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Nearly one in ten Swiss researchers report discrimination


Swiss national funder says levels of harassment and discrimination are concerning

Deeply concerning levels of harassment experienced by Swiss early career researchers have been laid bare by a new survey—with nearly one in 10 reporting unpleasant experiences.

Conducted by the country’s main government research funder, the survey found that 8 per cent of the researchers reported experiencing discrimination or harassment, a figure that rose to a shocking one in six for female postdocs—while around one in 20 male postdocs reported discrimination or harassment.

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