Mandl, Maximilian B.
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Differences in salaries for doctoral students at ETH Zürich have been the subject of recent discussions at the department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW). An ETH-wide salary rate system with 5 rates ranging from approximately 47’000 CHF per year to approximately 80’000 CHF per year was adapted in 2015. D-ERDW decided to pay all its students at the lowest salary rate 1. To understand inter-departmental salary differences, a working group at the Department of Earth Sciences started to investigate details about income among doctoral students. The result of this salary investigation is that salaries do not just vary widely between departments, but that salaries below rate 1 continue to exist at D-ERDW. Based on data collected by AVETH and from the ETHIS database, annual salaries doctoral students at D-ERDW are approximately 14’000 CHF below the ETH average for doctoral students. In addition, the data unveiled that more than 30% of the doctoral students do not receive a salary from ETH but a foreign stipend, and their income amounts to half of salary rate 1 despite their status as doctoral students at D-ERDW. These foreign stipends do not fulfil the requirements of the ordinance about scientific staff at ETH Show more
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SubjectETH Zürich; SALARY LEVELS
Organisational unit01664 - DR Erdwissenschaften / DR Earth Sciences
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