Surveys on working conditions

Survey on intermediary body 2020 at the University of Geneva (in french)

The survey examined working conditions of the intermediary body in the social science faculty in spring 2020 at Geneva University. Covering a variety of questions, the ambitious survey aimed at studying the working conditions of assistants, phd students and post-docs. 130 people responded, which is a response rate of 70%. The study was conducted by an ad hoc commission of the ‘Conseil Participatif de la faculté des sciences de la société de l’université de Genève’.

Survey on employees 2020 at the University of Lausanne (in french)

The survey studies the experience of all UNIL employees since 16 March 2020. The aim was to investigate the possibilities of teaching, research, administrative and technical work at a distance. The number of employees who responded to the survey was 2’424, which is a response rate of 59%. Survey by UNIL, conducted by the Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences (FORS).

Postdoc Survey 2020 at the University of Basel (in english)

The survey addresses the satisfaction of staff in postdoc positions and aims to identify areas which require action. Survey conducted by avuba (Assistants’ Association of the University of Basel). The association discussed the findings with the rectorat of the University.

Survey on Supervision of Doctoral Students at ETH Zürich in 2018 (in english)

In fall 2017, the survey on the supervision practices at the ETH investigated supervision practices and doctoral students’ satisfaction. 1’594 doctoral students responded to the survey, which is a response rate of 36%. Survey conducted by AVETH (Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zürich).

Survey on researchers and lecturers at the University of Geneva – 2019 (in french)

Survey on the perceptions of working conditions and their impact on health. The results shed light on a number of difficulties encountered by the CCER. A large majority of the population interviewed mentioned a lack of time to carry out the tasks requested and specifications that did not correspond to reality. In addition to this overload, there are a number of other issues: almost a third of respondents do not feel valued in their work, and about a quarter of respondents do not see the University as a place to develop their skills. The social environment (colleagues and hierarchy) is generally perceived positively. Study conducted by Accorder (l’Association commune du corps des collaborateurs·trices de l’enseignement et de la recherche).

Survey on the intermediary body of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Geneva – 2019 (in french)

Survey on the working conditions of the intermediary body. The response rate was at 42%. Study conducted by ACIL (Association du Corps Intermédiaire de la Faculté des Lettres).