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Who we are and what we do

This project has finished 2009.

The UmFrauen (Umweltwissenschaften-Mentoringprojekt für Frauen) was a University supported peer-mentoring group that aimed to encourage, inform and support female scientists in their research career. From 2001 to 2004 the project was financed by the Swiss Government and the University of Zurich. From 2006 to 2009 the project has been financed by the Science Faculty of the University of Zurich (project leader: Dr. Petra Lindemann-Matthies, scientific advisers: Prof. Bernhard Schmid and Prof. Elena Conti).

The group is composed of 24 female researchers including postgraduate and PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers, most of them based at the University of Zurich. The primary research focus of the group is environmental sciences and/or evolutionary ecology most of the group members being biologists, with an economist and a mathematician.

Our mentoring group aims

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