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k4d platform
  • 11.10.2019
  • News

Knowledge for development platform

The r4d programme launched its new Knowledge for Development platform, featuring selected communication products from r4d projects, the r4d syntheses and own content. It disseminates evidence-based and tailor-made research information for an interested public, researchers as well as policy-makers and media.
View into the experimental hall of high-energy physics at the University of Bern: Callum Wilkinson stands next to the cryostat (cold unit), which holds four cubes of the later time projection chamber of the DUNE near detector for the tests.
  • 24.09.2019
  • News
  • Press release

Callum Wilkinson prepares the DUNE experiment at the University of Bern

In 2025, the 'Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment' (DUNE) will be launched in the north of the USA, with which physicists want to learn more about neutrino - a still mysterious elementary particle. An important component of the DUNE experiment is currently being prepared by scientists from the University of Bern.
Wind energy
  • 24.09.2019
  • Steering CommitteeSustainability Research
  • Press release

Jetzt muss die Schweizer Nachhaltigkeitsforschung Lösungen aufzeigen

Geht es so weiter, werden die Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Uno verfehlt. In der Kritik steht auch die Wissenschaft. Es brauche mehr lösungsorientierte Forschung, fordert der erste Weltnachhaltigkeitsbericht. Eine Initiative der SCNAT will deshalb die Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Schweiz stärken.
NZZ am Sonntag: Interview mit KFPE Präsident Thomas Breu
  • 16.09.2019
  • News

Welches Wissen brauchen wir?

Die Wissenschaft muss sich umorientieren. Um die vielschichtigen globalen Herausforderungen anzugehen, braucht es sowohl wissenschaftliche Gewissheit als auch einen gesellschaftlichen Konsens - ob wir zum Beispiel eine Energiewende wollen und wie wir diese gestalten, sagt KFPE Präsident Thomas Breu im Interview mit der NZZ am Sonntag.
Food System Caravan Tour
  • 10.09.2019
  • News

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.
Research Capacity Strengthening in LIMIC
  • 02.09.2019
  • News

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
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
  • News
  • 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.
Ifakara Labor (J. Pelikan, Swiss TPH)
  • 26.08.2019
  • News

African universities battle to attract post-doctoral researchers. Here’s why

Postdoctoral training is a critical element of building Africa’s population of researchers. The continent needs to develop its capacity for globally competitive postdoctoral training, as this is essential to promoting scientific and research excellence and leadership. Young early career researchers from the continent face four main challenges.
Rendezvous am Mittag, 22.8. 2019
  • 23.08.2019
  • News

Bekämpfung der Armut und Nachhaltigkeit kommen zu kurz - KFPE Präsident im Radio SRF

Der Bund will die Entwicklungshilfe anders ausrichten. Doch die neue Strategie erntet Kritik von verschiedenen Seiten. Die Akademie der Wissenschaften moniert, die Bekämpfung der Armut und die Nachhaltigkeit komme zu kurz.
No sustainability without north-south research
  • 22.08.2019
  • News

No sustainability without north-south research

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) concerns us all. Global challenges such as the climate crisis, cybercrime, migration, biodiversity loss, terrorism or pandemics are urgent and require global solutions.
  • 12.07.2019
  • News

Call pre-announcement: SOLSTICE – Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) is launching a joint transnational call for proposals in October 2019. SOLSTICE seeks interdisciplinary contributions from consortia led by Social Sciences and Humanities who will address societal aspects of climate change.
Simone Schürle and Jacques Dubochet
  • 25.06.2019
  • News

Simone Schürle on Shaping a Sustainable Research Culture

The results of my discussions at the «We Scientists 2035» workshop revealed that one of the problems with scientific culture widely experienced by participants, is growing pressure. The workshop this year in Lausanne, organized by the Swiss Academy of Sciences, brought together natural scientists from different career stages to discuss novel ideas about research culture and generate concrete actions for how it might be improved.
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