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  • 25.09.2020
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Call for SNIS International Geneva Award

The International Geneva Award is a prize for high-quality, policy-relevant academic papers. The papers must be in the domain of international studies and their findings must be relevant for / applicable to the work of International Organisations.
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  • 25.09.2020
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Ausschreibung für SAGW Nachwuchspreis

Der Nachwuchspreis der SAGW ist dem akademischen Nachwuchs der Schweiz gewidmet. Mit dem Preis werden junge Forscherinnen und Forscher der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften für die Qualität eines Artikels ausgezeichnet, der in einer wissenschaftlichen Publikation veröffentlicht wurde.
  • 18.09.2020
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VACANCY EARLY STAGE RESEARCHER (ESR) POSITION ON UNDECLARED WORK AND INCOME

HIVA offers an Early Stage Researcher position to a candidate with strong interest in national accounting and the informal economy for participation in a 4-years Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) project ‘MARKETS: Mapping Uncertainties, Challenges and Future Opportunities of Emerging Markets: Informal Barriers, Business Environments and Future Trends in Eastern Europe, The Caucasus and Central Asia’.
  • 18.09.2020
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Portrait Deepak Kumar Ravi - holder of a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

In a portrait video, SERI presents Deepak Kumar Ravi, a young researcher from India who is currently conducting research at ETH Zurich on ways to estimate the risk of falling for elderly persons and patients.
SFIAR Award 2020 Winner
  • 18.09.2020
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Winners of the SFIAR Award 2020 are Dr. Michelle Nay and Jacqueline Ribeli

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.
Meldung
  • 18.09.2020
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Global South Researchers are Making Global Partnerships a Reality

COVID-19 has impacted the world as a whole, making voices from developing countries in the Global South critical for finding solutions.
KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference
  • 15.09.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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KFPE&SUDAC Annual Conference 13 November 2020 in Bern

Research shall contribute to transformations towards sustainable development. How does such research look like and what is needed to promote this kind of research? Will transformative research become the new normal or is it just a short-lived new fashion?
MRD
  • 11.09.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Call for papers: Dynamic Urban Centers and Sustainable Mountain Development

Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that help understand urbanization in mountains and emerging new relations between rural mountain areas and urban centers in and outside mountains. Papers that propose ways of shaping these transformation processes to increase sustainability, as well as synthesis and comparative studies across several mountain regions are also highly welcome.
Mining in Namibia
  • 01.09.2020
  • Steering Committee Sustainability Research
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Priorities for sustainable development research

Under the leadership of SCNAT, the Sustainability Research Initiative is developing priority topics for sustainable development research in Switzerland. At a review meeting in early July, several well-known experts gave the draft research agenda very good marks. They especially appreciated the systemic approach and encouraged the authors to place even more focus on pathways towards transformation.
The elephant
  • 21.08.2020
  • KFPE
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INASP Moodle

In recognition of the challenges that Covid-19 presents INASP has created a package of freely-available self study courses to help you continue to produce, share and use research and knowledge, in support of national, and global development.
The fair research contracting self-assessment tool supports institutions to engage in fair and equitable negotiation processes for formal contracts despite recognised imbalances in institutional contracting capacities.
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Fair Research Contracting

The fair research contracting self-assessment tool supports institutions to engage in fair and equitable negotiation processes for formal contracts despite recognised imbalances in institutional contracting capacities.
Globaler Handel und die Schweiz
  • 23.04.2020
  • KFPE
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Rules for economic globalization and the role of Switzerland

Switzerland is small, rich, and profits greatly from globalization. Consequently, it is under growing international and public pressure from those who wish to make the world economy “fairer” and “more sustainable” by means of transnational rules.

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