• 2016
  • magazine
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Horizons: Researching fairness

Specialists are lacking in the hospitals of Cameroon, despite the many efforts to train more people. The poor infrastructure and the lack of jobs means suitable candidates prefer to look abroad.
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Specialists are lacking in the hospitals of Cameroon, despite the many efforts to train more people. The poor infrastructure and the lack of jobs means suitable candidates prefer to look abroad.
Specialists are lacking in the hospitals of Cameroon, despite the many efforts to train more people. The poor infrastructure and the lack of jobs means suitable candidates prefer to look abroad.

Science is global. Many people assume this means prestigious research partnerships between Western universities, perhaps also involving Asian institutions. But that eliminates half the world from the equation.

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  • 17.01.2017
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • News

More science in textbooks

In Switzerland, primary school textbooks in the natural sciences are not what they should be. Researchers would like to play a greater role in bringing science to school children – but there are big hurdles to overcome.
Marcel Tanner, a professor for epidemiology and medical parasitology at the University of Basel, was the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel from 1997 to 2015. From 1981 to 1984 he ran the outside facility of the Swiss TPH in Ifakara in Tanzania (today the Ifakara Health Institute). He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Neuchâtel and the University of Brisbane. Since 2016 he has presided over the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
  • 30.11.2016
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

“If you can’t laugh, you’ll discover nothing”

Marcel Tanner has more than 35 years of experience in research collaborations with countries in the Global South. He is in no doubt that flexibility, mutual respect and contextual knowledge are essential to his work.

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