What is Career² ?

The Career2 initiative was launched in 2008 with the Federal Equal Opportunities Programme (module 3). The project is the result of a close collaboration between the universities of French and Italian-speaking Switzerland. The aim is to make it easier to reconcile an academic career with a family, as more and more university women are living in a “tandem couple” – a couple where both members are pursuing high-level professional careers.

SUC Programme 2013-2016 P-4: “Equal opportunities at Swiss universities / Gender Studies”

All these measures to encourage dual careers in French and Italian-speaking Switzerland are supported by the Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS).

Conférence des Recteurs des Universités Suisses (CRUS) (in French or German only)