Promotion of young scientists

promotion of young researchers
Image: A. K. Mosimann
promotion of young researchers
promotion of young researchers (Image: A. K. Mosimann)

For a number of years, a trend away from science disciplines in the education of young people has become obvious. Additionally, young people consider the natural sciences as a domain with little future potential.

For this reason, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) specifically strengthens the promotion of young scientists in science subject areas.

A Committee was established that serves as contact point for question on the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

  • Mentoring of maturity works”: secondary level / grammar schools (15-18 year old): More than 250 research groups across Switzerland open young people doors to their labs and make them available their competencies, infrastructure and measuring instruments for a maturity works. Thereby they make a significant contribution to sharpen the awareness for the importance of the natural sciences.
  • “Presentations at schools”: The SCNAT maintains a list with specialists in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics who give talks in their domain at secondary level II schools.

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  • 17.01.2017
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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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.
Nov 17
Cascais - Portugal
  • Science on Stage Switzerland
  • Technorama
  • Celebration / Festival
  • Winterthur

Swiss national Selection 2018

The Swiss national selection takes place on Saturday 17 November 2018 at Technorama in Winterthur. The best projects will be sent to the European festival in Cascais, Portugal in 2019.
Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz (2016) Einschätzung der Karrieresituation von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen in der Schweiz. Swiss Academies Communications 11 (2)
  • 2016
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Report

Einschätzung der Karrieresituation von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen in der Schweiz

An Schweizer Universitäten studieren mehr Frauen als Männer. Bei den Assistierenden lag der Frauenanteil 2013 bereits bei 43%. Unbegreiflich erscheint es daher, dass bei den Professuren der Frauenanteil trotz aller Bemühungen nur knapp die 20% - Marke zu überschreiten vermag.
Wie schätzen Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen in der Schweiz ihre Karrieremöglichkeiten ein? Die Arbeitsgruppe «Gender» der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz veröffentlicht dazu einen Bericht, verfasst von Patricia Felber. Ebenfalls enthalten sind die «Empfehlungen für gendergerechte akademische Karrierewege» der Akademien der Wissenschaften.
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Kommission für Nachwuchsförderung

Young people’s interest in natural sciences is constantly decreasing while there is an increasing lack of qualified natural scientists in the professional world. As a reaction to this development, the Committee for the Promotion of Young Talents (Kommission Nachwuchsförderung) as part of the framework of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT) has put its focus on enkindling youth’s fascination for the fields of the natural sciences.

Nachwuchsförderung auf dem Portal Naturwissenschaften Schweiz

Die Nachwuchsförderungs-Seiten und Angebote vom Portal Naturwissen-schaften Schweiz finden Sie hier: