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Career development


Systematic and focused career management is becoming increasingly important for both researchers and their employers. It should enable the research institutions to fully use the potential of their human resources and researchers to identify and grasp the number of different opportunities that the labour market offers for their careers.

EURAXESS Zurich carried out several EURAXESS projects focusing on career paths and developed innovative instruments to support young academics with the aim of enhancing their profile. The project results provide scholars with career prospects on multiple levels while encouraging researchers and young professors to act as responsible mentors on a national, international and interdisciplinary level educating the next generation of scholars for the knowledge society.


Are you interested in more career development resources? Then have a look at the main EURAXESS portal.



Coaching and Mentoring

At the higher education institutions in Switzerland, experts provide you as researchers at different career levels with various mentoring programmes and coaching possibilities.


Continuing education / Lifelong learning

Courses and workshops are offered to researchers at the HR departments.


Career paths

Most researchers don't take the linear way up from PhD to professor but work in different settings at different jobs.


Non-academic career and Industry

Swiss industry offers many opportunity for PhDs and highly qualifiied people.