The Association

Speak Up in Academia! is a grassroots association based in Zürich.

It aims to improve the organisational culture at universities and research institutes by speaking up to bullying, discrimination and harassment of students and employees.

Speak Up! will advocate for better processes to prevent, investigate and condone abuse of power within the institution. It will also provide independent support and advice for witnesses who wish to speak out.

Speak Up! launched on the 8th March 2019. It was created by groups of students and former staff members from ETH Zürich involved in several investigations into misconduct.

Speak Up! was made possible through the generous donations of many academics, practitioners, and members of the general public who participated in a crowdfunding. This enabled the witnesses from one investigation in the Architecture Department to cover their legal bills and initiate this campaign.