Projects on equal opportunities

The Equal Opportunities Service elaborates projects, studies or research that treat or integrate aspects of equal opportunities and gender equality. In this page you can see some projects the Service developped with different partners inside or outside USI. The projects are undertaken in order to contribute to spread a culture of equal opportunities.

To evaluate possible collaboration contact the Service.

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  • Ongoing Projects

    ERMIZA PRIZE. Equal opportunities in the media Radio and TV in Italian-speaking Switzerland

    The USI Equal Opportunities Service and the SUPSI Gender and Diversity Service collaborate with the Advisory Commission for Equal Opportunities of the Ticino Canton in awarding the Ermiza Prize. Currently in its fifth edition, the Prize is assigned to news and information works carried out on radio and television media in Italian-speaking Switzerland that best represent a non-stereotyped view of genders and, in general, of the theme of diversity.

    Partners: Commissione consultiva per le pari opportunità del Canton Ticino, Servizio Gender e Diversity SUPSI, FAFTPlus, CORSI.

    Period: 2011-2019


    100 women: They did it! - 100 femmes: Elles l'ont fait! - 100 donne: Loro l'hanno fatto!

    The project "100 women: they made it" consists of a communication campaign, made up of public events, publications and digital media, aimed at an audience of all ages, such as school children, adolescents and their families, members of partner institutions and companies. This campaign highlights the career paths of 100 women, among thousands of others, in the regions concerned, with particular attention to professionals working in fields traditionally associated to men. The aim is to break the exceptional status that is still too often associated with these career choices.

    Partners: Université de Genève (Leading House), Université de Franche-Comté, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Haute école spécialisée de la Suisse occidentale.

    Period: 2018-2020


    H.I.T. - High Potential University Leaders Identitiy & Skills Training Programme - Gender Sensitive Leaders in Academia

    Although women students now represent the majority in many academic disciplines, women professors and women in management positions (e.g. deans, presidents) are still under-represented in Swiss educational institutions, such as universities or research institutes. The H.I.T. project offers a training and education programme for academic managers for 20 professors. The project also provides for the networking of resources and content for the general public.

    Partners: Universität Zürich (Leading House), Universität Basel, Universität Bern, Université de Fribourg, Universität St. Gallen, Université de Genève, Université de Lausanne, EPFL, Universität Luzern, Université de Neuchâtel, ETHZ.

    Period: 2018-2020


    Women in Informatics

    The "Women in Informatics" project is part of the initiatives provided in the 2017-2020 USI Action Plan for Equal Opportunities that aim to raise awareness and support girls in the conscious choice of MINT degrees. Through a series of actions, we will contribute to deconstruct the collective imagination of technical-scientific professions (with the aim of increasing the enrolment of girls in informatics faculties), motivate the choice of MINT paths with positive models, support the students who attend the USI Faculty of Informatics.

    For more information, please read the project presentation form.

    Partners: Equal Opportunities Service, Faculty of Informatics, Study Advisory Service

    Period of development: 2017-2020

  • Ended Projects

    Genere, linguaggio e comunicazione istituzionale

    Lo studio, commissionato all'Istituto di Argomentazione, Linguistica e Semiotica (IALS) della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione, mirava ad identificare quali pratiche potessero essere adottate nella comunicazione istituzionale USI per favorire un approccio bilanciato al genere partendo dall'analisi di diversi documenti prodotti dall'ateneo nel quinquennio 2010-2014.

    Gruppo di lavoro: Arianna Carugati, Sara Greco, Cristina Elia, Marta Zampa e Giovanni Zavaritt.

    Periodo di svolgimento: aprile - luglio 2015


    Learners voices @ USI – SUPSI

    La ricerca Learners Voices@USI-SUPSI mirava a descrivere l'utilizzo delle ICT da parte degli studenti e delle studentesse di USI e SUPSI. I risultati sono riportati nel rapporto di progetto.

    Partner: eLab USI-SUPSI, Servizio Gender e Diversity SUPSI

    Periodo di svolgimento: settembre 2009 - marzo 2010