PhD questionnaire Humanities - for the assistant's representatives in the Begleitgruppen (working groups)

Results of the avuba postdoc survey 2020

avuba has already discussed the most important findings with the rectorate. Together with avuba, the President’s Office will communicate concrete measures for improving specific areas by the end of this spring semester (see also the President’s Office resolution no. 21.03.35).

If you have any questions about the avuba Postoc Survey 2020, please contact either Patricia (avuba general manager), Camila (avuba co-president) or Tizian (avuba co-president).

Decided measures of the rectorate in September 2021 based on the avuba survey:

  • Saturday morning care by the University Day Care Center for a maximum of ten children of University members up to the age of eight from 8.30-12.00: The cost is CHF 45 per child. A place at the university Day Care Center is not a prerequisite. Initial bookings for Saturday 6 November 2021 or subsequent Saturdays can be requested via from the beginning of October. The offer is intended for irregular use, permanent occupancy is not possible.

  • Emergency care for sick children of staff and students living in the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn and Aargau: After receiving the call, a trained and experienced caregiver will be at the family's home within 4 hours to take care of the sick child (up to 12 years). The offer is free of charge for all university members. Further information on the offer and registration at

  • The continuation of the funding instrument "academic editing incentive" is approved. The previous conditions (one-time application for the funding amount of max. 500 CHF with own contribution of 50 CHF; editing of exclusively English-language articles; free choice of editing service) remain in place; postdocs are now also eligible to apply.

Questions regarding the employment of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, April 2020

Who comes too near is going too far

The University of Basel does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment begins when personal boundaries are not respected and power is exerted over others. Who comes too near is going too far!

avuba PhD & Postdoc Survey 2018

Areas with need for action

EN 20190611 Summary of areas with need for action including faculty figures, avuba June 2019

Key findings

EN 20190403 avuba PhD & Postdoc Survey 2018 - avuba report

avuba has already discussed the key findings with the President’s Office. Together with avuba, the university management will now seek solutions to rectify the problems addressed in the survey as quickly as possible. Additional information is provided here.

Detailed survey results

Questions or feedback on the survey

If you have any questions or feedback on the survey, please contact the avuba Head of Administration.


Assistants requiring clarification employment can contact the local HR team or the relevant central HR specialist teams (team 1 or team 2). 

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