Patricia Felber Rufer

Patricia Felber Rufer studied Geography and Social Anthropology at the University of Bern and the University of Arizona, USA. Rufer completed her Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in NRP49 “Landscapes and habitats of the Alps”. Between 2007 and 2011 she was the assistant at the Department of Geography of the University of Bern. From 2010 to 2015, she was the president of the “Gender Equality” working group of the Swiss Academies of Sciences Switzerland. Rufer has publications on the situation of junior scientists at Swiss universities. From 2013 to 2018, she was the ‘Equal Opportunities Officer’ at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern.

Patricia Felber works as a social scientist on the topics of university development, university culture and career development. Her latest Publication is in 2016: Assessment of the Career Situation of Young Female Scientists in Switzerland. Recommendations for gender-appropriate academic career paths. Swiss academies communications, Vol 11, No 2, 2016.