The University of Berne has set itself the goal of achieving a female proportion of 33% for full and associate professorships and 40% for assistant professorships by 2024. The current proportion of women in full and associate professorships is around 24%.
A central issue to increase the proportion of women is ensuring the quality of the recruitment procedure. Fair and transparent recruitment procedures increase gender equality. For this purpose, the University of Bern has issued a series of basic rules and the guide "Hiring Process at the University of Bern With Special Consideration of Equal Opportunities" which was adopted by the University Executive Board on June 15, 2021.
In accordance with the Employment Regulations, one member of each structural and electoral committee has the function of a gender equality delegate. A member of the Office for Gender Equality also has to sit in on the commissions in an advisory capacity.
The Office for Gender Equality provides the structural and recruitment committees with documents and holds workshops on gender equality in the recruitment procedure.