A plea for paid paternity leave

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 [...]

June 7, 2016

ZNZ Steering Committee in Tweets

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 [...]

June 7, 2016

The gender gap in academia

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 [...]

March 2, 2016

ZNZ Steering Committee in tweets

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: [...]

March 2, 2016

Gender Equality: News from the SNSF

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 [...]

October 6, 2015

DNA solutions beyond oligos

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 [...]

February 20, 2015

Filling the innovation gap

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 [...]

December 1, 2014

Poll identifies demand for child care

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 [...]

December 1, 2014

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