Here you find a selection of publications from the Academy and its members.

Teaser towards shared research
  • 2020

Towards shared research

Intercultural, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research interfaces confront researchers with considerable challenges. Towards Shared Research portrays how scholars from different disciplinary and geographical origins and at various academic career stages strive for a more inclusive and better understanding of knowledge about African environments.

The book is addressed to researchers, facilitators, and policy-makers to make a case for participatory and integrative approaches resulting in systemic and co-created analyses.
Coronavirus: Wichtige Informationen für Teilnehmende an Veranstaltungen und Sitzungen
  • 2020

Coronavirus: Wichtige Informationen für Teilnehmende an Veranstaltungen und Sitzungen der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz

Das Nicht-Weiterverbreiten des neuen Coronavirus und die Sicherheit der Teilnehmenden an Veranstaltungen sind den Akademien ein wichtiges Anliegen. Als Veranstalter sind wir verpflichtet, Sie auf die Informationen im Merkblatt aufmerksam zu machen.
Horizonte Nr. 124
  • 2020

Belief in science

Facts and comprehensible arguments belong to the core of science. However, the conviction that things are achievable that cannot yet be proven is also formative. How unexplained things influence the world of knowledge.
Shaping Science: how to start  (cover image)
  • 2020

Shaping Science: how to start

The We Scientists 2035 workshops were initiated by SCNAT to call upon researchers to re-imagine a better, healthier research culture.
Variety is the source of life: Agrobiodiversity benefits, challenges, and needs
  • 2020

Variety is the source of life

For millennia, humankind’s food security and resilience were ensured by thousands of cultivated plant species, dozens of domesticated animal species, and the wider biodiversity from which they derive. But with the expansion of industrial agriculture and globalized standardized food systems, this long-running agricultural biodiversity has fallen steeply. Today, just three plant species account for half of all plant-based food calories, and only four animal species account for the vast majority of meat supplies. Looking ahead, restoring agrobiodiversity – the richness of what we cultivate, breed, consume, and conserve in the wild – is crucial to ensure resilient food systems against the backdrop of climate change. In particular, we must safeguard the livelihoods of the “guardians of agrobiodiversity”: approximately 500 million small farms across the world – particularly those in the global South. This factsheet outlines causes and consequences of agrobiodiversity loss, areas of promise, and options for policy and research.
Guidelines to Conflict Sensitive Research
  • 2020

Guidelines to Conflict Sensitive Research

Doing research in conflict contexts is crucial. But how do you best conduct research in conflict-affected contexts? These guidelines are designed for all levels of researchers – from research student to professor – who conduct research in settings that are affected by conflict.
Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz Nr. 144
  • 2020

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 144

Nistkästen wirken sich positiv auf Turmfalkenpopulation aus
GeoAgenda No. 5/2019
  • 2019

GeoAgenda No. 5/2019

Die letzte Ausgabe der GeoAgenda des Jahres 2019 ist der Geographiedidaktik in der Schweiz gewidmet. Sie enthält fünf Beiträge, die verschiedene Einblicke in die Vielfalt der aktuellen Forschung auf diesem Gebiet geben.
Cover GeoAgenda 4/2019
  • 2019

GeoAgenda No. 4/2019

Für die GeoAgenda 2019/4 haben wir die Form des «Open Issue» gewählt. Sechs thematisch freie Beiträge ersetzen in dieser Ausgabe das übliche Themendossier «Fokus».
Swiss Academies Factsheet

Swiss Academies Factsheets

On politically relevant topics, Swiss Academies Factsheets provide an overview of the most important scientific findings.


The research magazine reports to a wide audience on the latest findings and development of science in Switzerland.