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Professorships Department

International Dual Career Network

The Professorships Department actively supports the partners of newly appointed professors at UZH with job-seeking and settling down in their new home. In addition to counselling during appointment negotiations, information on the local job market and job search strategies, we also provide the opportunity to participate in IDCN's offers.

International Dual Career Network (IDCN)

UZH has been a corporate member of the IDCN Zurich Chapter since August 2016. In 2018, the merger with the IDCN Basel Chapter took place. IDCN is a global non-profit network formed as a result of collaboration between international companies, academic institutions and NGOs (corporate members). Its aim is to support highly qualified partners of new staff moving from abroad as they integrate into the local job market and find employment. The regular networking events support the partners in their search for career opportunities in the Zurich and Basel area and provide them with contacts to the regional economy.

IDCN Events and IDCN Career Forums

Throughout the year, the IDCN and its corporate members organize a range of IDCN events (full-day) or IDCN Career Forums (half-day) in different locations. These events give the partners an opportunity to:

  • Collect useful information on how best to search for jobs in the region,
  • Meet with representatives from the corporate members,
  • Receive practical tips and guidance from HR professionals on how to prepare for and organize their job search in the most effective and impactful manner, and
  • Build relationships and networks.

Become a member!

Partners of newly appointed international UZH professors an academic staff at postdoc level and above are entitled to free membership of the IDCN Zurich Basel Chapter and the use of all associated opportunities for professional networking.

We would like to expressly encourage and cordially invite you to participate in the events of IDCN Zurich Basel Chapter.

Please register here.

And don't forget to join the IDCN LinkedIn Group to stay up to date!


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Professorships Department

lic. iur. Arlette Meienberger

Phone: +41 44 634 20 64

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