The ZHAW supports dual career couples. These are couples, where both partners hold a higher education qualification.
The ZHAW is one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland with a staff of about 3,000 engaged in teaching, research, continuing education, business services and consulting. The ZHAW has eight Schools, which focus on practice-oriented programmes of study and conduct disciplinary and interdisciplinary research with partners from industry, business and the public sector. Our three locations are all part of the «Greater Zurich Area», which is known for its economic strength and stability.
The ZHAW aspires to employ qualified, motivated and performance-oriented staff in leadership and non-leadership positions and to create an environment to secure, foster and retain such people. We offer working conditions and terms of employment commensurate with higher education institutions, and we actively promote our staff’s personal development. Highly qualified staff in leadership and non-leadership positions are valuable resource and can typically choose between multiple job offers at different universities. Another important factor that influences a job acceptance decision are the career opportunities for the partner. The ZHAW supports dual career couples. These are couples, where both partners hold a higher education qualification.
Since 2020 the ZHAW is member of S-ADCN, the network of Swiss universities and research institutions supporting dual career couples. The S-ADCN supports the declared goal of creating favorable framework conditions within the Swiss academic landscape to support dual career couples. swissuniversities, the umbrella organization of the Swiss universities, officially recognizes S-ADCN as a network of swissuniversities since September 2019.
To address the challenges of employment, support and consulting of dual career couples the ad-hoc group “Dual Career” was formed.