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Personal Safety at the University of Bern

Are you receiving unusual correspondence and / or being anonymously harassed or threatened, or are you being intentionally stalked by someone over an extended period? If you are experiencing these or similar situations at the University of Bern and cannot manage the situation on your own, or if you are unsure, we are here to support you with an initial assessment in an advisory capacity. Contact:

In an emergency, or in situations in which the police are already involved or active, call the police directly (tel. 117). You can inform the Risk Management Office thereafter.    

Disability and cronic illnesses

The Office for Equal Opportunities at the University of Bern supports employees with disability and/or chronic illnesses with questions about tools, accessibility and workplace adaptations and networks with the relevant responsible offices at the university. Employees with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses can seek advice and voice their concerns for an inclusive work environment.

For psychological support, you can contact the Universities of Bern Counseling Center at any time.

Healthy scientific culture for everyone

The Better Science Initiative is synonymous with a research culture that promotes a healthy research environment by fostering fairness and sustainability. Scientists often face intense competition and are exposed to an overtime culture. A quality-over-quantity workplace climate based on psychological safety bolsters the resilience of team members and is conducive to a positive error culture among diverse teams. The Better Science Initiative offers specific recommendations for action and good practices to build a research culture that embraces diversity.

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