Newsletter MOL
  Informationen für Angehörige der Mittelbauorganisation der Universität Luzern (MOL) – 20. April 2021

Dear members of the MOL

With today's mail we would like to draw your attention, among other things, to the results of the (re-)elections by circulation. As already announced, we cordially invite you to the public kick-off event of the announced working groups of the MOL. This will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2021 (5-6p.m.) via ZOOM. You can still register (see below). We are looking forward to seeing you!

With best regards
Your MOL Board

Monika Plozza (RF), Naemi Jacob (WF), Noemi Honegger (TF), Sandra Gratwohl (KSF), Tanya Kasper Wicki (GWM)


In this section, MOL representatives or members of the board introduce themselves in order to give an insight into the many activities in which MOL members are involved.

Today in focus: Noemi Honegger, research associate and doctoral student at the Lucerne Graduate School in Ethics and board member of the MOL.

"As an ethicist, I am interested in institutions that enable people to flourish, be creative, and play to their strengths. Through my commitment to the MOL Board, I am not only part of an inspiring community of early career researchers, but I also feel institutionally anchored at the University of Lucerne, which allows me to have a political voice and help shape everyday academic life. I am committed to supporting mid-level faculty members so that exciting and diverse research projects can be realized."


Research funding: experiences, ideas and hints

Some of us are working on propositions on how the research commission FoKo of the University of Lucerne could better support the research done by MOL members. Your ideas, hints and testimonials are very welcome, as a contribution to our working document or by email to our FoKo representative, Philipp Blum.

Kick-off event for the working groups

The new working groups of the MOL start their work! We invite you to a kick-off event on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 5-6pm, so that all members of the working groups and interested parties as well as the MOL board members  get to know each other. Will you be there? Contact We look forward to seeing you! Click here for the ZOOM invitation.


The MOL has voted!

In March we asked you to vote and you participated diligently. Thank you very much! Now we are happy to share with you the results of the election. 

Elected were...
.... with 70 votes in favor, 6 against and 4 abstentions: Philipp Blum (TF) for a second term representing MOL on the Research Commission (n=80).
.... With 75 votes in favor, 3 against, and 3 abstentions: Sandra Gratwohl (KSF) for a second term as board member of the MOL (n=81)
.... With 74 votes in favor, 4 against, and 3 abstentions: Lucien Käslin-Tanduo (RF) for Treasurer for the MOL (n=81).
.... with 76 votes in favor, 3 against and 3 abstentions: Cyrill Mamin (KSF) for a second term representing the MOL on the University Teaching Commission (n=82).

We thank the elected individuals for their commitment and look forward to continued/future collaboration!

Vacancy: The MOL position at actionuni (Swiss mid-level faculty association) is currently vacant. Interested persons are welcome to contact


Online Open Science Workshop

We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming online Open Science Workshop organized by actionuni in collaboration with MVUB (Mittelbauvereinigung der Universität Bern), Eurodoc (The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers) und OILS (Open Innovation in Life Sciences). It will take place online on Thursday, 29th of April 2021, 12:15-01:45pm. Those interested may register here until Monday, 26th April 2021.


Graduate Academy

Are you looking for networking strategies or tips on academic teaching and research? The Graduate Academy offers once again a varied and diverse range of courses in the spring semester of 2021. Click here for the course schedule.



The MOL meets during lunch on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss current topics concerning the mid-level faculty and to coordinate future activities. All those who are interested in the activities of the organization and/or have a concern for the MOL are welcome to attend. Due to the pandemic, meetings will continue to be held via ZOOM, the series link is available here. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (12.30-01:30pm).