Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion
Strategic Position 2022–2030
The Strategic Position is the basis for diversity and inclusion management at the University of Basel. It substantiates concepts and objectives outlined in the university’s various strategic and legal frameworks. There is a particular focus on the key objectives: to employ more women, to adopt a family-friendly approach, to protect personal integrity and to strengthen intercultural skills.
Action Plan 2022–2025
The Action Plan defines specific objectives and measures on the basis of the Strategic Position. It contains a description of the individual responsibilities and offices. All measures and objectives comply with the University of Basel’s established “Plan-Do-Check-Act” principle.
Together, the Strategic Position and Action Plan fulfill the requirements for equal opportunities plans as an admission criterion for the “Horizon Europe” research funding program.
Code of Conduct: collaborative working and values at the University of Basel
We promote diversity and inclusivity. We appreciate the diverse potential of our students and colleagues. This diversity offers significant potential for innovation within a completely open, creative and productive working culture. We do not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, gender identity, background, language, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, mental or physical disability or personal lifestyle and circumstances.
Regulations on the protection of personal integrity
These regulations govern the protection of personal integrity at the University of Basel and the procedure in the event of its violation.
This English translation serves information purposes only. The original German version is the legally binding document.
Statute of the University of Basel
§ 5. gender equality, § 6. cultural and social diversity
The statute is only available in German. This English translation serves information purposes only.
University Strategy 2022 - 2030
Support and strengthen the university community: the University [...] sees itself as an organization that acknowledges, appreciates and fosters the diverse potential of its mem-bers. This diversity offers significant potential for innovation within a completely open, tolerant, creative and productive working culture, furthering excellence in research and teaching.
Quality Strategy of the University 2020
Diversity under cross-sectional issues (p. 16): The university promotes a culture of diversity as a key prerequisite for excellence in all its areas of activity.
Mission statement of the University
Recognizing and fostering diversity and equal opportunities are anchored as guiding principles and integral components of university life.
Staff Regulations of the University of Basel
§ 2. Principles of personnel policy
2 a) The University ensures the framework conditions to attract and retain highly qualified employees, always striving for an appropriate gender participation.
2 c) The University of Basel promotes flexible working time models and is committed to the compatibility of professional and non-professional activities.
§ 33. Protection of personality
1 The University respects and protects the dignity and personality of its employees.
The staff Regulations are only available in German. This English translation serves information purposes only.
State Treaty of the Cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt on the joint sponsorship of the University of Basel
§ 16 Gender Equality
1 Women and men are equally represented at all levels and in all processes of the university.
equal rights and are represented equally at all levels of the hierarchy.
2 The university shall take appropriate measures to promote gender equality, in particular to increase the proportion of women at the level of lecturers.
3 The university shall support the compatibility of studies, career and family.
The State Treaty is only available in German. This English translation serves information purposes only.