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InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up. Deadline: Apr. 5, 2021

Are you a UNIL-CHUV researcher, you want to create a start-up and you are looking for funding to start it?

Apply for a one-year InnoTREK grant for your spin-off project resulting from UNIL-CHUV research!

PACTT, the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office, is opening a call for projects, “InnoTREK”, as part of the InnoPACTT financial support, intended to accelerate innovation and the creation of spin-offs.
With this support, the PACTT wants to encourage researchers who have an innovative idea to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure.

Next project submission deadline: April 5, 2021
Phone: 021 314 39 84/021 314 49 58/021 314 82 19
Further information:


Congratulations and welcome (back) to Shanaz!

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) and the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office (PACTT) awarded an InnoTREK scholarship to Dr Shanaz Diessler for her Sleep Sensor project for the monitoring and identification of sleep parameters .

The project began at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) of UNIL, in Professor Paul Franken’s lab.
Dr Shanaz Diessler will work again in this laboratory for the duration of her fellowship.
At the end of this year of InnoTREK scholarship, Dr Shanaz Diessler will be able to more easily embark on her business creation project.

Further information about the Sleep Sensor project:


FBM’s Skills for scientists: workshops, events and career counseling for the assistants

Do not miss the skills for scientists’ website on which you ca find information on:
Round tables
CV checks
Career counseling and more.


The workshop program R.E.G.A.R.D 2021 is available.

How the REGARD program works

In 2004, the Equal Opportunities Offices of the Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, and the USI developped the REGARD workshop program. A couple of years later, the USI left, but then the HES-SO and finally the EPFL jointed the project. Together, the six institutions offer each year more than 20 transversal skills workshops to female PhD candidates, professors, and members of the mid-level faculty.

The REGARD workshops propose concrete tools for career management and supervision. Participants develop necessary transversal skills together with other researchers from different universities. Our workshops create opportunities for discussion and the exchange of experience between women researchers. 

We open a couple of workshops each year to a mixed audience of female and male researchers (see flyer) to increase awareness about gender equality in the academic career. 

For whom, how and what?

  • Target groups: Assistants, PhD candidates, post-docs, maître-assistantes, MER et all other positions of the mid-level faculty, women professors 
  • Workshop topics: Plan your academic career; Project management for research; Communication tools; Personal development
  • Workshops in french and english
  • Free of charge for researchers from associated universities
  • At least 20 workshops each year for approx. 260 participants
  • Gender-mixed audience for certain workhops 


  • Develop generic skills that are essential for your career
  • Get to the grips with the rules of the academic world
  • Meet people who share the same issues and concerns
  • Learn how to keep the essential objectivity to reflect upon your career and options

R.E.G.A.R.D. program and registration:


Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – workshops on SDGs for Early Career Researchers

Workshops on SDGs for Early Career ResearchersA series of free virtual workshops each focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal will start in January.

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) – of which UNIL is a member – in collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and UNESCO, is holding a series of free virtual workshops, each thematically focused on a UN Sustainable Development Goal. The workshops will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) from all around the world (PhD students in their final year and post-docs), who are interested in establishing connections to colleagues in their field.

Format of the workshops
Each networking workshop lasts for 90 minutes, and will be launched by internationally distinguished speakers who will provide an overview of the major research opportunities and challenges in the broad topic domain. Following the introductory speakers, participants will break up into virtual meeting rooms, which will be set up according to the research interests (within the session’s SDG theme) indicated by participants during the registration process, so that they can develop their international networks and collaborations.Registrations to the first two workshops are open. Only researchers affiliated to UNIL or another WUN member university can register.

Climate action (27 January 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mr. Ovais Sarmad , Deputy Executive Secretary (UN Assistant-Secretary General), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Professor Jacques Dubochet, Emeritus Professor of Biophysics and Nobel Laureate, University of Lausanne

More information

Quality Education (2 February 2021)
Featuring as introductory speakers:

  • Mrs. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor at The University of Auckland and Chair of the WUN Partnership Board, The University of Auckland

More information


Recrutement du comité éditorial de la revue RED par et pour les Doctorant.e.s

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Recrutement du comité éditorial de la revue RED.
Revue Pluridisciplinaire d’Éducation par et pour les Doctorant.e.s.

La revue RED. est une revue pluridisciplinaire sur l’éducation créée, gérée et alimentée par et pour les doctorant.e.s. Dans le cadre de son lancement, nous recherchons des doctorant.e.s. ou post-doctorant.e.s motivé.e.s pour intégrer son Comité éditorial.

