A plea for paid paternity leave

June 7, 2016

How can scientists balance between their careers and their families? Should men be able to take care of their small children in paid time off? In her essay, Dayra A. Lorenzo [...]

ZNZ Steering Committee in Tweets

June 7, 2016

Who are the people behind the ZNZ? We have asked Prof. Dr. Magdalini Polymenidou of Institute of Molecular Life Sciences and member of the ZNZ Steering Committee, to answer a [...]

The gender gap in academia

March 2, 2016

Despite our best intentions, we all unconsciously favor men in leading professional posts. In her essay “The Gender Gap in Academia may be a Cognitive Neuroscience [...]

ZNZ Steering Committee in tweets

March 2, 2016

Who are the people behind the ZNZ? We have asked Prof. Dr. Fritjof Helmchen, co-director of the ZNZ Steering Committee, to answer a few personal questions in tweets. Me: [...]

Gender Equality: News from the SNSF

October 6, 2015

Despite the increasing number of female PhD graduates, few are appointed to senior academic positions. To encourage women to pursue their academic career, the SNSF (Swiss [...]

DNA solutions beyond oligos

February 20, 2015

State-of-the-art DNA technologies and services, that is what Microsynth stands for. Markus Schmid and Christof Wunderlin co-CEOs of Microsynth about the academic roots of the [...]

Filling the innovation gap

December 1, 2014

IniLabs was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI). Its mission is to transform promising neurotechnologies into useful applications by [...]

Poll identifies demand for child care

December 1, 2014

In a survey among University of Zurich employees, the ZNZ Gender Equality Committee has identified a high demand for more childcare services in academia. Over 90% of [...]
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