05.03.2014 | Anderes
Aa appeal for an open european higher education area
Switzerland’s affiliation with the European higher education area is threatened in consequence of the yes-vote on the federal popular initiative “mass immigration” from 9 February 2014. In its initial reaction, the European Commission has excluded Switzerland from the 8th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and from the student exchange programme Erasmus+. The signers of this appeal call upon decision-makers in Europe and Switzerland to enable Switzerland’s participation in these important programmes, and voice their commitment to an open European and international higher education area.
27.02.2014 | Ankündigung
SFIAR Award 2014 - Call for Applications
The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) offers an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development.
19.02.2014 | Anderes
Veterinary medicine for neglected worm infections
A new study published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' reveals that the health of millions of children with worm infections could be improved thanks to a veterinary drug. The study represents a vital contribution in the fight against worm infections – still largely neglected– in developing countries.
18.02.2014 | Publikation
Integrating science into humanitarian and development planning and practice
A set of Guidelines on ‘Integrating science into humanitarian and development planning and practice to enhance community resilience’ has been developed by Melanie Duncan at University College London in collaboration with a number of contributors.
17.02.2014 | Tagungsberichte
KFPE facilitates first Science–Policy Exchange event
A “Science–Policy Exchange” event was held on 13 and 14 February 2014 in Lao PDR to foster efforts to improve collaboration between researchers and decision-makers. Its purpose was to create a space for dialogue between the various parties, and to take stock of the current status of science–policy exchange in the country.
12.02.2014 | Anderes
Farmer groups key to boosting technology adoption in Kenya
Engaging farmers in evaluating improved crops and practices and sharing their lessons and successes with more farmer groups is proving to be an effective way to scale up techno- logy adoption — and one that can continue long after the project ends.
Farmers sharing their knowledge with other farmers has been key to the project’s success.
12.02.2014 | Anderes
KFPE's February newsmail
KFPE has published its February 2014 newsmail
11.02.2014 | Ankündigung
Visiting Research fellowship - Critical Diversity Studies
The Call for Proposals for Visiting Research Fellowship in the field of Critical Diversity Studies, based on the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI), has been extended to 20 March 2014.
05.02.2014 | Ankündigung
2014 SNIS Award
The Award will be given to the best thesis in international studies submitted in a Swiss University during the calendar year of 2013.
05.02.2014 | Ankündigung
15th Swiss Global Change Day
As in previous years the Swiss Global Change Day (2 April 2014) is the platform where the Science Community of all disciplines meets and interacts. Key note speakers encompass topics of the physical climate system, the biochemical and geochemical processes and impacts, biodiversity and the human dimensions of global change.
31.01.2014 | Anderes
UN launched scientific advisory board
Ban Ki-moon urges bridging gap between science, policy:
The United Nations must use science and technology to strengthen its policy-making on sustainable development, reducing inequality and eradicating extreme poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said launching his advisory board of scientists.
24.01.2014 | Anderes
Global Green Growth Knowledge Platform Launches Its Geneva Office
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) was created to close knowledge gaps in green growth strategies and practice to help countries implement green growth policy. The Geneva office of the GGKP officially opened its doors on 22 January 2014.
22.01.2014 | Ankündigung
Online course on water treatment in households
On 7 April 2014, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec/Eawag), in partnership with the EPF Lausanne, is launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), entitled “Introduction to household water treatment and safe storage”. Additional modules are planned, covering various aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in developing countries. These free online courses (in English with French subtitles) are mainly designed for students and professionals in the water sector worldwide.
20.01.2014 | Ankündigung
Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme
In the context of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), the SNSF and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have issued a call for Joint Research Projects. Support is envisaged for 20-26 projects.
20.01.2014 | Anderes
Findings of major study of science granting councils in Africa
The first major study of science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa has uncovered significant variations between the science, technology and innovation systems in 17 countries and has identified models that capture the most common arrangements for public research funding. The study is expected to make recommendations on the optimal functioning of councils.
16.01.2014 | Ankündigung
The Programme on Gender and Global Change
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Programme on Gender and Global Change (Graduate Institute Geneva) invites applications to its PGGC Visiting Fellows programme.
Applications from scholars whose research focuses on gender issues related to globalisation, development and international relations are welcome.
15.01.2014 | Publikation
Future Earth Initial Design
The Future Earth Initial Design Report was compiled by the Future Earth Transition Team, and proposes a 10-year vision for integrated and solutions-oriented research to support transformations towards global sustainability. Its recommendations are now being taken forward by the Future Earth interim Secretariat.
The report sets out the initial design of Future Earth, comprising a research framework and governance structure; preliminary reflections on communication and engagement, capacity-building and education strategies; and implementation guidelines.
15.01.2014 | Anderes
Training the next generation of African scientific talent
As the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences celebrated its 10th anniversary in November 2013, alumni reflected on how AIMS has helped them become drivers of Africa's development.
08.01.2014 | Publikation
Research partnerships: the benefits of North–South collaboration
Partnerships between Northern and Southern researchers are a powerful tool for studying problems of global change and for shaping development policies. North–South partnerships enable teams of researchers to focus on specific problems and to strengthen research capacities in developing countries. They also enable Southern researchers to contribute to their home countries as part of an international network. This issue of evidence for policy draws on recent publications from the NCCR North-South to illustrate how partnership benefits science and sustainable development.
07.01.2014 | Ankündigung
Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation Call for Proposals
The new Calls for Proposals for the Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation program (SSSTC) are now open.
06.01.2014 | Anderes
Top Stories of 2013
SciDev.Net highlights important issues around the world with their top stories of 2013.
14.10.2013 | Ankündigung
Health systems research initiative call 1
Providing evidence to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes.
This call for proposals is the first of three annual Health Systems Research Initiative calls, jointly supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT).