the situation for doctoral students during the corona pandemic. Problems highlighted include unclear procedures regarding prolongation, increased problems with mental health, lack of sufficient work environments and more.
link for the full report (in English).
swissuniversities has adopted a new transformative pilot agreement with Elsevier for research access and Open Access publishing in Switzerland.
Please see the details of this operation
Our member ACIDUL at UniLausanne has responded to all the red-tape for prolongation requests and is clearly dissatisfied with the application process.
Please follow this
link for detailed information on ACIDUL’s requests for a simplification of these procedures in support of all mid-level staff at UniLausanne.
ACIDUL at UniLausanne collaborated on a concept for the management of the impact of the covid19 crisis on mid-level staff, with excellent results.
UniLausanne Rector Prof. Dr. Nouria Hernandez posted this video message on the 5th of May which is an encouraging and welcome step forward towards tackling this serious issue.
Actionuni is opening up positions in its core and extended board. If you
a) are a Switzerland-based mid-level staff member
b) are enthusiastic about supporting mid-level staff across Switzerland
c) have capacity and interest in teamwork,
please take a look at our
open positions advertisement and apply!
The Covid-19 crisis reveals the troubling and open wound of gender balance and equal opportunities for female academics when it comes to academic publishing.
link for an analysis
Please follow the link below to reach a detailed and ongoing analysis of research precariousness carried out by the OECD with the support of actionuni-nominated participants:
For the latest communications from swissuniversities, please see
Swiss National Science Foundation, a major national contributor to mid-level staff activities and salaries, has adopted specific measures to deal with this crisis.
Swissuniversities, the umbrella association of Swiss higher education institutions, has listed dedicated webpages from the different universities regarding measures and strongly supported a call to publishers to make relevant research accessible.