Implicit bias in academia: a challenge to the meritocratic principle and to women's careers - and what to do about it

Presenter/s: University of Zurich

Event type: Conference

Event date: Thursday, 14 June 2018 (All day) to Friday, 15 June 2018 (All day)

Event venue: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59 8001, Zürich Conference room

The University of Zurich is proud to host the Second LERU Gender Conference on 14 - 15 June 2018.

The disproportional loss of female talent in academia is evident and systematic almost without exception across disciplines, faculties, universities, and countries. Join us for this exciting opportunity to think and talk to each other about why this happens, and ways to stop it.

LERU Advice paper: Implicit bias in academia

UZH and the other 22 members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) examine implicit gender bias as one significant explanation of the loss of female talent in Implicit bias in academia: A challenge to the meritocratic principle – and what to do about it (PDF, 310 KB) (LERU paper).

Media coverage of Advice paper

Times Higher Education

Trinity News


The conference will on the one hand serve to disseminate and discuss this LERU paper with a large audience representing various stakeholders, and on the other hand it will serve to explore and illuminate the phenomenon of bias and its effects on research-performing organizations and on the people within them.


We are pleased to offer professional, on-site childcare free of charge to conference participants.

Registration for childcare is possible via conference registration.





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