On 13 April 2016, co-president Florian Lippke (University of Fribourg) represented actionuni during a hearing of Science, Education and Culture Committee SECC of the National Council (WBK-N / CSEC-N). The hearing regarded the recently released federal message on education, research and innovation policy.
actionuni stressed as its main points:
- to increase the financial growth rate in the message to 3-4% annually
- that if there are budget cuts then not to jeopardize those actions that are aimed at improving career paths for young researchers
- to increase the number of new Tenure Track positions from 40 to 100 new positions per year
- to define concrete actions and indicators for measuring the success of reaching the goal to improve careers for young researchers.
Read the position paper that was developed by the board to support Florian Lippke’s presentation: