Who we are

  • avuba is the Assistants’ Association of the University of Basel
  • There are currently around 2,700 PhD students and 500 postdoctoral researchers who make up the group of “teaching and research assistants” – i.e. Group III at the University of Basel
  • The board conducts avuba business and consists ex-officio of the 7 senate representatives who represent the assistants of the 7 faculties
  • The co-presidents (ideally one doctoral and one postdoctoral researcher) share the internal and external university representatives duties of avuba

What we do

  • We represent the interests of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Basel, both within the University and on the national stage
  • We are actively involved in securing employment structures that provide optimal conditions and offer real prospects for Group III members
  • We support the promotion of both early career researchers and teaching and research assistants at the University of Basel
  • We inform our members about academic and non-academic topics
  • We coordinate representation of Group III at the University
  • We organize presentations within the scope of lunchtime meetings
  • We provide a discrete and anonymous advisory service offered by the co-presidents on all questions relating specifically to teaching and research assistants
  • We support academic and non-academic projects, which encourage community building and expansion of networks
  • We establish and support avuba working groups

Contact us

If you have any questions or ideas, or if you would like to get involved in the assistants’ association, then contact either the avuba board member of your faculty or our General Manager, Amancaya Formica, at avuba(at)unibas.ch.