Diversity & Inclusion

The research world thrives on competence, creativity and the active participation of diverse individuals and groups. At WSL you will find people of all genders, ages and professional and cultural backgrounds, people with their own individual relationship concepts, and people with disabilities. Their differences are a source of innovation, inspiration and outstanding accomplishments. The role of our WSL Diversity & Inclusion office is to ensure that everyone’s qualities and talents are appreciated in an atmosphere of respect and fair play.

WSL actively supports and encourages female scientists along their career paths and has various programs and training in place. For more about our activities please consult our overview on the WSL Equity Strategy 2022-2024, the extended version of the WSL Gender Action Plan 2022-2024 and our project pages below.

The project pages also provide information on opportunities for WSL employees to represent themselves in the various networks that are operating at the institute.


We promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace through various measures, some of which are centrally coordinated, while others are initiated by the employees themselves. Click on the topics to learn more about the great variety of programs at WSL.

Awareness raising campaigns and training

Fostering Equal Opportunities 

  - Women’s Peer Mentoring Group 

  - Fix the Leaky Pipeline

  - CONNECT in academia and industry

Compatibility of family and career 

Promotion of young scientists 

  - PhD Club

Further networks at WSL

  - BIPoC

  - Women’s network

  - TechNet