RED. est une revue scientifique francophone pensée pour proposer aux doctorant.e.s et post- doctorant.e.s un espace dans lequel ils peuvent se familiariser avec l’univers des publications scientifiques. Rattachée à l’université de Genève, elle entend associer dans ses organes de gestion des étudiant.e.s les Universités et Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques de Suisse romande francophone. Cette revue permettra aux étudiant.e.s de valoriser leurs travaux de thèse et de dynamiser le monde doctoral.

La revue RED. a pour vocation de former les doctorant.e.s et post-doctorant.e.s à la publication scientifique à double titre : former au processus éditorial (pour les membres du Comité éditorial) et former à l’écriture d’articles scientifiques (pour les auteur.e.s.). Les membres du Comité éditorial participeront à une journée de formation durant laquelle ils se familiariseront au processus éditorial : choix des thématiques, écriture d’appel à proposition, choix des contributeurs, évaluation des articles, gestion des évaluateurs.trices. Cette journée sera organisée à chaque renouvellement du CE, à savoir tous les deux ans.

La revue RED. est une revue pluridisciplinaire ancrée dans les sciences de l’éducation, mais invitant d’autres disciplines à traiter une thématique commune, autrement dit une thématique qui soulève des enjeux dans d’autres disciplines que celle des sciences de l’éducation.

Le Comité éditorial (CE) sera composé d’environ huit personnes. La mission du CE est d’élaborer la ligne scientifique des numéros par la rédaction d’appel à projets, expertises, relectures, rédaction d’éditorial et de veiller à la cohérence du numéro. Aussi, il est responsable de l’organisation de colloques ou autres manifestations scientifiques le cas échéant. Cet espace est réservé aux doctorant.e.s et post-doctorant.e.s en sciences de l’éducation et dans d’autres disciplines. Les membres qui intègrent le CE s’engage pour deux ans, renouvelables en fonction de leur statut académique. Le comité se réunira deux à trois fois par an. La première réunion aura lieu au semestre de printemps 2021.

Les profils recherchés : vous êtes doctorant.e.s en Suisse romande en sciences de l’éducation ou dans tout autre discipline, vous êtes post-doctorant.e.s. depuis moins de trois ans, vous aimez lire, écrire et réécrire, vous êtes intéressé.e.s par le processus éditorial…

Si vous êtes motivé.e.s par ce nouveau challenge, merci de nous faire parvenir une lettre de motivation, un C.V. ainsi qu’un exemple de document rédigé par vos soins (ex : canevas de thèse, extrait de mémoire, articles etc…) avant le 11 décembre 2020 aux adresses suivantes :;

Informations supplémentaires:
Kilian Winz-Wirth, Assistant doctorant
Université de Genève – 022 379 90 52

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Recruitment of the editorial board of the RED. journal

PluRidisciplinary Journal of Education by and for Doctoral Students. 

RED. is a multidisciplinary journal on education created and managed by and for doctoral students. As part of its launch, we are looking for motivated doctoral and post-doctoral students to join its Editorial Board. 

RED. is a French-speaking scientific journal designed to offer doctoral and post-doctoral students a space in which they can get acquainted with the specificities of scientific publications. Attached to the University of Geneva, it intends to involve the Universities and Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques of French-speaking Switzerland in its student management bodies. This journal will allow students to promote their thesis work and to stimulate the doctoral training programmes. 

The journal RED. aims to train doctoral and post-doctoral students in scientific publication in two ways: training in the editorial process (for the members of the Editorial Board) and training in the writing of scientific articles (for the authors). The members of the Editorial Board will take part in a training day during which they will discover the editorial process: choice of themes, writing a call for proposals, choice of contributors, evaluation of articles, management of evaluators. This day will be organized every two years when the EB is renewed. 

RED. is a multidisciplinary journal rooted in the educational sciences, but inviting other disciplines to address a common theme, in other words a theme that raises issues in disciplines other than the educational sciences. 

The Editorial Board (EB) will be composed of approximately eight people. The mission of the EB is to develop the scientific line of the issues by writing calls for projects, expert opinions, proofreading, editorial writing and to ensure the coherence of each issue. Also, it is responsible for the organization of colloquia or other scientific events when necessary. This space is reserved for doctoral and post-doctoral students in educational sciences and other disciplines. Members who join the EB commit themselves for two years, renewable according to their academic status. The committee will meet two to three times a year. The first meeting will take place in the spring semester of 2021. 

Desired profiles: you are a doctoral student in French-speaking Switzerland in educational sciences or in any other discipline, you are a post-doctoral student for less than three years, you enjoy reading, writing and rewriting, you are interested in the editorial process… 

If you are motivated by this new challenge, please send us a cover letter, a resume as well as a sample of a document written by you (e.g. thesis outline, thesis extract, articles etc…) before December 11th, 2020 to the following addresses: and 

Further information:
Kilian Winz-Wirth, PhD student
University of Geneva – 022 379 90 52