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Association of Swiss student bodies


The VSUZH is a member of the VSS. The VSS represents the student bodies of the technical colleges, colleges of education and universities - and thus the interests of the students - at the federal level. The VSS is also a member of ESU, the European Students' Union . The core topics of the association are university policy and student participation. The focus of his work is on developments in higher education in Switzerland and Europe, equal opportunities, gender issues, quality assurance and accreditation at universities, sustainability, student mobility and solidarity issues among students worldwide. To this end, the VSS works with all institutions, organizations and committees that are important for higher education and is in direct contact with national politics. The VSS is politically neutral. The association is financed by membership fees and contributions from the FSIO (Federal Social Insurance Office).

The content-related work of the VSS is supported by five thematic commissions:

Commission for International Affairs and Solidarity Work (CIS) | University Policy Commission (HoPoKo) | Equal Opportunities Commission (CodEg) | Social Commission (SoKo) | Finance Commission (CoFi)

The substantive and strategic decisions are made by the delegates' assembly, which takes place twice a year. The association is represented externally by the bodies elected at the delegates' assembly: the management board and the board of directors. The management board is responsible for the political and financial management of the association, the board of directors maintains the relationships between the thematic commissions and the sections.


You can find more information on the VSS homepage .

The VSUZH equality Commission

To give a quick overview of what we are doing, here are some of the current topics:

  • Why do fewer women than men run for the VSUZH Council?

  • Why do women stand up less for commissions and other organs?

  • Why do women talk less than men during meetings?

  • Why does the proportion of women at UZH gradually decrease among the higher positions?

  • Why are women a minority after the doctoral level at the latest?

  • The higher the position, the more say, influence and decision-making powers. Do women not want that or why are there fewer women with this responsibility?

  • How can this process be counteracted starting in the VSUZH Council?

Would you like to work with us to find solutions to these and other questions? Then you are at the right place!

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