Pint of Science! 20-21-22 May 2019

Image result for pint of science switzerlandDuring May 20-22 2019, researchers across 24 countries will be sharing their discoveries with you in their local pub, bar or cafe.

Pint of Science is organised by a grass-root community of thousands of scientists across the world – come and meet us over a drink.

Learn all about the Pint of Science here and make sure to check the Lausanne program here!


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Friday 14th June 2019 – Women Strike

Dear all,

A Women Strike will be taking place this Friday 14th June 2019 in Switzerland!

Indeed, on 14th June 1991, around 500’000 women across Switzerland united to demand substantial improvement in regards to gender equality. As we are still waiting for this to happen at many levels, women wish to reinforce their demand and call all members of the community to join on 14th June 2019.

As a Doctoral student, you also have the right to strike, because striking is a right in the Swiss law!

If you wish to join the strike, ADAS is organising a “workshop” starting from 15h30 at the CHUV (Room SAMOS at the PMU, see map below) to prepare banners and signs for the Women Strike march!

Also, most people taking part in the strike will be wearing purple or pink coloured clothes, so check your wardrobe!

For more details, keep reading below.


If you have a UNIL contract, this concerns you:

(check lower if you have a CHUV contract)

People wishing to take part in the strike are allowed to do so by participating to the events organised on campus. If you want to join activities in the centre of Lausanne, you need to take the day off. This demonstration is open to all!

To participate on campus, this is what the schedule will be like:

10h00    Hall of Biophore. Breakfast and open discussion about the topic of “Gender bias in Academia”,a registration here. Organised by the Working Group Women of Biology.

11h00*  Amphipôle. Speech by the Rector of the UNIL and presentation of the UNIL/EPFL manifest.

12h-13h Amphipôle. Pot-luck picnic. Bring something to eat and share. Syrups and some drinks will be provided.

13h-15h Talks from associations, open stage (registration in the morning), banner workshops, visit of the photo exhibition at the Equal Opportunities Office (ground floor of Unicentre), testimony wall to be filled in (between Amphimax and Amphipôle).

15h00   Countdown and gathering.

15h24* Gathering of UNIL and EPFL groups in front of the Amphipôle, and speech.

16h00 End of the program on campus, and departure to the demonstration in Saint-François, downtown Lausanne.

* nationwide happenings

A daycare will be organised and available on campus, and a snack offered to children. For more information, please get in touch with

You are all free to decide to join us for the whole day, or just for an hour or two, and thus express your solidarity toward this national large scale movement, advocating actual equality and the end to any form of discrimination toward women.

Men who want to show their support by helping with logistics and operational tasks can contact the group of supportive men:

You can find more information here.


If you are working under a CHUV contract, this concerns you:

The employees wanting to join the Women Strike on Friday 14th June can freely do so without any administrative penalty. However, they must announce it first, to ensure that emergency and essential care to the population is guaranteed by applying a minimum essential service.

The time spent participating in the strike will not be discounted, and it will be deducted from the salary, according to Article 133 RLPers. No time compensation will be allowed. Employees who do not announce their taking part in the strike and who are absent from work without a valid reason will be violating their obligations (Articles 59 LPers and 132 RLPers). The announcement of employees going on strike must be addressed to the Human Resources Direction and through the management.

Furthermore, the Council of the State of Vaud decided to give time off from 15h30 on Friday 14th June to those wanting to join the strike procession. The non-working time will be considered as leave time that can be compensated by extra working hours or according to the  usual modalities defined inside the departments. 

To sum up, people who wish to strike and take part in the march, or those willing to only join the march, have to declare it to their professor.


If you wish to take part in the events organised in the city of Lausanne, here is some information:

Schedule 14th June in Lausanne:

from 8h00    Breakfast and events in downtown Lausanne, meet at Place St-François

10h00            Flash mob and choir at the CFF train station

from 11h00 Reading of the call for strike, picnic, workshops, animations, self-defence class at Place St-François

15h24            General gathering at Place St-François, public speaking, music

18h00            Manifestation in Lausanne

from 20h00 Official strike party at Arsenic

Information and detailed schedule for the canton of Vaud can be found here 

Official website of the strike


Coming events!

D-DAY 2019 – 10th April
It’s already that time of the year, the D.Day is coming!
Come all to present your work to your colleagues and see inspiring talks!

On Wednesday 10th April 2019 at the Auditoire A. Yersin in the main building of the CHUV

Check the D-Day page for more info.

BBQ 2019 – Thursday 18th July

Let’s enjoy Lausanne’s best place: the lake!

No worries, we’ll wait until the sunny days have come, but we already have a date so you can put it up on your calendar, start the countdown and not miss the annual PhD and Post-Doc BBQ!

Thursday 18th July 2019 at Parc Louis Bourget starting at 6pm!

Always at the lake, always with music, food and drinks. Hopefully with sun!

Check the BBQ page for more info.

BBQ ADAS 18th JULY 2019

Join us for our annual ADAS BBQ! This warm event will make you meet your peers and enjoy Lausanne in the summer! Food is offered by ADAS!

Save the date: Thursday 18th July at Parc Louis Bourget, starting 6pm! (check the map below!)

Subscription is MANDATORY (so that we know how much food to buy):


Share your doctoral expertise through Wikipedia !

Do you want to improve your vulgarization skills ? Do you want to share your doctoral expertise to the community ?

If it is the case, the ADAS is happy to invite you for a workshop entitled : Share your doctoral expertise through Wikipedia”  !

This workshop, given by Dr. Fédéric Schutz (vulgarization specialist and Wikipedia curator) will consist in a 3-hour-session where it is planned to:

  • provide a general introduction on Wikipedia
  • give you tips on the best ways to vulgarize science
  • identify Wikipedia pages where your contribution would be the most needed (linked to the topic of your thesis).
Then, your contributions will be followed over a 1-month period by Frédéric Schutz with an expected personal work of ~10h. After the evaluation of your contributions, you will be able to validate 0.5 ECTS credits to the doctoral school.
This workshop, sponsored by the Graduate Campus, will take place on Monday January 28 between 9h and 12h30 (coffee and croissants provided) in Amphimax room 412. 

Registration is mandatory and places are limited, so please respond back to our e-mail ( in order to subscribe to the event !