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  • 20.01.2020
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Management capacity – A key element in research excellence

As African institutions seek to lead the research agenda on issues that affect the continent, they need sound research governance infrastructure and competent research managers.
  • 16.01.2020
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Masaryk University - Assistant Professor - Biological/Physical Anthropologist

The candidate for the position is expected to carry out pedagogical and creative tasks (scientific, research & development, innovative and others) in accordance with mission of the Faculty, activities of the department and ongoing research projects. He or she is expected to be involved in teaching and development of study programmes, research & development, promoting of science & dissemination of research results, and to participate in academic authorities and other bodies. He or she is also expected to carry out additional administrative and operational activities related to the type of work and departmental duties, as per instructions of the direct superior.
  • 15.01.2020
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Universität Bern - Höhere/r Sachbearbeiter/In Anthropologin/Anthropologe 50%

Das Institut für Rechtsmedizin erbringt als universitäres Institut neben der Lehre und Forschung die rechts-medizinische Dienstleistung für die Stadt und den Kanton Bern sowie für weitere Einzugsgebiete. Das Institut für Rechtsmedizin besteht aus sieben verschiedenen Fachabteilungen.
Guidelines to Conflict Sensitivity (picture by KO)
  • 09.01.2020
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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 conflict-affected.
Thomas Daloz plays in 'Les Particules' the high school studentz P.A. Photo: Cineworx
  • 06.01.2020
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  • Press release

About the movie "Les Particules" by Blaise Harrison.

Elementary particle physics and the large-scale CERN research facility have repeatedly inspired artists to engage with modern scientific research. The latest example is the movie 'Les Particules' by French-Swiss filmmaker Blaise Harrison (39). In this art piece scientific research serves as an escape and dream world for an adolescent.
  • 19.12.2019
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UC Santa Barbara - Temporary Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Pooled Recruitment


The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time, temporary lecturers to teach various courses in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology for potential openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the Department and may include our ANTH 2 Introductory Cultural Anthropology course of 550 students or ANTH 5 Introductory Biological Anthropology of 400 students. The Department seeks applicants for Spring 2020, Summer Session 2020 and Fall quarter 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021.
Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 2
  • 18.12.2019
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Mountain Development

The new issue of Mountain Research and Development Vol 39, No 2 - Guest-edited by Carolina Adler of the Mountain Research Initiative, this issue contributes to the literature being assessed for the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and particularly its cross-chapter paper on mountains.
  • 16.12.2019
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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Gründung der Jungen Akademie Schweiz

Die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz gründen die Junge Akademie Schweiz und schliessen sich einem weltweit erfolgreichen Netzwerk an. Nachwuchsforschende erhalten die Möglichkeit, inter- und transdisziplinäre Projekte umzusetzen. Der Call für die ersten Mitglieder startet Mitte Dezember 2019 und dauert bis Ende Januar 2020.
In addition to teaching and research, the 33-year-old scientist knows how to make complex issues comprehensible to a broad audience in a simple language - for example, at continuing education events for teachers or at the EPFL Open Day. Photo: B. Vogel
  • 13.12.2019
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Lesya Shchutska wants to prove the existence of heavy neutrinos

Lesya Shchutska (pronounced: Schutska) is 33 years old and already Professor of Elementary Particle Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). "At the moment I can't imagine doing anything other than physics," says the researcher, who deals with particles that so far only exist in the minds of theoretical physicists.
Scientists for Future
  • 12.12.2019
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Unter 1000 mach’ ich’s nicht! Verzicht auf Kurzstreckenflüge unterschreiben

Die Bewegung «Scientists for Future» ruft mit der Selbstverpflichtung «Unter 1000 mach’ ich’s nicht!» Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler auf, auf dienstliche Kurzstreckenflüge bis 1000 Kilometer zu verzichten, wenn die Reise mit alternativen Verkehrsmitteln in maximal 12 Stunden durchführbar ist. Auch für Privatpersonen und Unternehmen gibt es eine Initiative dazu.
From left to right: Marco Picucci, Laura Armengot, Johanna Rüegg, Gurbir Bhullar, Beate Huber, Monika Schneider
  • 09.12.2019
  • News

Research award for the comparison of cultivation systems in Bolivia, India and Kenya

A long-term experiment run by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Bolivia, India and Kenya shows that organic farming provides several benefits for small farmers in the tropics. At the beginning of December, the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) awarded the research prize to this experiment at ETH Zurich.
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.
  • 03.12.2019
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Press release

Marcel Tanner wird Präsident ad interim der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz

Nach seiner Wahl zum Präsidenten der Jacobs University in Bremen übergibt Antonio Loprieno das Präsidium an Marcel Tanner, Vizepräsident der Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz und Präsident der Akademien der Naturwissenschaften. Antonio Loprieno wird das Präsidium der All Europan Academies beibehalten.
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