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Forschende prüfen den Einsatz von Drohnen zur Stärkung der Gesundheitsversorgung in Madagaskar
  • 22.08.2019

Academies call for better use of research in international cooperation

Poverty, social inequality, global environmental problems and pandemics: Switzerland has to focus its international cooperation strategy more strongly on poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 using research to make its global contribution. This is what the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences call for in their statement on international cooperation, which was elaborated under the lead of KFPE.
Trockenheit in Europa
  • 08.08.2019

Land is under pressure from humans and climate change, but it is part of the solution

Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2 °C can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report on Thursday.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.

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ANG_Podcast
  • 13.09.2019
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ANDERSCH KOMPLIZIERT - ANG Podcast

Die ANG geht unter die Podcaster
hilly landscape
  • 13.09.2019
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Wichtiger Schritt zur integralen Betrachtung von Landschaft und Natur

Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz begrüssen das aktualisierte Landschaftskonzept Schweiz (LKS) des Bundes. Es berücksichtigt aktuelle Herausforderungen und liefert eine integrale Betrachtungsweise von Landschaft, Natur und Kultur. Die Akademien schlagen bei verschiedenen Zielen Anpassungen vor und betonen, dass konkrete Massnahmen folgen müssen. Zudem sollen sich auch Kantone und Gemeinden an den Grundsätzen und Zielen des LKS orientieren.
Ebola in a war zone - a documentation by Amy Maxmen
  • 13.09.2019
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Ebola in a war zone

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is experiencing the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But the humanitarian response has been mired by conflicts. Nature reporter Amy Maxmen was invited by WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to visit Butembo in North Kivu.
Global Sustainable Development Report 2019
  • 12.09.2019
  • News

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

The Future is Now: Science for Achieving Sustainable Development, is the first Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.
KFPE Newsletter, Sept. 2019
  • 11.09.2019
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KFPE Newsletter published

Have a look at KFPE's September Newsletter
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  • 11.09.2019
  • IPBES
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A thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions.
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  • 11.09.2019
  • IPBES
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A thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health

This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Interlinkages take various forms, including synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs.
Food System Caravan Tour
  • 10.09.2019
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Food Systems Caravan on tour from 23 Sept to 6 Nov 2019

The Food Systems Caravan is a 8 weeks itinerant and digital and media caravan which brings the main messages of r4d Food Security research projects to diverse institutions and the general public in the West African countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria.
  • 10.09.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin oder wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter 80%

Die Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit Entwicklungsländern der SCNAT (KFPE) sucht per 15.04.2020 oder nach Vereinbarung eine erfahrene wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin oder einen erfahrenen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (senior). Die KFPE ist das Schweizer Kompetenzzentrum für Nord-Süd-Forschung und die zentrale Informationsplattform und Schnittstelle für diesen Bereich.
ProClim Team 2019
  • 10.09.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
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Leiterin oder Leiter Forum für Klima und globalen Wandel (ProClim) 60–70%

Für das Forum für Klima und globalen Wandel (ProClim), das Kompetenzzentrum der SCNAT für Fragen rund um den Klimawandel, suchen wir per sofort oder nach Vereinbarung eine Leiterin oder einen Leiter.
neue Teleskop Schaffhausen nacht
  • 06.09.2019
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Es werde Licht!

Ein spektakuläres Ereignis meldet die Naturforschende Gesellschaft Schaffhausen: Nach zweijähriger Vorbereitungsarbeit fällt am 9.9.19 das «First Light» in das neue Teleskop der Sternwarte Schaffhausen.
Research Capacity Strengthening in LIMIC
  • 02.09.2019
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Research Capacity Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Rapid Evidence Assessment of the literature

From the review it emerged that, while donor interventions can influence LMIC research systems, their positive impact is often short-lived unless activities align with national priorities and are defined alongside national stakeholders
Six Transformations to achieve the SDGs
  • 28.08.2019
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Six transformations to achieve the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country. Based on the earlier work by The World in 2050 initiative, a new paper "Six Transformations to Achieve the SDGs" in Nature Sustainability proposes six SDG Transformations as modular building-blocks of SDG achievement.
The particle physicist Michał Rawlik (29), who studied physics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and earned his doctorate at ETH Zurich, is awarded the CHIPP Prize 2019. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 28.08.2019
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  • Press release

CHIPP Prize 2019 goes to PSI researcher Dr. Michał Rawlik

Michał Rawlik, scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) is awarded the CHIPP Prize 2019. The 29-year-old researcher receives the award for his doctoral thesis on the electric dipole moment of the neutron. The experiment he co-developed could one day help answer the question of why there is much more matter in the universe than antimatter.
  • 28.08.2019
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Within the framework of its research group “Sociology of Law” – newly established in cooperation with the Chair for Sociology of Law at the University of Bern –, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research is looking to recruit a Research Associate / PostDoc (f/m/d) (full-time, 100%)
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