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Astronomy PhD student Salma Sylla Mbaye hopes to support and advance astronomy research in Senegal.
  • 31.07.2019
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Meeting the challenges of research across Africa

Seven researchers from African nations discuss the career implications of developing their research at home or abroad.
Peter Messerli at HPFL 2019
  • 17.07.2019
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2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

CDE director PeterMesserli last week at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development presenting the Global Sustainable Development Report jointly with Endah Mauriningtyas
Nature Sustainability Interview with Peter Messerli, and Eeva Furman
  • 10.07.2019
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Knowledge for sustainability action

The independent group of scientists (IGS) behind the forthcoming Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) have joined the ongoing negotiations in the lead-up to the September 2019 SDG Summit in New York. IGS co-chair Peter Messerli and IGS member Eeva Furman speak to Nature Sustainability about writing the report.
G-20 Research Performance
  • 08.07.2019
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Research performance of G-20

G20 nations produce 65% of world publications, spend 92% of research funding, employ 87% of the world’s researchers and publish 70% of global research papers. There is not much left for the rest of the World...
UK aid funds biggest educational technology research project
  • 28.06.2019
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UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project

The World Bank, University of Cambridge and UK tech companies partner with DFID to help improve education technology in developing countries.
Foto: J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel
  • 24.06.2019
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Build science in Africa

To cope with climate change and population growth, the continent urgently needs more home-grown researchers, argue ecologists Anagaw Atickem, Nils Chr. Stenseth and colleagues.
The African Academy of Sciences is creating guidance
  • 21.06.2019
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Africa’s science academy leads push for ethical data use

The goal is to create the continent’s first cross-disciplinary guidelines for collecting, storing and sharing data and specimens.
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.

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