Second Divmed meeting, March 31, 2022

At the end of March, the equal opportunity officers of the medical faculties of the Universities of Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich met for the second time as part of the Divmed project - this time online. In this exchange, the project leader provided information on the current status of the cross-faculty project and the project partners reported on the implementation of measures at the different medical faculties and university hospitals. In addition to the achievements, common problem areas were identified and discussed. These include the intransparent appointment procedures and the structural conditions and work cultures within university hospitals that are often unsuitable for women. In order to address these problems, the project leader is working with the equal opportunity officers at each site to develop structural measures to improve equal opportunities within the faculties and at the teaching hospitals.

«Topsharing in der Medizin – ein Zukunftsmodell?» Blog post by Miriam Ganzfried on WEshare1


Why is topsharing in medicine still a rarity? And how can the model be made to break through? These were the central questions of the panel discussion «Geteilte Führung in der Medizin - ein Zukunftsmodell?» on November 8 at the University of Berne. Miriam Ganzfried and Claudia Willen were joined in the discussion by professors of medicine Klara Landau and Dagmar Keller and the chief physician duo Kristina Keitel and Isabelle Steiner. Miriam summarizes the evening's key findings in her guest post. To the blog post

CHESS Paper 2/2021: New Organizational Models for Part-Time Leadership Functions at UZH

CHESS Schrift 2

The second CHESS paper deals with the flexibility of leadership at universities. The author Miriam Ganzfried shows that offers such as temporary workload reduction or job sharing at professorship level are important to promote a work-life balance and gender equality in leadership positions. In addition to a compilation of the most important relevant networks and initiatives, the author makes recommendations for the long-term implementation of flexible leadership models at UZH. CHESS Schrift 2/2021 (PDF, 1 MB) (german), Condensed Version of CHESS Schrift 2/2021 (english)