REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning


Event details

Date 08.11.2022 09:0017:00  
Speaker Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
Category Internal trainings
This workshop is opened to both women and men
Registrations will open on September 24

Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, and is nowadays even seen as an essential requirement in many cases. We will discuss opportunities, challenges and impact of academic mobility. Participants will receive information and feedback on how to organize a move abroad and short-term travelling. They will be encouraged to selfreflect in order to make a grounded decision regarding mobility in their own lives.
  • Find creative solutions to balance private goals and your family situation with travel requirements
  • Understand opportunities, challenges and impact of academic mobility
  • Have practical information on how to find a position abroad and how to prepare for an international move
  • Have stronger basis to decide on how mobile you want to be as scientists
Theoretical input will alternate with individual, pair and group work.
Target audience
Phd Students & Postdocs ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Registration & Participation fee
Participation is free for members of partner institutions. Registration is done online and opens 6 weeks before the course begins: 
The REGARD programme is addressed to young female academics of the next generation and for women professors of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland, HES-SO and EPFL. The REGARD programme is organized by the gender equality offices those institutions. 
The objective of the REGARD program is to develop skills and offer concrete tools for career management and supervision. These workshops also create spaces for discussion and exchange of experiences among researchers. They also aim to increase awareness of gender equality issues in academic careers.

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required