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Title GAIA 2/2019
  • 14.06.2019
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Research for Sustainable Development Goals

The current GAiA issue (- GAIA 2/2019) focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals, the need of taking action now in order to start the transformation towards the desired state, and how this poses challanges to science and academia.
dépasser les silos
  • 13.06.2019
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Shaping coherent policies across silos

The latest SDSN Switzerland publication "Shaping coherent policies across silos" shows Switzerland's new Sustainable Development Strategy can benefit from the interlinkages among the 17 SDGs.
Health PS (Joachim Pelikan SwissTPH - KFPE)
  • 11.06.2019
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Academics invited to the UK are refused entry on arbitrary and ‘insulting’ grounds

The Home Office is being accused of institutional racism and damaging British research projects through increasingly arbitrary and “insulting” visa refusals for academics.
Escalating Crisis
  • 07.06.2019
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The number of Ebola cases has doubled in Congo

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has doubled in just over two months and has now passed 2,000, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • 06.06.2019
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Call for AIT Brazil and AIT Colombia Startups

The Leading House for the Latin American Region is happy to launch the official calls for the two Academia-Industry Training (AIT) Programs
Spark by SNSF
  • 29.05.2019
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Spark - Rapid funding of unconventional ideas

The aim of Spark is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, methods, theories, standards, ideas for applications, etc. It is intended for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach.
Two-Way Trade
  • 16.05.2019
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Chinese investments fuels African science

Africa has emerged as a major partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and that is paying dividends for science. So far, 39 African countries and the African Union Commission have signed BRI cooperation agreements, with others expected to follow.
Tedros Adhenom Ghebreyesus (centre) meets with Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after an epidemiologist was killed.
  • 07.05.2019
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WHO chief on battling Ebola in a war zone

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus talks about fighting the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid attacks on health workers.
Thierry Freyvogel: Founder of KFPE and honorary member of SCNAT.
  • 07.05.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Science is a commitment to mankind

Biologist and specialist in tropical medicine Thierry Freyvogel died shortly before his 90th birthday. He founded the Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) and was an honorary member of SCNAT. Marcel Tanner, President of SCNAT, pays tribute to him in his obituary.

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