Careers in the academic sector

Switzerland is internationally renowned for its excellence in the field of research and teaching. In a highly-competitive global market, and in a context of increased academic staff mobility, the country has to facilitate professional opportunities for mobile couples, so that partners are not disadvantaged in their careers paths.  The effectiveness of dual career support programmes can make a difference in recruitment procedures when it comes to attracting the best researchers – it’s a new challenge for university institutions.

The Career2 initiative aims at creating synergies with other public and private projects that promote highly skilled employees mobility. The aim is also to support best practices, especially in the area of recruitment procedures that take into account the needs of both partners who wish to pursue their career.

Useful links


Network of Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences and arts

Universities in French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland that partner with the Career2 programme

Universities of applied sciences and arts

Research Centres